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50 best big companies to work for in America

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    50 best big companies to work for in America

    The average American will spend approximately 90,000 hours of their lifetime at work, which is equal to just more than 10 years straight spent at the office. However, those 90,000 hours don’t have to be spent cordoned in a cubicle waiting until the clock strikes 5 p.m. At several large companies in the United States, employees look forward to the workday, knowing that as Monday looms, so do office lunches, free travel, scholarships, and classes. 

    Working at a big company has its perks. In March, 88% of employees at large companies were offered access to medical care benefits, while only 55% of employees at smaller companies were provided the same option. 

    For profitable companies, the benefit packages don’t stop at medical care. At Google, professionals dine daily with lunches curated by a professional chef, and afterwards, they can relax with onsite yoga classes and chair massages. If you work at Twitter, you could be taking improv classes and breaks with some afternoon acupuncture. 

    Yet, neither Twitter nor Google took the top spot for the best big company to work for in the United States. Each year, Glassdoor uses a proprietary algorithm with feedback employees have submitted to compile its list of best places to work and separates the list by company size. 

    Using that list, Stacker has determined which 50 large companies were ranked the highest in 2018and the #1 spot might surprise you. 

    RELATED: 50 best small/mid-sized companies to work for in America 

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    #50. SpaceX

    Glassdoor rating: 4.3

    Change from 2017: Down 10 spots

    SpaceX is an aerospace company founded with the mission of eventually being able to help people live on other planets. Elon Musk, the company’s CEO, was also named one of the top chief executives of 2018. The company’s more than 6,000 employees can take advantage of several benefits including a stock award, free office snacks, and discounts on travel.

     

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    #49. Wegmans Food Markets

    Glassdoor rating: 4.3

    Change from 2017: Up one spot

    Wegmans Food Markets is a regional supermarket chain and a family-owned company that employs more than 47,000 people. The store is known for offering scholarships to its employees as well. Over the past 100 years, it has awarded more than $105 million in scholarship money.

     

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    #48. Oshkosh Corporation

    Glassdoor rating: 4.3

    Change from 2017: Not ranked in 2017

    The Oshkosh Corporation designs, manufactures, and services access equipment and commercial, fire, emergency, and military vehicles. The company has products in more than 150 countries. Each year, employees have the opportunity to present projects to the company’s leadership team, and the top projects of the year receive $125,000 to give to a charity of the employee’s choice.

     

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    #47. Protiviti

    Glassdoor rating: 4.3

    Change from 2017: Down 24 spots

    Protiviti is a global consulting firm with an annual revenue of up to $1 billion. The company is dedicated to furthering education, and employees have the chance to attend experiential learning schools with colleagues around the world. Employees can also take online courses through the company’s online Protiviti University.


     

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    #46. Texas Health Resources

    Glassdoor rating: 4.4

    Change from 2017: Not ranked in 2017

    Texas Health Resources has 14 hospitals in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and is one of the largest faith-based health care systems in the United States, and 92% of its employees say the company is “great.” The company offers on-site childcare and fitness centers, tuition reimbursement, and company volunteer days.

     

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    #45. Memorial Sloan Kettering

    Glassdoor rating: 4.4

    Change from 2017: Down 23 spots

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center boasts state-of-the-art science and medicine as well as groundbreaking clinical studies and treatment. Each year, its employees are honored during Staff Appreciation Week, which includes a weekday picnic, a health fair, and a dinner. Employees also receive recognition after completing five-year milestones at the company.

     

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    #44. Progressive Leasing

    Glassdoor rating: 4.4

    Change from 2017: Not ranked in 2017

    Progressive Leasing provides scalable customer payment and software products, as well as lease-purchase solutions to more than 26,000 retail locations across the country. The company says they support a “casual work environment,” and stresses the importance of a work-life balance. It also offers a free gym and snacks, in addition to monthly rewards.

     

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    #43. Smile Brands

    Glassdoor rating: 4.4

    Change from 2017: Not ranked in 2017

    Smile Brands, one of the largest dental service organizations in the country, provides support to dental offices so dentists can focus more on their patients and less on administrative work. CEO Steve Bilt was named one of the best chief executives of 2018 by both Glassdoor and CEOWORLD magazine. The company also started a nonprofit foundation in 2004 called Smiles for Everyone to offer free dental care to those in need.

     

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    #42. Yardi Systems

    Glassdoor rating: 4.4

    Change from 2017: Not ranked in 2017

    Yardi Systems develops web-based property and asset-management software for real estate professionals and property managers. Single employees can take advantage of fully covered health and dental insurance, as well as a generous 401(k) profit-sharing plan.

     

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    #41. Hilton

    Glassdoor rating: 4.4

    Change from 2017: Not ranked in 2017

    Hilton is a hospitality company known for full-service and luxury hotels, and offers a tool it calls Hilton University to its employees, which consists of more than 2,500 courses dedicated to career development. The company also provides executive coaching to senior leaders, which provides team members with real-time guidance and feedback.

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    #40. Ellie Mae

    Glassdoor rating: 4.4

    Change from 2017: Not ranked in 2017

    Ellie Mae, a cloud-based platform for the mortgage finance industry, is passionate about providing a strong sense of community to its team members and has been named as one of the fastest-growing companies in the country. Employees are given a stock grant and can also take advantage of unlimited paid time off.

     

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    #39. Microsoft

    Glassdoor rating: 4.4

    Change from 2017: Down two spots

    Microsoft has consistently been named as one of the best companies in the country to work for and has even been named as one of the best places to work for LGBT equality by the Human Rights Campaign. The company matches charitable donations, and offers a mobile phone, gym discount, and adoption assistance.

     

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    #38. Johnson and Johnson

    Glassdoor rating: 4.4

    Change from 2017: Down 12 spots

    Johnson and Johnson, a health care and pharmaceutical company based in New Brunswick, New Jersey, has more than 250 operating countries in about 60 countries. The company has what it calls a “culture of caring,” and supports its employees’ volunteer efforts and offers legal assistance, performance bonuses, and a rare retirement pension plan.

     

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    #37. Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants

    Glassdoor rating: 4.4

    Change from 2017: Not ranked in 2017

    Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants is a boutique hotel company, operating 60 hotels and 80 bars and restaurants in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and China. The company offers an employee discount on hotel stays, pet insurance, and even a paid day off on your birthday.

     

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    #36. Forrester

    Glassdoor rating: 4.4

    Change from 2017: Down 18 spots

    Forrester is a research and advisory firm, and conducts proprietary research and custom consulting for thousands of clients. The company has leadership boards, which facilitate peer-to-peer connections, and offers executive coaching for senior staff.

     

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    #35. Boston Scientific

    Glassdoor rating: 4.4

    Change from 2017: Not ranked in 2017

    Boston Scientific is a health care company dedicated to developing solutions for health care professionals. Its company culture “thrives on collaboration” and sponsors professional development programs, networking opportunities, and community outreach programs.

     

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    #34. SAP Concur

    Glassdoor rating: 4.4

    Change from 2017: Down 10 spots

    SAP Concur provides cloud-based business services to manage travel and expenses, and offers transparency into spending for employees and organizations. Employees can enjoy ample vacation time and a generous health insurance plan that includes benefits specifically for the LGBT community.

     

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    #33. VMware

    Glassdoor rating: 4.4

    Change from 2017: Not ranked in 2017

    VMware is a software development company that enables cloud infrastructure and business mobility. Its office space in Palo Alto, California, boasts open floor plans, communal spaces, free healthy snacks and drinks, onsite cafes, as well as game and relaxation rooms.

     

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    #32. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

    Glassdoor rating: 4.4

    Change from 2017: Not ranked in 2017

    The NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is known as one of the nation’s best hospitals and a leader in education and patient-centered care. The hospital sees more than 2 million patients yearly, enabling employees to interact with the people they serve. The company’s NYP Be Healthy initiative offers weekly “restore and relax” classes, free cookbooks, employee fitness centers, and spa discounts.

     

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    #31. Adobe

    Glassdoor rating: 4.4

    Change from 2017: Down 22 spots

    Adobe is a computer hardware and software company, and has been consistently named a best place to work by Glassdoor. The company’s office space was designed to foster creativity and a culture that supports sustainability. Adobe’s larger offices also feature world-class cafes with locally sourced food, and pantries with free fresh fruit and snacks as well as beverages.

     

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    #30. Intuit

    Glassdoor rating: 4.4

    Change from 2017: Down 10 spots

    Intuit builds web, mobile, and cloud solutions for about 50 million people and has taken part in designing products like Mint, TurboTax, and QuickBooks. In the company’s early career programs, employees can take part in unstructured time, incubation weeks and “idea jams.” Its office spaces are also a pet-friendly workspace.

     

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    #29. Paylocity

    Glassdoor rating: 4.4

    Change from 2017: Down 15 spots

    Paylocity creates cloud-based payroll and human capital management solutions to enable human capital decision-making. CEO Steve Beauchamp has topped Glassdoor’s list of top chief executives for several years. The company offers the option of remote work and flexible schedules for its employees, in addition to a casual dress environment, summer cookouts, and monthly sporting programs.

     

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    #28. Blizzard Entertainment

    Glassdoor rating: 4.4

    Change from 2017: Not ranked in 2017

    Blizzard Entertainment develops and publishes software titles like "World of Warcraft," "Overwatch," and "Diablo" that are played by millions of people around the world. Employees can take advantage of the company’s on-site car wash services, basketball and sand volleyball courts, a Blizzard theater and museum, and an onsite yoga and running program.

     

     

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    #27. Nestlé Purina

    Glassdoor rating: 4.4

    Change from 2017: Down 14 spots

    Nestlé Purina, a pet care and pet food company, offers $200 to any associate that adopts or brings a pet home to help with the various costs of care. Additionally, all full-time and part-time employees are welcome to bring their pets to work with them daily.

     

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    #26. AvalonBay Communities

    Glassdoor rating: 4.4

    Change from 2017: Not ranked in 2017

    AvalonBay Communities is an apartment company focused on creating distinctive living experiences. The company’s 3,000 associates are eligible for a housing discount and month-to-month lease if they live in an AvalonBay community. Employees can also take advantage of online courses through AvalonBay University.

     

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    #25. Fast Enterprises

    Glassdoor rating: 4.4

    Change from 2017: Down 19 spots

    Fast Enterprises develops and installs software for government agencies, and provides consulting services. The company’s 1,000 professionals can take advantage of charitable gift matching, free snacks, social events, and paid sabbatical.

     

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    #24. NVIDIA

    Glassdoor rating: 4.4

    Change from 2017: Up six spots

    NVIDIA is a computer software and hardware company, and was responsible for triggering the growth of the PC gaming market in 1999. Of the company’s employees, 87% say they are proud to work at the organization, which offers competitive benefits including generous health insurance that even interns are eligible for.

     

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    #23. Southwest Airlines

    Glassdoor rating: 4.4

    Change from 2017: Up five spots

    Southwest Airlines, a U.S. airline company, has more than 56,000 employees that annually serve more than 150 million customers in 100 destinations. The airline is among the 10 top-rated workplaces for millennials, and employees have free unlimited travel privileges that eligible dependants can take advantage of as well.

     

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    #22. DocuSign

    Glassdoor rating: 4.4

    Change from 2017: Up one spot

    DocuSign is a computer software and hardware company that enables customers to send, sign, and manage documents on any device, replacing printing, scanning, and faxing. The company has several initiatives to promote diversity among its employees. The initiatives include DocuPride from members of the LGBT community, DocuVets to build a culture among veterans in the workplace, and Women@DocuSign to encourage innovation and creativity from female professionals.

     

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    #21. LinkedIn

    Glassdoor rating: 4.5

    Change from 2017: Down 13 spots

    LinkedIn is a social media network that serves business professionals. The company’s CEO Jeff Weiner has been named a top chief executive on Glassdoor for five years in a row. Employees can enjoy free breakfast, lunch, and snacks at work, with options for vegans and vegetarians.

     

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    #20. H-E-B

    Glassdoor rating: 4.5

    Change from 2017: Up seven spots

    H-E-B is an independent food retailer operating more than 375 stores in Texas and Mexico. Associates at the company enjoy a 10% discount on all H-E-B products in addition to other special offers and savings. The company also offers a partner stock plan as well as a generous 401(k) match.

     

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    #19. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

    Glassdoor rating: 4.5

    Change from 2017: No change

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a religious organization based in Salt Lake City, Utah. The group offers its more than 10,000 employees professional development training, reduced or flexible hours, employee discounts, and a pension plan.

     

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    #18. Academy Mortgage

    Glassdoor rating: 4.5

    Change from 2017: Not ranked in 2017

    Academy Mortgage is an independent mortgage lender with 300 branch offices across the United States. Its employees can partake in the company’s game room, full gym, company parties, and a travel concierge.

     

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    #17. Delta Air Lines

    Glassdoor rating: 4.5

    Change from 2017: Up four spots

    Delta Air Lines is an air travel company based in Atlanta, Georgia, and operates in more worldwide destinations than any other airline. Employees can use the company’s travel privileges to travel at a free or reduced rate to any destination the airline flies. Delta also offers a scholarship fund, and awarded $1.09 million in scholarships in 2017.

     

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    #16. Power Home Remodeling

    Glassdoor rating: 4.5

    Change from 2017: Down six spots

    Power Home Remodeling is a family-owned construction company focused on home remodeling. Associates at the company enjoy an onsite cafeteria, fitness center, and dry-cleaning services. They also have the opportunity to win employee incentive trips, sports packages, and gifts.  

     

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    #15. Salesforce

    Glassdoor rating: 4.5

    Change from 2017: Up two spots

    Salesforce is a software company that pioneers new technology in cloud computing and has been named one of the top places to interview by Glassdoor, and has also been named one of the best places to work for recent graduates. The company offers a competitive vacation and paid time-off package, in addition to performance bonuses and charitable gift matches.

     

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    #14. E. & J. Gallo Winery

    Glassdoor rating: 4.5

    Change from 2017: Up 33 spots

    E. & J. Gallo Winery has a wine portfolio that holds more than 90 wine and spirits brands, and is based in Modesto, California. Associates at the company can take advantage of an on-site health center, a complimentary shuttle bus, seasonal hours, and professional development through Gallo University.

     

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    #13. Keller Williams

    Glassdoor rating: 4.5

    Change from 2017: Up 18 spots

    Keller WIlliams is a leading company in the global real estate industry and supports more than 186,000 professionals worldwide. The company offers extensive job training to its employees and the option to work remotely. Its office space is pet-friendly and provides free snacks.

     

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    #12. McKinsey and Company

    Glassdoor rating: 4.5

    Change from 2017: Down one spot

    McKinsey and Company is a global management consulting firm with 30 industry and functional practices that serve government and nongovernment agencies, businesses, and nonprofits. Consultants at the company have the option to take between five and 10 weeks off between projects, and the business also offers coaching and mentorship.

     

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    #11. SAP

    Glassdoor rating: 4.5

    Change from 2017: Up four spots

    SAP is a computer software and hardware company that has computer programs and services that benefit about 350,000 customers. The organization’s employees can take advantage of free or subsidized lunch, and the option of flexible hours or remote work. Its CEO Bill McDermott has been named one of Glassdoor’s top chief executives for the past three years.

     

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    #10. Ultimate Software

    Glassdoor rating: 4.5

    Change from 2017: Not ranked in 2017

    Ultimate Software is an enterprise software and network solutions company that helps businesses easily manage global people data and processes, and personalizes recruitment and onboarding experiences. The company provides 100% employer-paid health insurance, two paid volunteer days per year, and restricted stock units.

     

     

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    #9. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

    Glassdoor rating: 4.5

    Change from 2017: Not ranked in 2017

    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a pediatric research institution that treats children and attempts to advance cures. In 2015, the hospital was named by Fortune magazine as one of the best workplaces for diversity. The hospital’s campus in Memphis, Tennessee, offers an onsite wellness and fitness facility, a farmers' market and food trucks, a credit union, and a Starbucks.

     

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    #8. World Wide Technology

    Glassdoor rating: 4.5

    Change from 2017: Down three spots

    World Wide Technology is a technology solution provider that provides supply chain solutions to public and private organizations across the world. Jim Kavanaugh, the company’s CEO, has been named in Glassdoor’s list of top chief executives for two years in a row. The benefits the organization offers include a health insurance plan with low premiums and a generous 401(k) matching plan.

     

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    #7. HubSpot

    Glassdoor rating: 4.6

    Change from 2017: Down three spots

    HubSpot is a software company that aims to change how companies market and sell to help them grow. Associates at the company enjoy a three-week training at the group’s headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and are offered $5,000 in tuition assistance as well as the opportunity to attend science fairs and hackathons.

     

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    #6. Lululemon

    Glassdoor rating: 4.6

    Change from 2017: Up 32 spots

    Lululemon is a retail store and yoga studio that sells yoga and fitness apparel in locations in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Hong Kong. Employees at Lululemon are provided free access to a gym and can bring their pets into work. They can also enjoy an employee discount.

     

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    #5. Google

    Glassdoor rating: 4.6

    Change from 2017: Down one spot

    Google, the revolutionary internet company, has been named a top place to work by Glassdoor since 2009, and CEO Sundar Pichai has been named a top chief executive every year since 2013. Google employees enjoy a free lunch, free transportation, extensive vacation time, and a generous retirement plan.

     

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    #4. In-N-Out Burger

    Glassdoor rating: 4.6

    Change from 2017: Up three spots

    In-N-Out Burger is a regional hamburger and fast food chain restaurant headquartered in Irvine, California. Associates are welcome to free burgers and fries each shift they work, and even part-time employees receive vacation time. CEO Lynsi Snyder has also been named a Glassdoor top chief executive for the past three years.

     

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    #3. Boston Consulting Group

    Glassdoor rating: 4.6

    Change from 2017: No change

    Boston Consulting Group is a global management consulting firm that partners with clients to address critical challenges, and has 90 offices in 50 countries. Through an initiative called Women@BCG, the company offers female professionals the chance to participate in membership and leadership programs, as well as attend conferences and networking events.

     

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    #2. Bain and Company

    Glassdoor rating: 4.6

    Change from 2017: Down one spot

    Bain & Company is a consulting firm based in Boston, Massachusetts, and has offices in 56 cities around the world. The company offers professional training and development, international opportunities, and flexible work options. Employees can also partake in an employee wellbeing program.

     

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    #1. Facebook

    Glassdoor rating: 4.6

    Change from 2017: Up one spot

    Facebook, perhaps the world’s most well-known social network, is headquartered in Menlo Park, California. Despite the company’s bad publicity in 2018, it has managed to land the #1 spot this year for the first time since 2013. The company works to support diversity through Employee Resource Groups, which are networks of people with similar values. Associates can take unlimited sick days, have access to on-site health care and multiple cafes, and are provided free snacks. Facebook also offers its interns free housing with cleaning services.


     

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