Top Companies for Work-Life Balance 

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. 1

    SAS Institute

    StarStarStarStarStar4.5

    "Customer-focused, employee-focused and innovative"

    Amazing workplace culture, flexible work environment, challenging/stimulating work...

  2. 2

    National Instruments

    StarStarStarStarStar4.3

    "A pretty good place to work"

    I make my own hours, don't put in much over 40 hours a week, and while it's not company...

  3. 3

    Slalom

    StarStarStarStarStar4.1

    "Great company, but monocultural"

    Local model guarantees evenings at home with family.

  4. 4

    MITRE

    StarStarStarStarStar4.1

    "A very easy place to work, as hard or as little, as you want."

    Outstanding quality of work/life balance. Supportive and easy going...

  5. 5

    Orbitz Worldwide

    StarStarStarStarStar4.1

    "Youthful spirit"

    Flexible working hours, cutting edge technologies, challenging assignments, constant learning.

  6. 7

    Mentor Graphics

    StarStarStarStarStar4.1

    "Great Company - Old School Approach"

    For a person with a family, the work life balance and onsite childcare are absolutely stellar.

  7. 8

    FactSet

    StarStarStarStarStar4.1

    "Engineer-driven culture with a strong emphasis on work-life..."

    Working 8-hour days is the norm and your career will not...

  8. 9

    Agilent Technologies

    StarStarStarStarStar4.1

    "A laid back culture and great people makes for a nice work..."

    Agilent offers great options to balance your work and home life...

  9. 10

    Nokia

    StarStarStarStarStar4.1

    "Work Culture is Good"

    Flexible working hours and work from home options. Good work culture overall.

  10. 11

    MathWorks

    StarStarStarStarStar4.1

    "Nice place to work"

    Lots of culture, good work life balance, flexible hours, good senior management. Good company if...

  11. 12

    Autodesk

    StarStarStarStarStar4.0

    "Great place to work"

    They have a very flexible schedule, with ability to work remotely, required vacation time, a fair...

  12. 13

    AOL

    StarStarStarStarStar4.0

    "A great place to work."

    Company sincerely cares about employee welfare as well as helping out in the community wherever...

  13. 14

    Citrix

    StarStarStarStarStar4.0

    "Great Company...Fantastic Work/ Life Balance"

    Incredible amount of time-off. Great Culture. Best products in market.

  14. 15

    GlobalLogic

    StarStarStarStarStar4.0

    "Good company to work with for good people"

    Flexible work timing. Work from home policy. Lots of emphasis on training and mentoring people...

  15. 16

    Yahoo

    StarStarStarStarStar4.0

    "Great for Work/Life Balance, flexible working hours and..."

    Great for Work/Life Balance, flexible working hours and...

  16. 17

    Tieto

    StarStarStarStarStar4.0

    "Tieto offers challenging jobs and great atmosphere."

    Flexibility. Work-life balance. Every place is a workplace = office is only one...

  17. 18

    Mastercard

    StarStarStarStarStar3.9

    "A good place to work"

    It is family oriented (but not too a fault!), good benefits, most people are nice

  18. 19

    Morningstar

    StarStarStarStarStar3.9

    "Great place to build a career,"

    Work with incredibly smart people. Great work/life balance - opportunities to work remotely, no...

  19. 20

    Shell

    StarStarStarStarStar3.9

    "Geweldige werkgever."

    Respect to people, lots of opportunities to develop, decent pay, good work/life balance, great...

  20. 21

    Robert Bosch

    StarStarStarStarStar3.9

    "Good work life balance"

    No pressure or strict deadlines to employees. Enough time provided to work. Quality is ultimate...

  21. 22

    Chevron

    StarStarStarStarStar3.9

    "Satisfied."

    Flexible work hours, promoting work-life balance, challenging worldwide opportunities.

  22. 23

    REI

    StarStarStarStarStar3.9

    "Would recommend!"

    Flexible schedule, employee discounts, incredible co-workers, company values.

  23. 24

    STMicroelectronics

    StarStarStarStarStar3.9

    "STM is employee friendly, not too aggressive in either work..."

    Provides an opportunity to balance work and life - usually a...

  24. 25

    NetApp

    StarStarStarStarStar3.9

    "Great people, great technology"

    Company gives a lot of flexibility. The work is very very good and the people are extremely good...

Work-Life Ratings Scale: 3.51–4.0 = “Satisfied” 4.01–5.0 = “Very Satisfied”

Based on ratings between 7/2/12 – 7/1/13