Look, we all know it’s ahh-mazing to work at Facebook.
But there must be other awesome companies to join, right? Right. And here they are: The annual “Best Places to Work” survey from Glassdoor was just released, and consider it your job-search cheat sheet.
Thanks to feedback from current and former employees in the form of anonymous company reviews, the list reflects pros and cons of the job, overall satisfaction, and key workplace attributes like career opportunities, compensation and benefits, culture and values, senior management, and work-life balance.
From the expected (yes, yes, we see you, Facebook) to the ones you might not have thought of (read: not tech or consulting), here are our favorite picks from the list.
Facebook. Is anyone surprised that Facebook landed the No. 1 spot? Probably not. As one former employee wrote, “It might be easy to roll your eyes when people from Facebook say how open their culture is, but it's true; it's more open than any other place I've worked at.”
Bain & Company. One of just three employees to land on the list all 10 years, the management consulting company took second place this year for its people, office culture, work-life balance and high compensation packages.
Boston Consulting Group. “Extraordinary colleagues, high-impact work, access to world-class clients, great training and development, good salary and benefits,” wrote one former employee.
Google. We’ve all heard of the amazing work perks enjoyed by Google employees (free food, housing, nap rooms), which could be why it’s No. 5 on the list.
Salesforce. The most surprising part of this company making the list may be that it’s only No. 15. The cloud computing company consistently makes appearances on “best employer” lists, including a recent LinkedIn ranking.
In-N-Out Burger. Everyone’s favorite California-based burger joint took the fourth slot this year. “Great pay, great benefits and great people,” wrote one former employee, which include benefits for part-time employees, as well.
Lululemon. Just the second time the company has made the list, and up 32 spots from last year, the athletic retailer offers employees a fun place to work, ongoing personal and professional development, and free yoga classes.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In its first appearance on the list, St. Jude boasts great benefits, people and atmosphere according to reviews — not to mention its mission.
Keller Williams. “The culture is amazing — you've never met a more caring company,” said one review of the real estate firm, which came in at No. 13.
Delta Airlines. There’s been a ton of bad press around airlines this year, but employees still love working at Delta. “I LOVE MY JOB! Even after 27 years. I started in 1991,” wrote one current employee.
And a special shout-out to our parent company Northwestern Mutual, which came in at No. 67 this year.