Special Report

America's Best Companies to Work For

36. Salesforce.com
> Glassdoor rating: 3.7
> CEO rating: 93% (Marc Benioff)
> Employees: 13,300
> Revenue: $4.1 billion

According to the company: “Salesforce.com is the enterprise cloud computing leader. Our social and mobile cloud technologies…help companies connect with customers, partners, and employees in entirely new ways.”

Salesforce.com is a company specializing in customer relationship management. It also earns frequent praise from employees. According to reviews, employees value the company’s strong focus on leadership and training opportunities. According to Salesforce.com’s website, “We take care of our employees every way we can, with comprehensive benefits, cool perks, fun offices… and unlimited gummy bears.”

37. Unilever
> Glassdoor rating: 3.7
> CEO rating: 91% (Paul Polman)
> Employees: 174,381
> Revenue: $68.6 billion

According to the company: “Unilever is one of the world’s leading fast-moving consumer goods companies with products sold in over 190 countries. More than 2 billion consumers worldwide use a Unilever product on any given day.”

Unilever employees frequently point to flexible scheduling as one of the best features of working at the company. Still, the Dutch-British consumer products company trails rival Procter & Gamble in employee ratings. While Unilever received a Glassdoor.com rating of 3.7 out of 5.0, its U.S.-based counterpart received a rating of 3.9.

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38. Walt Disney
> Glassdoor rating: 3.7
> CEO rating: 89% (Bob Iger)
> Employees: 175,000
> Revenue: $45.0 billion

According to the company: “The Walt Disney Company… is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media.”

Walt Disney is a massive company with a variety of operations around the world, ranging from theme parks to TV networks, such as ABC and ESPN, to film studios like Marvel and Pixar. But even with such a diverse array of businesses, Disney remains popular with employees, earning an average rating of 3.7 out of 5.0 based on reviews on Glassdoor.com. More than three quarters of present and former employees said they would recommend the company to a friend.

39. National Instruments
> Glassdoor rating: 3.7
> CEO rating: 95% (James J. Truchard)
> Employees: 7,114
> Revenue: $1.2 billion

According to the company: “National Instruments equips engineers and scientists with tools that accelerate productivity, innovation, and discovery to meet not only grand but also daily engineering challenges in an increasingly complex world.”

Like many companies on this list, employee satisfaction at National Instruments may benefit from the favorable opinion of senior management. CEO James Truchard received a 95% approval rating. His popularity may be partly due to the company’s culture and engaging work. A number of current employees report a laid back atmosphere and interesting projects.

40. J. Crew
> Glassdoor rating: 3.7
> CEO rating: 92% (Mickey Drexler)
> Employees: 15,300
> Revenue: $2.4 billion

According to the company: “J. Crew debuted in 1983 with the mailing of its first catalog…Today, the business includes retail and outlet stores nationwide and an ever-growing online and catalog business.”

J. Crew’s more than 5,000 employees appear to be relatively happy with their jobs. Employment at J. Crew, as at many retail outlets, tends to be best-suited for younger, more temporary workers. Reviewers cite generous perks, such as commissions and discounts, and flexible hours.

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41. Roche

> Glassdoor rating: 3.7
> CEO rating: 77% (Severin Schwan)
> Employees: 85,080
> Revenue: 46.8 billion CHF ($52.5 billion)

According to the company: “Roche is the world’s largest biotech company, with truly differentiated medicines in oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, ophthalmology and neuroscience.”

Although biotech company Roche is based in Switzerland, its U.S. and global presence is substantial, with much of its success based on the work of U.S. drug maker Genentech, which has been fully owned by Roche since 2009. The company currently employs more than 85,000 people in more than 150 countries. Employees are satisfied with plenty of opportunity for advancement, travel, and competitive compensation, according to reviews.

42. John Deere
> Glassdoor rating: 3.7
> CEO rating: 90% (Samuel Allen)
> Employees: 67,044
> Revenue: $37.8 billion

According to the company: “Deere & Company is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land.”

John Deere employees frequently mentioned high pay and strong benefits as some of the best aspects of working for the company. According to Glassdoor.com figures, the average annual salary among 50 product engineers was $70,498. Salaried workers receive up to five weeks of vacation a year and have access to various retirement plans and a wide range of health insurance benefits, according to the company’s website.

43. REI
> Glassdoor rating: 3.7
> CEO rating: 78% (Jerry Stritzke)
> Employees: More than 10,000
> Revenue: $2.0 billion

According to the company: ”REI is a $2 billion national multichannel retail co-op headquartered outside of Seattle.”

REI, an outdoor clothing and equipment retailer, emphasizes its commitment to environmental stewardship. According to reviews on Glassdoor.com, corporate responsibility at REI also extends to the company’s treatment of its employees. Part of this philosophy may come from REI’s internal structure. It is the nation’s largest consumer cooperative, according to its website, which allows it to focus on what will benefit its members most in the long-term.

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44. Synopsys
> Glassdoor rating: 3.7
> CEO rating: 96% (Dr. Aart J. de Geus & Dr. Chi-Foon Chan)
> Employees: 8,573
> Revenue: $ 2.0 billion

According to the company: “A leader in electronic design automation and semiconductor IP, Synopsys delivers software, IP and services to help engineers address their design, verification, system and manufacturing challenges.”

Synopsys is just one of two companies on this list with two CEOs: founder Aart De Geus and longtime executive Chi-Foon Chan. Despite the unusual management structure, the two executives received a 96% approval rating from employees on Glassdoor.com, among the highest of any business reviewed.

45. Rackspace
> Glassdoor rating: 3.7
> CEO rating: 84% (Graham Weston)
> Employees: 5,651
> Revenue: $1.5 billion

According to the company: “Rackspace is the global leader in hybrid cloud and founder of OpenStack, the open-source operating system for the cloud.”

Since its founding in 1998, San Antonio,Texas-based Rackspace has become a leading provider of cloud technology. Rackspace employees — known as “Rackers” — report an excellent work environment that promotes a fun and well-balanced employee experience. While reviews are generally positive, some have questioned whether changes within the company, including the resignation of long-time CEO Lanham Napier earlier this year, will alter the company’s core values.

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