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The Best Companies To Work For In The U.S In 2020

André Gonçalves - Editor & Head Of English Market

After studying and working in HR, André studied sustainability management at Lisbon's School Of Economics & Management. He is responsible for the English speaking market of Youmatter since 2018.

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What are the best companies to work for in America in 2020? Let’s take a look at the latest ranking from Glassdoor with the top companies to work for in the US.

The Top 100 Best Places To Work For In The United States

With over 55 million company reviews from employees, Glassdoor is one of the world’s largest jobs and recruiting platform. The California headquartered company recently announced the winners of its 12th annual Employees’ Choice Awards. The final result was a ranking of the Best Places To Work In 2020 across the US and 8 other countries.

Contrary to other workplace awards, Glassdoor’s Awards are the result of the anonymous online feedback employees (or former employees) give of company they work (or have worked) for. Although this feedback aims primarily at helping people everywhere find a job and a company they love (Glassdoor’s mission) it can also be sorted out as a ranking.

Employees evaluated their companies’ attributes such as compensation, work-life balance, leadership, culture or career opportunities over the last year. They also shared their opinion regarding the pros and cons of working for their companies, let advice to the management and rated their CEOs and their overall satisfaction with their employers. As a result, Glassdoor’s Economic Research team found the winners of the best places to work for in 2020.

These winners are rated on a 5-point scale based on their overall ranking. The more points companies got, the more employees are satisfied with their jobs and employers. Out of curiosity, between over one million employers reviewed on Glassdoor, the average company rating is 3.5.

The Top 10 Best Companies To Work For In The U.S. In 2020

Glassdoor’s 100 Best Places to Work For In 2020 in the US ranking includes employers from a broad range of different industries. These include tech, retail, travel, tourism, healthcare, consulting or finance, among others – all of which you find here. Meanwhile, the top 10 (large) best places to work for in the U.S. in 2020 are:

  1. Hubspot
  2. Bain & Company
  3. DocuSign
  4. In-N-Out-Burger
  5. Sammons Financial Group
  6. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  7. Intuitive Surgical
  8. Ultimate Software
  9. VIPKid
  10. Southwest Airlines

An Overview Of The Best Companies To Work For In 2020 In the U.S.

As we can see at the list above, HubSpot, a cloud-computing software company, got the No. 1 ranking (for the first time, with a 4.6/5 score) while DocuSign and Ultimate Software, other tech companies, remained 3rd and 8th, respectively.

The remaining companies that make up the raking of the best companies to work for represent different sectors. Bain & Company (2nd) is a consultancy company, In-N-Out is a fast-food chain, Sammons Financial Group operates mostly with insurances and the Lawrence Laboratory is a federal research facility. The 9th and 10th positions go belong to VIPKid, an online teaching company, and to Southwest arilines, respectively.

Going from the 10 to the 100 best to work at, there are 31 newcomers, according to Glassdoor. These include SurveyMonkey (33th), Slack (69th), Allegiant Travel (73th) or Fidelity Investments (88th). Moreover, 15 employers are rejoining the list in 2020 after failing to make it on the year before. Some of the most iconic brands returning are the Mayo Clinic (24th), Hilton (92th) or Intel (100th).

Best Companies To Work For: An Overview Of The Tech Industry

If we consider the full ranking with the 10 best places to work for in 2020 in the U.S., the top 10 is ruled by tech companies. However, other sounding names from the tech industry make up the larger list of the 100 best places to work in America.

Google and Linkedin show up right after the top 10 in the 11th and 12th positions respectively. Others, like NVIDIA (20th), Microsoft (21th), Facebook (23th), Salesforce (34th), SAP (48th), Dell (67th), Cisco (77th) or Apple (84th) show up further ahead in the ranking.

Moreover, according to Glassdoor, Google and Apple are 2 of the 3 companies (with Bain & Company) that have made the list of the Best Places to Work since its launch 12 years ago.

Best Companies To Work: The Value Of Having A Great Culture

There are several reasons why, more than showing up on rankings like this one, having a truly enjoyable workplace and a culture where employees feel valued and appreciate is important.

One of them is that it attracts the top talent as top candidates are only willing to share their great value in a place where they enjoy working. Besides attracting talent, a great place to work also decreases turnover and increases retention. Employees feel more engaged, committed, and happy overall – which results in a stronger culture and a better individual and collective performances.

According to Dr. Chamberlain, Chief Economist at Glassdoor, people care deeply about where they work and organizations with exceptional cultures, apart from the competitive advantage to attract talent, often overrun their peers with better financial performances. That’s why, he said, culture is one of the smartest long-term investments companies can make.

But this workplace culture management isn’t just about giving employees fruit, snacks, consoles or out-of-the-box perks. As the CEO of Glassdoor puts it, being a top company to work at is also about aligning employees’ expectations with an organization’s mission. It’s about delivering the promise of creating a positive impact and continuously improving opportunities for employees to learn and grow.

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