50 companies with the best workplace culture

These employers know the secret to a positive work environment

50 companies with the best workplace culture

There are many elements to a great corporate culture, but these top 50 large companies know how to excel in every one of them to create a positive work environment.

That’s the reason nearly all of their employees (95%) say they’re proud to be part of the team, according to employee culture specialist Comparably, which compiled a list of companies with the best workplace culture in 2020.

This year, all top five employers came from the technology sector – Google climbed three places to the top, unseating Microsoft, which fell to No. 6.

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But while Google emerged as No.1, with an overall culture score of 4.7 out of 5 stars, the two companies that trailed behind it – Adobe and HubSpot – posted an even higher score of 4.9 stars.

When it comes to salaries, HR directors at Google are said to have one of the highest pay packages in the company, but the average salary for the HR department is only at US$86,000, Comparably found.

Over at Adobe, which ranked second this year, HR professionals purportedly receive significantly more. The HR department has an average salary of $219,000. One recruiter reported receiving a salary of $210,000 plus bonuses, while another recruiter said they make $140,000+.

A positive work environment

What exactly makes for a great corporate culture? The variables range from compensation & benefits to work/life balance, to leadership and growth opportunities. Overall:

  • 94% of employees say they work in a positive environment
  • 93% – feel their managers care for them as a person
  • 87% – are excited to come to work each day
  • 84% – believe they are paid fairly
  • 84% – believe their leaders do what they should to retrain employees

Researchers also asked respondents how confident they are about their future success in the organization and whether their managers and supervisors negatively affect company culture, among other questions.

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Employee sentiment ratings were compiled in a 12-month period, with each answer given a numerical weight and measured against similarly sized companies in North America.

Which employers offer the best workplace culture in 2020?

1. Google Mountain View, CA

2. Adobe San Jose, CA

3. HubSpot Cambridge, MA

4. Zoom Video Communications San Jose, CA

5. RingCentral Belmont, CA

6. Microsoft Redmond, WA

7. Credit Karma San Francisco, CA

8. Qualtrics Provo, UT

9. Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Boston, MA

10. Farmers Insurance Woodland Hills, CA

11. Insight Global Atlanta, GA

12. ZipRecruiter Santa Monica, CA

13. Bell Fort Worth, TX

14. ADP Roseland, NJ

15. ZoomInfo Vancouver, WA

16. Facebook Menlo Park, CA

17. Apple Cupertino, CA

18. Trimble Sunnyvale, CA

19. TaskUs Santa Monica, CA

20. nCino Wilmington, NC

21. LexisNexis Legal & Professional New York, NY

22. Chegg Santa Clara, CA

23. Smartsheet Bellevue, WA

24. SBA Communications Boca Raton, FL

25. CVS Health Woonsocket, RI

26. Beacon Hill Staffing Group Boston, MA

27. LHC Group Lafayette, LA

28. Vector Marketing Olean, NY

29. Ambry Genetics Aliso Viejo, CA

30. Concentrix Fremont, CA

31. Smile Brands Irvine, CA

32. Peloton New York, NY

33. Chipotle Newport Beach, CA

34. Sage Atlanta, GA

35. Everbridge Burlington, MA

36. LogMeIn Boston, MA

37. Chewy Dania, FL

38. Northside Hospital Atlanta, GA

39. Brenntag Reading, PA

40. Better.com New York, NY

41. PRA Health Sciences Raleigh, NC

42. UiPath New York, NY

43. SentinelOne Mountain View, CA

44. Uber San Francisco, CA

45, KeepTruckin San Francisco, CA

46. Stanley Black & Decker New Britain, CT

47, Guidewire Software San Mateo, CA

48. Loanpal Roseville, CA

49. Egnyte Mountain View, CA

50. Rent-A-Center Plano, TX


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