In light of the economic shakeup caused by COVID-19, Americans are leaving their jobs in droves in search of new employment opportunities. This phenomenon, known as the Great Resignation, has empowered American workers to seek higher salaries and better benefits, and has allowed them to emphasize work-life balance.
While some companies are struggling to adapt to the new employment landscape, others are able to keep a full and qualified workforce by providing employees with the flexibility and compensation they seek. A select few companies are able to provide employees with better work-life balance, compensation, benefits, flexibility, and office culture than nearly all others.
To determine the 50 best companies to work for, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data from jobs review aggregator Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work 2021 report. Rankings are based on Glassdoor employee satisfaction reviews over the period from Oct. 22, 2019 to Oct. 19, 2020. Data on CEO approval rating is also from Glassdoor. Only companies with at least 75 ratings and at least 1,000 employees throughout the eligibility time frame were considered.
There is no specific recipe for making a company a desirable place to work, but Glassdoor found that workers tend to prioritize businesses that offer good career advancement opportunities, high compensation and competitive benefits, positive company culture and values, quality management, and a healthy work-life balance.
The 50 best companies to work for are spread among just a few industries, including tech, health care, consulting, and more. This is no coincidence, as careers in these fields tend to offer relatively high salaries, and compensation plays a large role in overall job satisfaction. These are the highest paying jobs in America.