Top 20 places to work in 2016 according to employees

Here are the top 20 places to work with in 2016 based on their job satisfaction and work environment

As you all know, we are almost nearing towards the end of 2015. If you are looking for a change of job in 2016, the job hunting site Glassdoor provides you a sneak peak which companies to target in the new year.

Based on the ratings and reviews submitted by the employees on its site, Glassdoor browsed its huge database of employer listings and found the top companies with the most satisfied workers. On a 5-point scale, the reviewers rate their company: 1.0=very dissatisfied, 3.0=OK, 5.0=very satisfied.

The list of companies below provides you the best 20 companies that you should look to work in 2016. While companies like Apple and Nike to everyone’s surprise did not make it to the top 20, smaller, up-and-coming companies that were able to made the cut this year.

No. 1: Airbnb
Score: 4.6

Airbnb is travel company phenom that helped invent a new market, matching those with spare rooms/homes/condos to rent with travelers wanting to rent them. It has over 1,500,000 listings in 34,000 cities and 190 countries.

“The people that work here are some of the best I’ve met in my professional career. The culture is good. The founders are great people and I believe they have the best intentions for the company, the employees, and our community. There is a lot of opportunity to learn from different teams and possibly switch roles as departments grow and new team form.” – Airbnb Employee

No. 2: Bain & Company
Score: 4.6

Bain & Company is a global management consulting firm that provides advisory services to businesses, nonprofit organizations, and governments.

“Incredibly supportive culture with an incredible focus on learning and mentoring. Highly intelligent, down-to-earth and fun people. Focused on making a real impact for our clients.” – Bain & Company Associate Consultant

No. 3. Guidewire
Score: 4.5

Guidewire makes software for the insurance industry. It offers core back-end software for property and casualty (P&C) insurance carriers in the U.S. and worldwide.

“Guidewire hits the sweet spot between ‘startup culture’ and ‘big corporate culture.’ There is the small company vibe, wherein you can talk to everyone and get things done. And there is enough room for flexibility in processes for individuals and teams to choose what works best for them, while having the support of the larger organization.” – Guidewire Employee

No. 4: HubSpot
Score: 4.4

HubSpot is a company that develops and markets a software product for inbound marketing also called HubSpot. The software has features for social media marketing, email marketing, content management, web analytics and search engine optimization among others.

“Leadership places a heavy emphasis on employee growth across all divisions, from tuition reimbursement to offering opportunities to take on challenges outside your core responsibilities. Transparent culture from top to bottom. Management actually listens to employees, and makes quick changes to structure if/when needed.” – HubSpot Employee

No. 5: Facebook
Score: 4.4

Facebook is the world’s largest online social networking service.

“The culture is really amazing and in my opinion even better than the media portrays it. The perks are wonderful, but the professional experience is even better! I feel the energy everyday working here.” – Facebook Product Specialist

No. 6: LinkedIn
Score: 4.4

LinkedIn is a job-hunting site and business-oriented social networking service for professionals.

“Our culture is about transformation, integrity, collaboration, humor, and of course results. This culture drives everything we do and is supported by the company’s core values that every employee knows and lives each day. Our values are grounded in our members who come first always.” – LinkedIn Senior Manager

No. 7: Boston Consulting Group
Score: 4.3

Boston Consulting Group is a global business and management consulting company. The firm advises clients in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors around the world.

“The work is intellectually intense and challenging. Smart colleagues, great teams, excellent culture and some terrific clients.” – Boston Consulting Group Project Leader

No. 8: Google
Score: 4.3

Google Inc. is the world’s largest search engine site that specializes in Internet-related services and products. These include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, and software. It is also involved in all kinds of tech projects from self-driving cars to internet kites and balloons.

“Everyone works together to achieve big and have fun while doing it. The perks are unbelievable (food, massage, gyms, discounts, etc.) but the best part is being surrounded by such amazing talent. It’s truly inspiring.” – Google Interaction Designer

No. 9: Nestlé Purina PetCare
Score: 4.3

Nestlé Purina PetCare produces and markets pet food, treats and litter.

“People-oriented company. Heavy investment in employees and endless opportunities. Strong work-life balance and a culture that stresses open communication.” – Nestlé Purina PetCare Audit Manager

No. 10: Zillow
Score: 4.3

Zillow is an online real estate database company.

“The views are amazing, the free food/snacks/drinks are great, and the benefits are great. I’m surrounded by smart people, and am constantly learning. Little red-tape and no business politics allow for us to immediately benefit the company and have a huge impact.” – Zillow Data Scientist

No. 11. Eastman Chemical
Score: 4.3

Eastman Chemical is a chemical company engaged in the global manufacture and sale of chemicals, fibers, and plastics.

“Employees are encouraged to volunteer, and those opportunities are spent working side by side with management and company executives. A balanced work and home life are also stressed by management – and they grant you the time to make that happen. They truly believe that happy, fulfilled people make the best employees.” – Eastman Chemical Administrative Assistant

No. 12: World Wide Technology
Score: 4.3

World Wide Technology is a technology consulting company.

“Flexible hours along with telecommute days. Family environment, fun and never bored — always work to be done! Benefits are excellent!” – World Wide Technology Employee

No. 13: In-N-Out Burger
Score: 4.2

In-N-Out Burger is a regional chain of fast food restaurants with locations primarily in the American Southwest and Pacific coast.

“Pay, hours, benefits, company associate appreciation, bonuses, incentives, the list goes on and on. Coolest president ever.” – In-N-Out Burger Employee

No. 14: Mindbody
Score: 4.2

Mindbody is a software firm for class-and appointment-based businesses.

“It’s a culture of happiness! I’ve never been in such a positive environment. Management encourages you not only professionally, but in personal aspects of life too.” – Mindbody Technical Support Employee

No. 15: Power Home Remodeling Group
Score: 4.1

Power Home Remodeling Group is a home remodeling company that provides services predominantly related to remodeling energy and cost-saving exterior services through its various service divisions. It is best known for replacement windows, siding, roofing, and entry doors.

“Rapidly growing company with highly driven leadership. Inter-office camaraderie is a huge part of company culture. Multiple opportunities for upward movement in all departments within the company.” – Power Home Remodeling Group Sales Support Employee

No. 16: Expedia
Score: 4.1

Expedia is an online travel site.

“The atmosphere is positive, energetic and entrepreneurial. The combination of travel and technology creates a fast-paced and exciting place to be. Join us!” – Expedia Director

No. 17: H-E-B
Score: 4.1

HEB Grocery Company, LP (stylized as H-E-B), also known as H-E-B Grocery Stores, is a privately held supermarket chain based in San Antonio, Texas, with more than 350 stores throughout the U.S. state of Texas, as well as in northeast Mexico.

“Flexible Hours. Ability to move up just as fast and much as you want depending on your self-motivation. Ability to find where you belong, department wise.” – H-E-B Deli Representative

No. 18: Riot Games
Score: 4.1

Riot Games is a video game publisher that makes the popular League of Legends game.

“Riot treats all of its employees incredibly well, from top tier benefits across the board, to the state of the art campus, free gourmet lunch and dinner. I really can’t imagine a better place to work in games (or in tech around the greater LA area).” – Riot Games Senior Staff

No. 19: Adobe
Score: 4.1

Adobe is a software maker best known for its design and photo editing software.

“Outstanding company benefits–the Employee Stock Purchase Plan is second to none. Extremely progressive company that values employees. I truly feel needed and wanted with freedom to make decisions and have support at all levels.” – Adobe Employee

No. 20: Memorial Sloan Kettering
Score: 4.1

Memorial Sloan Kettering is a cancer treatment and research institution.

“Collaborating with world renowned professionals, excellent pay and benefits. Nurses are valued and respected.” – Memorial Sloan Kettering Clinical Nurse III.

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Kavita Iyer
Kavita Iyer
An individual, optimist, homemaker, foodie, a die hard cricket fan and most importantly one who believes in Being Human!!!


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