Top 25 companies graphic sectionJob and career site Glassdoor recently released its third annual list of “Top 25 Companies for Work-Life Balance” (2013), which recognizes the highest rated companies for work-life balance over the past year. The list is entirely based on employee feedback.

The top five companies included:

  • SAS Institute
  • National Instruments
  • Slalom Consulting
  • MITRE
  • Orbitz Worldwide

This year’s rankings mark the first time Yahoo, Mastercard and NetApp appeared in the top 25 for work-life balance. Seven companies have appeared on the list for three consecutive years, including: SAS Institute, MITRE and Agilent Technologies.

Glassdoor also revealed what these companies’ employees had to say about their employer concerning work-life balance. A few responses include:

AOL

 “Company sincerely cares about employee welfare as well as helping out in the community wherever possible. Flexibility with schedules/time off.” – AOL Senior Systems Administrator (Dulles, VA)

Tieto

 “Great networks for professionals, especially for young talents. Flexibility. Work-life balance. Every place is a workplace = office is only one place to work.” – Tieto Project Manager (Espoo, Finland)

Morningstar

  “Work-life balance ratio is amazing; you can take a vacation almost whenever you want, for how long you want, and it’s not uncommon to work 7-hour days.” – Morningstar Client Manager (Chicago, IL)

SAS Institute

“Amazing workplace culture, flexible work environment, challenging/stimulating work, customer-focused.” – SAS Institute Marketing Employee (Cary, NC)

Mentor Graphics

“For a person with a family, the work-life balance and on-site childcare are absolutely stellar.” – Mentor Graphics Employee (Wilsonville, OR)

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