Published: Fri, December 09, 2016
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Glassdoor reveals list of best employers for 2017

Glassdoor reveals list of best employers for 2017

Glassdoor, one of the world's largest jobs websites, released its 2017 list of the top 50 places to work on Wednesday. In addition, employees describe the best reasons to work at their companies as well as any downsides.

Facebook is No. 2 and Google is in the top five. It drew on reviews from employees based on their company experience over the past year, rating compensation and benefits, culture and values, and work environment. "From its openness to its diversity, Facebook has truly surpassed all tech companies in terms of culture, perks and employee lifestyle". Being at the top spot for three times, it beats Facebook (#2), Boston Consulting Group (#3), Google (#4) & World wide technology (#5) under the category Best Places to Work in 2017.

While numerous names on the list are recognizable tech companies and corporations, the top spots aren't limited to Silicon Valley startups - In-N-Out Burger, a West Coast fast-food chain, took the No. 7 spot due to its "great positive atmosphere", as one employee put it. Current and former employees share insights and opinions about their work environments on Glassdoor, capturing an authentic look at what it's like to work at Masergy. Last year's victor Airbnb's dropped to #35 position with a downfall in raings from 4.6 to 4.2. "Oftentimes, this is accomplished in partnership with multiple teams across the organization-from marketing to product management to engineering", said Rachel Wang, an Engagement Manager at APT. Employees of Clorox, which took 12th place, highlighted stellar work-life balance, flexible daily schedules and remote work options.

What an employee said: "I've been blown away by how incredible this company is".

"This means creating a culture where people genuinely enjoy coming to work every day because they feel engaged and feel what they do really makes a difference in our customers' lives".

What an employee said: "The amount of knowledge and growth to be gained is astronomical". Very professional and constructive atmosphere.

Softchoice's award-winning corporate culture has a lot to do with its focus on growing and developing its employees. Well, I am sure many of you have a pretty good idea which companies I am talking about as the title of the article already indicates. Their benefits are fantastic: "healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner options; gym/massage reimbursements; on-site gyms; snacks everywhere".

"People are very open, knowledgeable and potential for advancement is very much available", an Adobe order management employee said. Softchoice also offers numerous opportunities to participate in employee-led philanthropic activities, like Softchoice Cares. With a rating of 4.3 out of 5, the LDS Church came in well above other large corporations including: Airbnb, Apple and Microsoft.

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