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These Are the 20 Best Places to Work in 2018

Dec. 6, 2017 Entrepreneur

What makes you excited to get up and go to work every day?

Today, job site Glassdoor released its 10th annual Best Places to Work list for 2018.

In order to be eligible, companies had to have more than 75 approved reviews per company from employees based in the United States and had to have a staff of 1,000 employees or more. The businesses also had to be submitted for consideration between Nov. 1, 2016, and Oct. 22, 2017.

Each company had to have an overall company rating of 3.5 on the jobs site, and a 2.5 or higher when it came to five “workplace factor ratings” — career opportunities, compensation and benefits, culture and values, senior management and work/life balance.

In the 10 years that Glassdoor has put together the ranking, Apple, Bain & Company and Google have all remained in the top 10.

Of the 100 best places to work, companies fell into six top industries: technology with 28 companies on the list, retail with 11, healthcare with 11, consulting with six companies, finance with six and travel and tourism with six. There were also five top regions for where the companies were located — the Bay Area, Boston, Los Angeles, New York City and Seattle.

Click through the slides to see the top 20, and why employees love them so much.


Headquarters: Menlo Park, Calif.

Why employees are fans:  “It’s great working here, there’s nowhere else I’d rather be. You are working with very smart people who are energized and believe in the work they are doing. You will be rewarded for doing well, and for the company doing well. You are empowered and encouraged to wield influence and ship products that can literally affect billions of people, no matter what level you are at.” — Facebook Data Scientist

Bain & Company

Headquarters: Boston

Why employees are fans: “The people are the number one reason I love working at Bain & Company. Everyday I enjoy the company I am in and continue to feel inspired and challenged!” — Bain & Company Marketing Coordinator (Boston)

Boston Consulting Group

Headquarters: Boston

Why employees are fans: “Highly prestigious, unlimited growth potential, top-notch training, peers are the smartest/most creative in the world, free food and drinks all the time.” — Boston Consulting Group Finance/Accounting Employee

In-N-Out Burger

Headquarters: Los Angeles

Why employees are fans: “Extremely flexible with scheduling, you work with similar personalities so everyone tends to get along, you move up quickly, you genuinely feel appreciated 9 times out 10, free meal every day that you work, great pay and excellent benefits for a rewarding job!” — In-N-Out Burger Level IV Employee


Headquarters: Mountain View, Calif.

Why employees are fans: “Extremely intelligent and competent coworkers, exciting products, great management, amazing perks (insurance options, food, discounts on almost everything), opportunity to travel.” — Google Software Engineer


Headquarters: Vancouver, British Columbia

Why employees are fans:“Awesome team members. Ongoing personal and professional development. Ability to learn, grow, and develop – truly feels like you have ownership over the business and are able to contribute to the success of the store.” — lululemon Assistant Manager

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