Special Report

The Best Companies to Work For

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7. Facebook
> Glassdoor rating: 4.3/5
> Employees who would recommend working at company: 86%
> Employees: 37,700
> Industry: Social media
> Headquarters: Menlo Park, CA

One of the highest profile brands on this list, Facebook received largely negative press coverage in recent years due to privacy and fake news concerns. Its employees, however, do not share these negative sentiments but hold the company in high regard. Like other Silicon Valley-based tech firms, Facebook does its best to attract and keep top talent, including offering perks like free food, dry cleaning and laundry service, transportation, and a 30-day break every five years.

Salaries also likely contribute to Facebook employee morale. Facebook’s software engineers earn $147,500 a year on average.

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6. Google
> Glassdoor rating: 4.3/5
> Employees who would recommend working at company: 86%
> Employees: 60,000
> Industry: Technology
> Headquarters: Mountain View, CA

Google is one of several Silicon Valley tech companies to rank on this list. Those who work for the world’s most popular search engine applaud the company for perks like free food, great benefits, and good work-life balance. Google also pays its employees well. The average senior software engineer at the company earns over $173,000 a year.

Though Google is headquartered in California, its employees can be found all over the world as the company has offices in 50 countries.

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5. In-N-Out Burger
> Glassdoor rating: 4.4/5
> Employees who would recommend working at company: 91%
> Employees: 10,000+
> Industry: Fast food
> Headquarters: Irvine, CA

California-based In-N-Out Burger is the only restaurant to rank on this list. In-N-Out Burger stands out in the industry for employee satisfaction due in part to flexible schedules and benefits like paid vacations, free meals, and a 401(k) plan. Hundreds of Glassdoor reviews also cite relatively good pay, and many reference the free meal employees are entitled to every shift as a positive. The vast majority of In-N-Out Burger locations are in California, though there are also many in Texas, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah.

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> Glassdoor rating: 4.4/5
> Employees who would recommend working at company: 91%
> Employees: 13,277
> Industry: Computer hardware & software
> Headquarters: Santa Clara, CA

Founded in 1993, NVIDIA invented in 1999 the first graphics processing unit, or GPU, which is now a standard component in computer displays. NVIDIA is the highest ranking Silicon Valley-based tech company on this list, beating its better known neighbors Google and Facebook. Working with cutting-edge technology is what many at NVIDIA like the most about their job. Many also appreciate the company’s work-life balance, culture, and learning opportunities.

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3. TaskUs
> Glassdoor rating: 4.6/5
> Employees who would recommend working at company: 94%
> Employees: 10,000+
> Industry: Outsourcing
> Headquarters: Santa Monica, CA

TaskUs is a California-based outsourcer that helps its clients, primarily other businesses, manage duties they may not be properly equipped to handle in a range of areas like consulting, customer experience, and back office support. The company claims to leverage both its skilled staff and technology to respond to its clients’ unique needs. Those who work for TaskUs report appreciating the company’s work environment and frequently have nothing negative to say. Co-founder and current CEO Bryce Maddock has a near perfect 99% employee approval rating on Glassdoor.

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