Special Report

America's Best Companies to Work For

16. The Walt Disney Company
> Glassdoor rating:
3.8
> Number of reviews: 1,200
> CEO approval rating: 91% (Bob Iger)
> Employees: 180,000
> Industry: Entertainment – diversified
> Revenue: $48.8 billion

The Walt Disney Company was founded in October 1923 as The Disney Brothers Studio. Five years later, Mickey Mouse was introduced to the world and the brand took off. The company now has 11 theme parks and 47 resorts across three continents and has been behind some of the most iconic animated films in industry history. It also owns several prominent TV networks and film studios. Disney is also one of the best companies to work for. While complaints about the company being a large beaurocracy from survey respondents on Glassdoor.com are typical for large companies, the benefits of working for Disney are what set it apart. Disney employees cite many perks they love about the company — from discounted merchandise and free park access to a positive work environment with competitive pay and benefits .

17. Intuit
> Glassdoor rating:
3.8
> Number of reviews: 2,000
> CEO approval rating: 91% (Brad Smith)
> Employees: 8,000
> Industry: Application software
> Revenue: $4.5 billion

Starting in 1983 with personal finance software Quicken, Intuit (NASDAQ: INTU) now produces software such as TurboTax and QuickBooks that have been used by over 45 million people. Positive employee reviews regularly cite great pay and benefits, flexible hours, good work-life balance, and a fun environment. Intuit offers a 401k match and pays senior software engineers 16% more than the average salary of comparable positions at other companies.

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18. Microsoft
> Glassdoor rating:
3.8
> Number of reviews: 11,000
> CEO approval rating: 87% (Satya Nadella)
> Employees: 118,000
> Industry: Business software & services
> Revenue: $93.6 billion

Software company Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) does not rate as high as competitor Apple, but it is still considered by the 11,000 employees who reviewed it to be one of the best companies to work for. The company is now helmed by Satya Nadella after the 14-year tenure of Steve Ballmer came to an end last year. Nadella appears to have earned the workers’ respect in less than two years, as he has an 87% approval rating on Glassdoor.com. Microsoft workers also praise the company’s benefits system and appreciate being surrounded by intelligent coworkers. Several software developers reported being kept busy and engaged by managers who had their interests and professional growth in mind.

19. Procter & Gamble
> Glassdoor rating:
3.8
> Number of reviews: 2,700
> CEO approval rating: 86% (A.G. Lafley)
> Employees: 118,000
> Industry: Personal products
> Revenue: $83.1 billion

Founded in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1837 by William Procter and James Gamble, Procter & Gamble is the company behind many of the most recognizable household brands. Brands such as Tide, Gillette, and Crest all fall under the P&G umbrella. Still based in Cincinnati, P&G is one of best companies to work for. Survey respondents praise the company for its ethical business practices and collaborative work environment. Higher salaries also do not hurt. The average base salary for a brand manager at P&G is $139,200, about 25% higher than the national average for the same position.

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20. SAP
> Glassdoor rating:
3.8
> Number of reviews: 2,700
> CEO approval rating: 91% (Bill McDermott)
> Employees: 74,500
> Industry: Application software
> Revenue: $19.3 billion

German software company SAP rates as one of the best large software companies to work for, with a score of 3.8 out of 5. The company is massive, employing more than 74,000 workers around the world. Like many of the companies with satisfied employees, SAP has a highly-compensated workforce. The average base annual salary of most positions listed on Glassdoor.com was at least $100,000. More than four out of every five employees say they would recommend a job with the company to a friend, and common positive comments included praise of the company’s work-life balance and opportunity for employees to grow.