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About Glassdoor's Employees' Choice Awards

What are Glassdoor's Employees' Choice Awards?

The Glassdoor Employees' Choice Awards, based entirely on employee feedback, honor various companies and leaders throughout the world. The awards cover a range of categories, including Best Places to Work and Highest Rated CEOs.

Plus, Glassdoor often honors companies for standing out for a particular workplace factor, such as work-life balance, career opportunities, or compensation and benefits. Winners of various categories are announced throughout the year, and some categories, like Best Places to Work and Highest Rated CEOs, receive annual recognition.

How are winners of Glassdoor's Employees' Choice Awards determined?

Award winners are determined using feedback employees have shared on Glassdoor throughout the past year. Employees complete an anonymous company review that captures their overall job and company satisfaction, as well as qualitative insights into the best reasons to work at their company, along with what needs improvement.

Based on feedback employees share during the year long period of eligibility, Glassdoor then applies a proprietary algorithm to each award category. As part of the algorithm, Glassdoor considers the quality, quantity, and consistency of reviews.

How do I submit my company for Glassdoor's Employees' Choice Awards?

It's easy - just share a review for your company and ask your fellow employees to do the same. The review should take no more than a few minutes to complete. Only one company review per employee is accepted each year, and each review must meet Glassdoor's community guidelines.

My company did not win an Employees’ Choice Award. Where can I learn more?

There may be a variety of reasons why your company did not win an Employees’ Choice Award. Check out our additional resources related to Best Places to Work and Highest Rated CEOs.

I posted a company review last year, will it count toward this year's Employees' Choice Awards?

The Glassdoor Employees' Choice Award rankings are based on annual review submissions and not cumulative contributions; therefore, placement on previous lists does not guarantee a spot on an upcoming list.

When is the deadline to submit for each category?

Remember that Glassdoor looks at employee feedback throughout the year, so unlike other awards, it's important to have ongoing feedback from employees. For Glassdoor's Best Places to Work awards, the eligibility deadline is the first week in November.

When are winners of each Employees' Choice Award category announced?

At this time, scheduled award announcements include:

  • Highest Rated CEOs: June
  • Best Places to Work: December

How are Glassdoor's Employees' Choice Awards different from other "best of" lists?

Unlike many workplace-related awards that require companies to self-nominate, Glassdoor's Employees' Choice Awards rely solely on employee feedback.

I still have questions. Who can I contact?

Email us at bestplacestowork@glassdoor.com