Special Report

America's Best Companies to Work For

16. Chevron
> Glassdoor rating: 3.9
> CEO rating: 95% (John S. Watson)
> Employees: 64,600
> Revenue: 211.7 billion

According to the company: “Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies. We are involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry.”

Employees praise energy industry giant Chevron, noting its emphasis on workplace safety as among its best attributes as an employer. According to one review, “safety is a priority in all things done both in the office and in the field.” Another reviewer added, “safety is a top priority for any company but it doesn’t compare to the safety here.”

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17. General Mills
> Glassdoor rating: 3.9
> CEO rating: 94% (Ken Powell)
> Employees: 43,000
> Revenue: $17.9 billion

According to the company: “We are among the world’s largest food companies. Our brands are known for quality, starting with Gold Medal flour in 1880, which today remains the No. 1 selling flour in the United States.”

General Mills strives to make lives “healthier, easier, and richer,” a motto that applies not only to its consumers, but also its employees. The company offers flexible scheduling for many jobs, so workers can better balance their work and personal lives. Employees are grateful for this flexibility in their reviews of General Mills, which, like many top-rated companies, was frequently praised for promoting work-life balance.

18. SAS Institute
> Glassdoor rating: 3.9
> CEO rating: 86% (Jim Goodnight)
> Employees: 13,777
> Revenue: $2.9 billion

According to the company: “SAS helps you make sense of the message. As the leader in business analytics software and services, SAS transforms your data into insights that give you a fresh perspective on your business.”

Employee reviews of SAS are generally exceptionally positive. SAS offers a health and fitness center at its corporate headquarters in Cary, North Carolina. In other offices without a fitness center, the company signed contracts with local fitness centers so employees can enjoy these benefits. In addition, the company provides day care, child summer camps, and college scholarships to employees’ children.

19. Intel
> Glassdoor rating: 3.8
> CEO rating: 83% (Brian M. Krzanich)
> Employees: 107,600
> Revenue: $52.7 billion

According to the company: “We are the world’s largest semiconductor chip maker, based on revenue. We develop advanced integrated digital technology, primarily integrated circuits, for industries such as computing and communications.”

Intel is an exceptionally well-regarded employer, even though it had more than 100,00 employees at the end of its latest fiscal year. Employees, in particular, praised the internal mobility the company offered. One reviewer said that “you can change jobs every couple of years internally without having to brave the waters of the open market.” Another reviewer corroborated this, noting that “you can have multiple jobs and even careers without changing your employer.”

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20. SAP
> Glassdoor rating: 3.8
> CEO rating: 93% (Bill McDermott)
> Employees: 66,572
> Revenue: $23.3 billion

According to the company: “SAP is the world leader in enterprise applications in terms of software and software-related service revenue. Based on market capitalization, we are the world’s third largest independent software manufacturer.”

German software maker SAP had more than 66,500 employees at the end of of fiscal 2013. That year, the company’s revenues totaled 16.8 billion euros, or $23.3 billion. According to SAP, “though the company has grown, [the] entrepreneurial spirit has remained throughout SAP history.” Whether or not employees agree with this particular statement, they most certainly endorse careers at the company. Employees rate the company a 3.8 out of 5.0. Also, 93% of reviewers approve of chief executive Bill McDermott, one of the highest CEO approval ratings.

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