This year, Salesforce, the San Francisco-based cloud computing company, topped the “Best Places To Work” list compiled by the job site Indeed.com. Southwest Airlines and JetBlue Airways Corporation followed closely behind. Each of the three companies employs more than 10,000 people.
Indeed.com compiled the top-employers list from more than 15 million anonymous employee online reviews on overall experience from more than 200 million monthly visitors. Companies included are members of the Fortune 500 Index with more than 5,000 employees and at least 50 reviews. Salesforce, which also came in first last year, beat out Facebook, Google and Apple. JetBlue and CenterPoint Energy jumped to the top of the list this year from #21 and #27, respectively, in the 2016 rankings.
Salesforce calls its employees, customers and partners the Salesforce Ohana, or family, and Indeed.com reviews show that employees seem to agree. An anonymous post on Indeed.com noted “the firm even has a ‘Chief of Love Officer’ — CEO Marc Benioff’s Golden Retriever, Koa.”
The companies beloved by their employees may operate in diverse spheres, but it is their positive culture that ties them together. Indeed.com senior vice president, Paul D’Arcy, was surprised by the range of industries fostering company culture.
“It includes businesses that are highly profitable and ones that have less to invest,” D’Arcy says. “It shows that building a great place to work is a choice and not just a byproduct of being a certain type of company.”
Top-performing companies consistently invest in cultivating workplace culture, D’Arcy says. “For organizations that are growing and evolving, there is a number of factors to consider when creating great company culture. Becoming a destination for talent has allowed many of these companies to enter — and remain — in the market with great success.
Some companies are succeeding. “We are seeing people describe these exemplary workplaces as ‘inspiring’ and ‘engaging’ by maintaining excellent company culture, ensuring quality leadership, and offering competitive pay and benefits,” added D’Arcy.
Salesforce claimed the top titles in the subcategories of compensation, culture, management ratings and work-life balance.
See our gallery for the top companies on the list:
2. Southwest Airlines
3. JetBlue Airways Corporation
6. CenterPoint Energy
7. DTE Energy
10. The Walt Disney Company
Source By https://www.forbes.com