Fun Friday: The 50 best workplaces in 2020

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Fun Friday: The 50 best workplaces in 2020

2020 isn’t exactly everyone’s definition of a blissful year. But through it all, these top 50 companies are doing something right to make their employees happy.

Career monitoring site Comparably.com this week released its annual list of companies with the happiest workers based on their Happiness Score, which factors in workplace positivity, professional growth opportunities, and satisfaction towards compensation and benefits, the report said.

Read more: Does happiness determine your success at work?

This year, video conferencing specialist Zoom once again took the top spot with an A+ rating.

“Compensation is an important aspect of employee happiness and, at Zoom Video Communications, 91% of employees feel they are paid fairly, 92% are satisfied with their benefits, and 90% are satisfied with their stock/equity,” analysts said.

Overall, 99% of Zoom employees believe their work environment is positive. The tech company topped the list for the second year in a row.

The top roster also welcomed new honourees. 2019 winners HubSpot and Microsoft moved up, bumping off LinkedIn and Costco out of the top 5 this year.

Read more: 'Happiness and career progression are not mutually exclusive'

A newcomer to the top 5 is RingCentral, a cloud-based communications app maker. When asked if their company’s goals are clear and if they’re invested in them, 95% of employees said yes.

“We make regular efforts to keep our employees happy,” the company said, as it shared five principles that managers follow for boosting employee morale:

  • Encouraging employee feedback
  • Recognising and rewarding good performance
  • Planning quarterly outings and field trips
  • Creating company traditions and perks
  • Being flexible and empathetic

“Take an interest in your employees’ lives without being intrusive,” RingCentral said. “Allow workers to leave work early on occasion in order to attend a child’s game or a recital without making them feel as if they will be penalised as a result.”

Here are the top 50 companies with the happiest workers, based on surveys from Comparably:

1. Zoom

2. HubSpot

3. Microsoft

4. RingCentral

5. Apple

6. Google

7. SBA Communications

8. UiPath

9. ADP

10. Farmers Insurance

11. Medela

12. Better.com

13. GitLab

14. Insight Global

15. Dynatrace

16. Vector Marketing

17. LinkedIn

18. Smartsheet

19. Northside Hospital

20. Outreach

21. Sage

22. LexisNexis

23. Trimble

24. Chipotle

25. ZoomInfo

26. Thomson Reuters

27. Costco

28. Malouf

29. Starbucks

30. Egnyte

31. Facebook

32. Qualtrics

33. The Home Depot

34. ManTech

35. Confluent

36. Meltwater

37. BambooHR

38. Workfront

39. Concentrix

40. Stanley Black & Decker

41. Noblis

42. Bell

43. Verizon

44. Sunrun

45. KeepTruckin

46. Vistaprint

47. Instacart

48. InVision

49. In-N-Out Burger

50. Smile Brands

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