Bain heads list of best companies to work for

Forbes magazine is famous for its lists, but others are fast catching on. Online jobs portal Glassdoor has just released its latest survey of the best companies to work for, and Boston-based consulting firm Bain comes out tops.

The ranking of the top companies was determined by taking cumulative average ratings from the half-million employees who responded to the 18-question survey between Nov. 14, 2012 and Nov. 12, 2013. The survey asks employees to rate their satisfaction with their company overall and key workplace factors, such as career opportunities, compensation and benefits, work-life balance, senior management, culture and values.

“Choosing where to go work is one of the most stressful decisions a person can make, and it’s natural for people to want more information so they can make better career decisions,” says Glassdoor spokesperson Samantha Zupan. “Being recognized by employees as a ‘Best Place to Work’ is no small achievement. The companies on our list are being honored as it’s a reflection of their commitment to employees to create a positive and enjoyable workplace.”

Zupan says the Employees’ Choice Awards help give job seekers insight into the companies that keep employees satisfied year round. “Finding a job you love is tough work but with feedback from people on the inside, it can make the job search process easier,” she explains. “In addition, insights into what makes the winners ‘employers of choice’ can offer HR and recruiting professionals at any company valuable perspective on what works when it comes to fostering a great company culture.”

Bain was followed by a slew of sexy tech companies:

1. Bain & Company

2. Twitter

3. LinedIn

4. Eastman Chemical

5. Facebook

6. Guidewire

7. Interactive Intelligence

8. Google

9. Orbitz Worldwide

10. Nestle Purina Petcare.

Bain holds the No. 2 spot on Vault’s Consulting 50; it has been named the Best Firm to Work For by Consulting magazine for eleven consecutive years; it ranks among the Human Rights Campaign’s Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality 2013; and today Bain was named the best company to work for in 2014.

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