Glassdoor recently posted their 6th annual Employee’s Choice Awards honoring the 50 Best Places to Work. Though many annual “Top Company” lists show up online, Glassdoor’s methodology is entirely driven by employee input from the companies they work at, giving the list a somewhat unique validity.
Employees submit reviews of their companies to Glassdoor through an anonymous online review with a multitude of metrics, including overall satisfaction, benefits and comp, work/life balance, work culture and a number of other popular topics. A final algorithm and a filter of eligibility requirements form the final list. The winner this year was Bain & Company, a consulting firm that operates worldwide advising CEOs and industry leaders. More recognizable brands Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook all made the top 5.
A new addition this year was an additional list of 50 Best Medium Companies to Work For, encompassing a lot of the rapidly growing tech startups that make headlines in recent times. Financial services company Motley Fool was named the winner among medium-sized companies. Other notable recipients on this list include HR software provider SilkRoad Technology (not to be confused with the online illicit substance market), e-signature company Docusign, and online media company Global Zoo (who placed third).
Glassdoor offers companies who made the two lists several suggestions, mostly involving using social media to spread the good news (and do some free advertising for Glassdoor). The company also offers an “award” in the form of a logo that can be displayed on social media and websites.