There are 41 technology companies on this list of Employees’ Choice Award winners, including a technology giant that has received this award every year for the past 15 years.
Gainsight, a San Francisco-based customer success company, tops Glassdoor’s list 2023 Best Workplaces For the first time.
What is Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work list?
The winners of Glassdoor’s 15th annual Employees’ Choice Awards recognize the best places to work in the US, Canada, UK, France and Germany. The awards are based on input from employees who voluntarily provide anonymous feedback on the job site with company reviews about their job title, work environment and employer over the past year, according to Glassdoor.
In the US, Glassdoor’s 100 Best Places to Work recognizes employers with 1,000 or more employees, as well as 50 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For, which recognizes employers with fewer than 1,000 employees. Winners are ranked based on their overall rating from the past year, the company said. Ratings are based on a five-point scale, with five being the highest score. Employees rate employers on several characteristics of the workplace, including career opportunities and culture and values. Of the 2.3 million employers reviewed on Glassdoor, the average company score is 3.7.
“The past year has brought extreme highs and lows for job seekers and employees, but despite an increasingly precarious job market, Glassdoor data shows that there are still companies hyper-focused on creating great employee experiences,” said Christian Sutherland-Wong , Chief Executive Officer of Glassdoor , in a statement. “It is encouraging to see companies increasing their commitment to employee mental health and well-being, diversity and inclusion, competitive advantages and flexible work environments as we move into 2023.”
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What are the technology industry standouts on the 2023 Glassdoor list?
Forty-one technology companies have made the Glassdoor list of Best Places to Work for 2023 – the most of any industry. Glassdoor’s list includes winning employers in other industries, including finance, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, real estate and retail.
Only two employers have made the list every year for the past 15 years: Bain & Company (No. 3, 4.6 rating) and Google (No. 8, 4.6 rating).
This year, only three employers appear in all five country lists (major US, Canada, UK, France and Germany): Microsoft (No. 13, 4.5), SAP (No. 69, 4.4), and Salesforce (No. 75, 4.4) . ).
10 Best Big Companies for Employees, According to Employees
Six technology companies were in the top 10 of the best large companies to update this year with more than 1,000 employees.
1. Profit View (4.7)
2. Box (4.6)
3. Bain & Company (4.6)
4. McKinsey & Company (4.6)
6. Mathworks (4.6)
7. Boston Advisory Group (4.6)
10. In-N-Out Burger (4.6)
5 Best Small & Medium Businesses for Employees, According to Employees
Of the 50 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work 2023, 31 employers are newcomers and another 8 will be added to the list this year. Here are the top five best small and medium sized companies to work for based on results.
1. Goodwin Recruitment (4.7)
2. Telefilm (4.7)
3. JJ Taylor (4.6)
4. Pariveda (4.6)
5. Very strong (4.6)
Additional notable results in Glassdoor’s 2023 list
Thirty-seven employers are newcomers to Glassdoor’s 100 Best Places to Work 2023, including the LEGO Group (#21, 4.5), Spotify (#90, 4.4), and Toast Inc. (No. 96, 4.4).
Absent from the 2022 list, but rejoining in 2023, are 21 employers, including Netflix (No. 40, 4.5; last recognized in 2009), Mastercard (No. 60, 4.4; last recognized in 2021), MD Anderson Cancer Center (No. 71, 4.4; last recognized in 2021) and Electronic Arts (No. 97, 4.4; last recognized in 2018).
Top headquarters in this Best Places to Work list
- San Francisco Bay Area has 27 companies on the list; this is less than 30 companies in 2022.
- New York City has 10 companies on the list; this is an increase from seven companies in 2022.
- Boston has nine companies on the list; this is no change from 2022.
- Los Angeles has four companies on the list; this is down eight companies in 2022.
- Houston has four companies on the list; this is more than one in 2022.
- Seattle has three companies on the list; this is a drop of five companies in 2022.
- Washington, DC has three companies on the list; this is a drop of five companies in 2022.
- Chicago, IL has one company on the list; this is no change from 2022.
Methodology for Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work list
All Employees’ Choice Award winners are selected based on Glassdoor’s proprietary award algorithm, and each employer’s rating is determined by the quantity, quality, and consistency of Glassdoor-approved company reviews submitted by US-based employees between October 19, 2021 and October 17, 2022, the company said. During the one-year eligibility period, employers eligible for the large list must have received at least 75 assessments, and employers eligible for the small and medium list must have received at least 30 assessments, respectively, for each of the nine workplace attributes account taken into account as part of the reward algorithm. The nine workplace attributes are:
- Overall rating of the company.
- Career opportunities.
- Compensation and Benefits.
- Culture and values.
- Diversity and inclusion.
- Higher leadership.
- Work life balance.
- Recommend to a friend.
- Business outlook for six months. Employees can note whether they think their employer’s six-month business outlook is positive or negative or whether they have no opinion.
When employees submit reviews of their employer on Glassdoor, they are asked to share their thoughts on some of the top reasons for working for their employer (pros) and any drawbacks (cons), and are encouraged to provide advice to the management, the job site said.
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