Top 25 Companies for Work-Life Balance 2011

As part of Glassdoor's online company review survey, employees voluntarily and anonymously share what their job and company is like when it comes to work-life balance. The following 25 companies stand out for both high work-life balance ratings and insightful reviews.

1

Nestlé Purina PetCare

4.6

www.nestlepurinacareers.com Saint Louis, MO

5000+ Employees

“Professional and Respectful”

There is a lot of emphasis put on work life balance which typically translates into happier employees.

Nestlé Purina PetCare – Atlanta – “Outside our Atlanta Factory”
2

MITRE

4.5

“Only been here three months but I love it!”

Everyone gives lip service to work-life balance but you really see it here.

3

SAS Institute

4.5

“Everything you've heard is true”

The commitment to work/life balance comes from the top down and they believe in it.

4

FactSet

4.4

“Good but not great”

Good benefits package and free lunches, flexible working hours.

6

Slalom Consulting

4.3

“Slalom Lives Up to the Press”

Work/Life balance is not just talk with the company. They follow through and make good on that…

7

Facebook

4.3

“Sweet place to work”

Never go hungry. Always have clean clothes…Management focused on employee satisfaction…

8

Morningstar

4.2

“A good start in financial industry”

Morningstar provides a perfect working environment and flexible working time.

11

Mentor Graphics

4.2

“Great learning experience.”

24 vacation days per year is fabulous. Work life balance is excellent.

12

Autodesk

4.2

“Very good.”

Good place to work. Can bring pets to work. Flexible hours. Sabbatical every four years - awesome!

13

Sheetz

4.2

“I love my job!”

Great benefits and compensation. Flexible schedule

15

Turner Broadcasting

4.1

“Great company with talented people to work with”

There is great flexibility with work schedule. Management are willing to listen and…

16

DuPont

4.1

“I enjoy the work and the people”

Management is very Flexibility with employees' time off needs and work assignments.

17

Southwest Airlines

4.1

“A dream come true”

I have a dynamic schedule that I can pick and choose my hours and off days, have the ability to…

18

General Mills

4.1

“Great Environment, Good company provided benefits”

Good benefits, and in many cases flexible work arrangements are available.

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20

Scottrade

4.0

“So far so good”

Great work/life balance- do not bring work home. Very little stress.

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22

Synopsys

4.0

“It povides a decent large-company atmosphere and benefits…”

Good work and life balance…good FTO (holidays) per year and…

23

MTV Networks

4.0

“Overall Feedback”

Upper management is flexible with vacation time, time off, sick time etc and they are…

24

Intuit

4.0

“Great compensation, fabulous work life balance, poor career…”

The lights in most buildings go off at 6: 00 pm. indicative…

25

“Absolutely great place to work for so many reasons”

Most management really cares about the people. Work-life balance is priority.

Work-Life Ratings Scale: 3.51–4.0 = “Satisfied” 4.01–5.0 = “Very Satisfied”  
Note: Based on ratings between 4/1/103/31/11
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