Jobs and career community site Glassdoor recently announced the winners of its sixth-annual Employees’ Choice Awards, which honors the 50 Best Places to Work (recognizing companies with 1000+ employees) and the 50 Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work For (recognizing companies with 250-999 employees) in 2014. The Employees’ Choice Awards are compiled solely based on employees feedback from Glassdoor’s anonymous online company review survey.
The survey, which received more than 500,000 responses, asks employees about the pros and cons of their workplaces, including: rating how satisfied they are with their company overall; how they feel their CEO is leading the company; career opportunities; compensation & benefits; culture & values; senior management; work-life balance; whether they would recommend their employer to a friend; and their opinion on the company’s business outlook in the next six months.
The top five Best Places to Work in 2014 include:
1. Bain & Company
4. Eastman Chemical
The top five Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work For in 2014 include:
1. Motley Fool
2. SmartBear Software
4. Cornerstone OnDemand
“Greater workplace transparency is essential to helping connect the right people with the right companies,” Robert Hohman, Glassdoor CEO & co-founder. “Today’s workforce no longer prefers, but expects to have access to the information they want to make the most informed job and career decisions as possible. With the Employees’ Choice Awards, we’re proud to help people find jobs they love by highlighting companies that receive authentic endorsements from those who know the company best – their employees.”
Some employee commentary from a few of the best places to work winners:
“The best part about working at Bain is the people. The people make the fantastic culture, provide wonderful professional development and coaching opportunities, and make the job fun.” – Bain & Company Case Team Leader (Boston, MA)
“The people here all live and breathe our values and it is truly inspiring to come to work every day. Our work is educating professionals and I hear stories each day about how we have transformed their lives!” – LinkedIn Enterprise Sales Manager (Chicago, IL)
“Eastman cares about its people through open communication, training opportunities, career advancement and work-life balance – SAFETY is a top priority.” – Eastman Chemical Global Product and Pricing Manager (Saint Louis, MO)