In Annual General Meetings and boardroom conventions, CEOs love to talk about how their people are their greatest asset. In everyday business practice, though, very few of these executives manage to translate such claims into action. Companies that truly put their employees first cultivate workplace respect, encourage educational pursuits, professional growth, and increased satisfaction of their workforce. As a result, they attract a pool of highly skilled (and happy) employees with very low turnover rates. Based on employees’ input and information gathered from job industry authorities such as Glassdoor and Fortune.com, this is our list of the best workplaces in 2019.
1. Bain & Company
Bain & Company is a leading management consulting firm that advises leaders on marketing operations, strategy, IT, and areas. The company is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, employs more than 6,000 people and has an office presence in over 57 global cities.
Glassdoor.com has rated Bain & Company among the top companies to work in for all years in a row since 2010. The company was ranked the #1 best workplace in 2019. Employees love that the company cares about their careers within the company as well as beyond. There’s an amazing culture and a really supportive environment.
Salesforce – the San Francisco-based CRM software solution – really cares about empowering its workforce and improving the community around it. Salesforce is known to walk the talk, unlike many other top companies that simply make bold claims and do very little action-wise.
Employees enjoy a sense of inspiration that comes from the firm’s leadership taking a firm stand on social issues, and volunteerism is a major part of working here. Back in 2016, Salesforce spent about $3 million to achieve virtually equal pay for positions across demographics. Some of the world-renowned benefits that employees enjoy here include sabbatical leave, unlimited vacation time, and a very generous 401k policy. Employees get 7 days of paid volunteer time each year. What’s more, the company will much every charitable donation made by an employee (dollar for dollar) up to $5,000.
For many years in a row, Hilton has been the #1 coveted price for employees in the hospitality industry. Headquartered in the United States, the company employs over 161,000 employees across the world. It ranks among the best employers in Australia, Brazil, the UK, the United States, China, and Saudi Arabia, among many other countries.
Hilton employees embody the very hospitality that they show to their guests. There’s a very friendly culture here, and employees see their leaders as accessible and approachable. Although the company is over 100 years old, they love to act like a new startup that is keen on nourishing new ideas and innovation.
4. Zoom Video Communications
Zoom is a leader in enterprise video communications. They provide an easy and reliable cloud platform for seamless audio and video conferencing, chat, collaboration, and webinars on all devices. Zoom is headquartered in San Jose, California, and employs over 1,000 people.
What makes this among the best workplaces in 2019 is the fantastic culture of ‘Happiness’ at the company. Employees here feel it daily and look forward to coming to work because they feel cared for.
5. In-N-Out Burger
This is one of those restaurants where you can just close your eyes and imagine taking that delicious first bite. They serve a selection of cheeseburgers, hamburgers, French fries, shakes, and more. This eatery treats its employees right and you can see that right out of their smiles as they serve the not-so-secret menu. With great training and an excellent support structure, In-N-Out Burger offers some of the best opportunities to advance both in-store and corporate.
6. Procore Technologies
Procore is the world’s top construction management software. They have a universal platform that connects everyone and everything that is needed for a streamlined project. Procore is based in Carpinteria, California, and employs over 1,000 individuals.
Their most distinct advantage is the opportunity for career growth. This company is bent on making its employees better and letting them pursue their interests.
7. Boston Consulting Group
Based in Boston, Massachusetts, the Boston Consulting Group is one of the world’s top advisors on business strategy. They partner with a global pool of clients to identify the highest-value opportunities.
Some of the best things about working here is the work-and-life balance. They also have amazing benefits, a people-focused approach, and a positive organizational culture. Although the work they do here is challenging, employees get to enjoy a family feeling at the offices, and many benefits such as yoga, massage, PT-trainings, naprapathy, tennis, and more.
This Mountain View, California-based company connects the world’s professionals and has transformed the way companies hire, market, and sell. More than 5,000 employees work here to create economic opportunities for the global workforce.
Many employees who work at this technology giant say they are happy with the company’s vision. They feel that they are working to change the world for the better while being rewarded handsomely for doing just that. The work culture at LinkedIn is amazing with awesome perks.
Social Media giant Facebook cares so much about its employees. A sustainable work environment that encourages employees to care for themselves is part of the culture here.
The company offers incredible perks and benefits including free breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as an unlimited amount of snacks and drinks in between. Facebook’s international headquarters in California is the ultimate techie’s dream. It has a barbershop, gym, bike repair center, restaurants, clothes store, video arcade, and a lot of other amenities that make it a self-sustaining workplace. And that’s not where it ends. Facebook takes its employees’ personal matters very seriously. They’ll give parents with newborn babies a lot of money (known as ‘baby cash’) and offer a lot of support in many different areas.
Based in Mountain View, California, Alphabet is Google’s parent company. This tech giant offers some of the best perks for its employees, including benefits, compensation, and career opportunities. They also have an industry-leading 401k plan. In terms of the environment, the company ranks very highly for water, electricity, and fuel efficiency.
Alphabet is an industry leader based on the number of Americans it employs. People who work love the company culture that encourages respect and valuable relationships.
Lululemon is headquartered in Vancouver, BC (Canada) and has business locations across Canada, the United States, Australia, Hong Kong, and New Zealand. The company employs over 1,000 people and focuses on creating components that’ll help people live longer, healthier, and ‘more fun’ lives.
Employees at this firm say they are incredibly happy about the fun and supportive environment. The personal development here is incredible because the company invests so much in everyone. Plus employees only need to work 25 hours per week to be considered full-time.