Special Report

America's Best Companies to Work For

66. Hyatt
> Glassdoor rating: 3.6
> CEO rating: 90% (Mark S. Hoplamazian)
> Employees: 45,000
> Revenue: $2.6 billion

According to the company: “We are a global hospitality company with widely recognized, industry leading brands and a tradition of innovation developed over our more than fifty-year history.”

International hospitality company Hyatt operates 549 properties throughout the world. To promote a more inclusive workplace, Hyatt established employee network groups. These groups are meant to foster professional development, mentoring, and support for particular communities. Hyatt employees report not only a positive professional community, but also competitive benefits packages.

67. IKEA
> Glassdoor rating: 3.6
> CEO rating: 87% (Peter Agnefjall)
> Employees:139,000
> Revenue: 28.5 billion EUR ($37.9 billion)

According to the company: “We are a values-driven company with a passion for life at home. Every product we create is our idea for making home a better place.”

Swedish furniture company IKEA was founded in 1943. There are currently more than 350 IKEA stores in 44 countries, with 38 in the U.S. alone. IKEA claims all of its employees “have a contribution to make to the success of the company, and that every single role is important in its own way.” This appreciation for the company’s workers appears to be more than just a mantra, as employees report strong work experiences, with reviews on Glassdoor.com also frequently citing great benefits.

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68. Agilent Technologies
> Glassdoor rating: 3.6
> CEO rating: 68% (Bill Sullivan)
> Employees: 20,600
> Revenue: $6.8 billion

According to the company: “Agilent’s singular focus on measurement helps scientists, researchers and engineers address their toughest challenges with precision and confidence.”

Agilent CEO Bill Sullivan received just a 68% approval rating on Glassdoor.com, tied with Dow Chemical’s Andrew Liveris for the lowest rating among the companies on this list. Despite this, employees have favorable opinions of the company. Like many other top companies, work-life balance is frequently cited as a plus. At Agilent, according to one reviewer, “the work-life balance is so ingrained in the culture that it’s just ‘how we do things.’”

69. Cummins
> Glassdoor rating: 3.6
> CEO rating: 85% (Tom Linebarger)
> Employees: 47,900
> Revenue: $17.3 billion

According to the company: “Cummins is a global power leader that designs, manufactures, sells and services diesel engines and related technology around the world.”

Engine maker Cummins’ nearly 50,000 employees appear to be quite satisfied with their work. A healthy work-life balance, particularly at the company’s headquarters in Indiana, is commonly cited by former and current employees. According to its website, Cummins has some 500 distributor facilities, as well as over 5,000 dealer locations across the globe.

70. Dow Chemical
> Glassdoor rating: 3.6
> CEO rating: 68% (Andrew N. Liveris)
> Employees: 52,731
> Revenue: $57.1 billion

According to the company: “Dow’s integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers.”

Wall Street is divided over Dow’s business strategy. While CEO Andrew Liveris has legendary investor Warren Buffett’s seal of approval, activist investor Daniel Loeb has pushed for a breakup of the company. Just 68% of past and present employees approve of Liveris’ leadership, tied with Agilent Technologies’ Bill Sullivan for the lowest rating among the companies on this list.

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71. FactSet
> Glassdoor rating: 3.6
> CEO rating: 90% (Philip A. Hadley)
> Employees: 6,258
> Revenue: $858 million

According to the company: “FactSet is a leading provider of financial data and analytic applications for investment management and investment banking professionals around the globe.”

WIth more than 6,000 employees in 15 countries and over 50,000 users, FactSet is one of the largest financial data providers in the world. FactSet offers free lunch to its employees, a perk routinely cited in company reviews. CEO Philip Hadley is also well liked, with 90% of employees approving of his performance.

72. Eaton
> Glassdoor rating: 3.6
> CEO rating: 88% (Sandy Cutler)
> Employees: 102,000
> Revenue: $22.0 billion

According to the company: “Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably.”

Power management company Eaton touts its values and culture as a driving force in the company’s business, writing that “the Eaton Philosophy describes a culture in which employees can achieve their full potential to make exceptional contributions, confident that these will be welcomed and rewarded.” Despite working for a company with over 100,000 employees in 60 countries around the world, Eaton’s U.S. workers are highly satisfied. A number of reviews praise the company for the opportunities it offers and its emphasis on career development.

73. Bristol-Myers Squibb
> Glassdoor rating: 3.6
> CEO rating: 89% (Lamberto Andreotti)
> Employees: 28,000
> Revenue: $16.4 billion

According to the company: “Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global BioPharma company firmly focused on its [m]ission to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.”

Pharmaceutical giant Bristol-Myers Squibb makes this list with an employee rating of 3.6 out of 5.0. The company’s website notes that: “The health, safety, professional development, work-life balance and equitable, respectful treatment of our employees are among our highest priorities.” According to employee reviews, the company actually delivers on many of these promises.

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74. TIBCO Software
> Glassdoor rating: 3.6
> CEO rating: 77% (Vivek Y. Ranadivé)
> Employees: 3,856
> Revenue: $1.1 billion

According to the company: “TIBCO Software Inc. is a global leader in infrastructure and business intelligence software.”

TIBCO is one of the smaller companies on this list, with fewer than 4,000 employees at the end of last year. TIBCO reported slightly more than $1 billion in revenue in its 2013 fiscal year. According to the company’s website, “TIBCO is an established company that has retained the speed and agility of a start-up.” A number of employee reviews focus on the company’s fast-paced growth as both a pro and a con of working at TIBCO.

75. KBR
> Glassdoor rating: 3.6
> CEO rating: 79% (Bill Utt)
> Employees: 27,000
> Revenue: $7.2 billion

According to the company: “KBR is one of the world’s [premier] engineering, procurement, construction and services companies, employing approximately 27,000 people in more than 70 countries on six continents.”

KBR is perhaps best known for being a controversial U.S. government contractor during the Iraq War. In their reviews, current and former KBR employees cite a collaborative work environment, talented colleagues, and a healthy work-life balance among the company’s strengths. Numerous reviewers also report good pay and travel opportunities.

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