Special Report

America's Best Companies to Work For

46. Wegmans
> Glassdoor rating: 3.7
> CEO rating: 89% (Danny Wegman)
> Employees: 43,753
> Revenue: $6.6 billion

According to the company: “Wegmans Food Markets is an 84-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family-owned company, founded in 1916, is recognized as an industry leader and innovator.”

Wegmans has a long history of taking a unique approach to supermarket retail. The company has been repeatedly honored for hiring workers with disabilities. Additionally, Wegmans operates a culinary innovation center where chefs conduct research and development for the grocer. Employees, too, clearly endorse the company’s strategies, with 89% approving of CEO Danny Wegman.

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47. Overstock.com
> Glassdoor rating: 3.7
> CEO rating: 77% (Patrick M. Byrne)
> Employees: 1,500
> Revenue: $1.3 billion

According to the company: “Overstock.com is a discount online shopping retailer based in Salt Lake City, Utah that sells a broad range of products including furniture, rugs, bedding, electronics, clothing, jewelry and cars.”

Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne has made a name for himself by battling the practice of naked short selling on Wall Street and for endorsing bitcoin. Opinions on Byrne vary within the company. Overstock.com itself stresses a work-life balance, mentioning on its careers page that, “we believe that worker productivity is maximized when employees are well-rested and happy… We strive to offer a work experience that embraces hard work without the overwork.”

48. Monsanto
> Glassdoor rating: 3.7
> CEO rating: 93% (Hugh Grant)
> Employees: 21,900
> Revenue: $14.9 billion

According to the company: “Monsanto Company is a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality.”

Monsanto aims to enable “both small-holder and large-scale farmers to produce more from their land while conserving more of our world’s natural resources.” Yet Monsanto has become notorious for monopolizing food chains and using patent law to aggressively defend its business. Its 22,000 employees, however, seem to appreciate Monsanto’s sophisticated research, competitive salaries, and opportunities for advancement.

49. MathWorks
> Glassdoor rating: 3.7
> CEO rating: 85% (Jack Little)
> Employees: 3,000
> Revenue: $750 million

According to the company: “MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on its products to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development.”

Like workers at a number of other top companies, MathWorks employees report a healthy work-life balance. In addition, employees have the opportunity to work with one of the world’s most widely used software, Matlab, which is considered essential in many engineering fields. MathWorks notes on its website that it has 3,000 employees, largely based in the U.S., serving over one million customers.

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50. Accenture
> Glassdoor rating: 3.6
> CEO rating: 93% (Pierre Nanterme)
> Employees: 293,000
> Revenue: $28.6 billion

According to the company: “Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 293,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries.”

Reviewers cite a diverse and ever-changing environment as a considerable benefit of working at Accenture. This year, Accenture received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, which selected companies that promote LGBT equality and have conscientious corporate practices. In Accenture’s most recent full-year financial report, the company claimed, “Our most important asset is our people.”

51. Microsoft
> Glassdoor rating: 3.6
> CEO rating: 88% (Satya Nadella)
> Employees: 128,000
> Revenue: $86.8 billion

According to the company: “Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.”

Microsoft is highly regarded by employees, according to Glassdoor.com. However, the company has also experienced significant changes of late. Newly minted CEO Satya Nadella took over for Steve Ballmer earlier this year. Stephen Elop, the executive vice president of Microsoft’s Devices Group and previously CEO of Nokia, returned for a second stint at the company following its acquisition of Nokia’s devices and services business. These changes seem to have taken a toll on the company, which recently laid off thousands of employees. A letter on the matter from Elop generated controversy for burying the news in the 11th paragraph.

52. EY
> Glassdoor rating: 3.6
> CEO rating: 91% (Mark Weinberger)
> Employees: 175,000
> Revenue: $25.8 billion

According to the company: “EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over.”

EY is well liked by most of the company’s employees, who rate the accounting firm 3.6 out of 5.0 on Glassdoor.com. In their reviews, employees cite the work environment and the work-life balance as two important aspects of the company’s culture. CEO Mark Weinberger received a 91% approval rating, one of the higher ratings on Glassdoor.com.

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53. General Electric
> Glassdoor rating: 3.6
> CEO rating: 83% (Jeffrey R. Immelt)
> Employees: 307,000
> Revenue: $145.7 billion

According to the company: “GE is building the world by providing capital, expertise and infrastructure for a global economy. …We build appliances, lighting, power systems and other products that help millions of homes, offices, factories and retail facilities around the world work better.”

General Electric is one of the world’s largest companies, with nearly $146 billion in revenue and over 300,000 employees at the end of its last fiscal year, and a market capitalization of more than $253 billion. Despite its size, the company is able to provide employees with a generally well-reviewed workplace. As a conglomerate, GE operates a number of different businesses that can appeal to different workers, with operating segments in health care, aviation and financial services, among others.

54. American Express
> Glassdoor rating: 3.6
> CEO rating: 88% (Ken Chenault)
> Employees: 63,000
> Revenue: $30.9 billion

According to the company: “Each day, American Express makes it easier, safer and more rewarding for consumers and businesses to purchase the things they need.”

Headquartered in New York City, American Express is the world’s largest credit card company based on purchase volume, and employs roughly 63,000 people. Like many satisfied workers at other companies, American Express employees look forward to opportunities for growth as the company tends to promote internally. Numerous current and former employees cite excellent benefits and compensation as well.

55. Ericsson Worldwide
> Glassdoor rating: 3.6
> CEO rating: 87% (Hans Vestberg)
> Employees: 114,340
> Revenue: $35.4 billion

According to the company: “We are a world leader in the rapidly-changing environment of communications technology – providing equipment, software and services to mobile and fixed network operators all over the globe.”

With over 110,000 employees in more than 180 countries and roughly 40% of global mobile traffic running through its networks, Ericsson Worldwide is one of the largest communications technology providers in the world. Based on employee reviews, the company’s high Glassdoor.com rating is rooted in strong compensation and benefits packages, as well as the opportunity to work with industry leading technology.

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