Special Report

America's Best Companies to Work For

51. Citrix Systems
> Glassdoor rating:
3.6
> Number of reviews: 1,100
> CEO approval rating: 88% (Mark B. Templeton)
> Employees: 10,081
> Industry: Software
> Revenue: $3.1 billion

Citrix (NASDAQ: CTSX) is the name behind products like GoToMeeting, which allows multiple parties to collaborate and share documents through video conferencing. Citrix employees generally enjoy their jobs. Many reviewers applaud the positive work environment and enjoy working with cutting-edge technology. Employees also tend to have a high opinion of senior leadership. Even though he recently announced plans to retire amid structural changes and pressure from investors, CEO Mark Templeton, who has been at the helm since 2001, scores high approval ratings from his employees.

52. Bloomberg L.P.
> Glassdoor rating:
3.6
> Number of reviews: 1,500
> CEO approval rating: 88% (Michael R. Bloomberg)
> Employees: 15,000
> Industry: Financial data and media
> Revenue: $8.3 billion

Financial data provider and media company Bloomberg employs more than 15,500 people worldwide. Software developers and computer engineers report some of the highest job satisfaction, regardless of which company they work for. Bloomberg employs over 3,000 computer engineers, and pays above-average salaries. Software developers at Bloomberg earn $110,820 annually on average, versus the national average salary of $86,226 for the profession. Like many of the best companies to work for, Bloomberg is still led by its founder, Michael Bloomberg.

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53. Accenture
> Glassdoor rating:
3.6
> Number of reviews: 12,000
> CEO approval rating: 91% (Pierre Nanterme)
> Employees: 305,000
> Industry: Consulting
> Revenue: $31.9 billion

Accenture is an IT consulting firm headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. The company went public at $15.10 a share back in July 2001 and now trades at over $100. It has benefitted from increased reliance on information technology across the corporate world. Accenture’s impressive performance on the NYSE has certainly helped the morale of those employees who took advantage of stock options. The company’s pay is also generally better than average. An Accenture consultant makes nearly $93,000 annually, 5% more than the average consultant’s salary.

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54. Nordstrom
> Glassdoor rating:
3.6
> Number of reviews: 4,200
> CEO approval rating: 93% (Blake W. Nordstrom)
> Employees: 73,500
> Industry: Apparel stores
> Revenue: $13.5 billion

A disproportionately high number of the best companies to work for are still operated by their founder or a founding family member. Nordstrom (NYSE: JWN) is one of them. CEO Blake Nordstrom, represents the fourth generation of the family to lead the clothing department store. He receives high marks from his employees, with 93% approving of his leadership. The only department store to make the list, Nordstrom stands out for its treatment of employees. While a sales associate earns about $12 an hour, commissions from sales typically tack on another $10,000 to annual pay. Additionally, Nordstrom offers its employees comprehensive health care, stock options and a 401k plan.

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