Special Report

America's Best Companies to Work For

31. Kaiser Permanente
> Glassdoor rating:
> Number of reviews: 2,400
> CEO approval rating: 84% (Bernard J. Tyson)
> Employees: 195,000
> Industry: Healthcare
> Revenue: $56.4 billion

While making a difference in people’s lives helps increase employee satisfaction, reviews on Glassdoor.com also point to active measures the company has taken to boost employee moral. Good pay, healthy work-life balance, and excellent benefits, including 401k matching, are mentioned regularly in positive reviews. Three-quarters of Kaiser Permanente employees would recommend a job with the company to a friend.

32. EMC
> Glassdoor rating:
> Number of reviews: 2.,600
> CEO approval rating: 89% (Joe Tucci)
> Employees: 70,000
> Industry: Data Storage Devices
> Revenue: $24.4 billion

Employees at the Hopkinton, MA-based EMC  (NYSE: EMC) appear to have a great deal of confidence in their product, with one staff engineer saying, “Smart people, great technology, good compensation. Not everyone gets a chance to work for a company that defines the technology and changes the landscape.” Staff are paid very well. The base annual salary of nearly every position at the company is at least $100,000, according to Glassdoor.com. EMC is the majority owner of VMWare, another technology company that receives even higher marks for employee satisfaction on Glassdoor.com.

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33. General Electric
> Glassdoor rating:
> Number of reviews: 3,400
> CEO approval rating: 85% (Jeffrey R. Immelt)
> Employees: 305,000
> Industry: Diversified Machinery
> Revenue: $148.6 billion

General Electric (NYSE: GE) was formed in 1892 when Thomas Edison’s company, Edison General Electric Company, merged with the Thomson-Houston Company. Since then, GE has been the brand behind countless inventions and innovations. Today, the company employs over 300,000 people and is one of the best places to work. A mechanical engineer at GE can expect to make over $85,000 annually, 21% more than engineers with other companies. GE employees also have confidence in their leadership. CEO Jeff Immelt has an approval rating of 85%.

34. EY
> Glassdoor rating:
> Number of reviews: 6,500
> CEO approval rating: 94% (Mark Weinberger)
> Employees: 190,000
> Industry: Consulting
> Revenue: $27.4 billion

Formerly known as Ernst & Young, EY rebranded itself in 2013. Today, EY provides its auditing services across nearly all industries. Though it is headquartered in London, EY is one of the best places to work in the U.S. The average base salary for audit staff is $67,132, 12% higher than the average national auditor salary. Like most of the best companies to work for, survey respondents at EY have a high opinion of upper management, giving CEO Mark Weinberger a 94% approval rating.

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35. Fidelity Investments
> Glassdoor rating:
> Number of reviews: 2,500
> CEO approval rating: 88% (Abby Johnson)
> Employees: 41,000
> Industry: Financial services
> Revenue: $14.9 billion

Fidelity Investments is a financial services company that currently manages $5.2 trillion in customer assets. Though the base salary of $41,900 for a financial representative at Fidelity is roughly in line with the national average, Fidelity reps typically make an additional $6,000 annually after bonuses and commissions. Benefits at Fidelity are also generous. Over 60 reviewers on Glassdoor.com cited the company’s 7% of salary match on 401k contributions.

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