Retail,  Accounting and Legal Leading the Way on Top Candidate Experience

MILL VALLEY, Calif. (August 2, 2016) ­– Glassdoor, the world’s most transparent jobs and recruiting marketplace, today announced the winners of its annual Candidates’ Choice Awards, honoring the Best Places to Interview in 2016. Unlike any other workplace awards, the Glassdoor Candidates’ Choice Awards are based solely on the input of interview candidates who voluntarily provide anonymous feedback, by completing an interview review, where they rate their overall interview experience, describe the interview process, provide questions asked, rate the difficulty of the interview and share other insights related to their interview process.

Over the past year, Glassdoor analyzed feedback from U.S. based candidates who interviewed at companies with 1,000 or more employees. To determine winners, Glassdoor calculated an interview score, which is based on positive interview experience ratings, but also takes interview duration and interview difficulty into consideration.

Winners are ranked based on their interview score during the past year, from July 6, 2015 to July 5, 2016. For reporting simplicity, scores are rounded to the nearest whole number, though actual calculations extend beyond the thousandth to determine rank.

The top five Best Places to Interview in 2016 in the U.S. are:

  1. Sherwin-Williams: 88% interview score
  2. Grant Thornton: 87% interview score
  3. Caterpillar: 86% interview score
  4. BNY Mellon: 85% interview score
  5. Crew: 85% interview score

SEE THE 2016 WINNERS of the 50 Best Places to Interview.

“The candidate experience is a crucial part of the employment process,” said Carmel Galvin, Glassdoor CHRO. “If employers succeed at this stage, they start off on the right foot with employees throughout their journey within the organization. By honoring the companies that excel at the interview process, we aim to help people find jobs and companies they love and educate employers about what it takes to hire top talent.”

Glassdoor’s 50 Best Places to Interview in 2016 list features businesses across diverse industries, spanning Retail, Accounting & Legal, Restaurants, Bars & Food Services, Information Technology, Finance and more. Winners are determined using Glassdoor’s proprietary algorithm, taking into account overall interview experience, duration and difficulty as rated on Glassdoor by U.S. based candidates who anonymously elected to share feedback on Glassdoor between July 6, 2015 and July 5, 2016. To be considered, employers eligible for the list must have received at least 100 interview reviews during the eligibility period. For more details, download the complete methodology.

Curious about your own company’s eligibility? Check out Best Places to Interview, why didn’t my company make it?

Workplace/office photos and candidate commentary about winning companies are also available upon request. Please email:

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Glassdoor is the most transparent jobs and recruiting marketplace that is changing how people search for jobs and how companies recruit top talent. Glassdoor combines free and anonymous reviews, ratings and salary content with job listings to help job seekers find the best jobs and address critical questions that come up during the job search, application, interview and negotiation phases of employment. For employers, Glassdoor offers job posting, recruiting and employer branding solutions to help attract high-quality candidates at a fraction of the cost of other channels. In addition, Glassdoor operates one of the most popular job apps on iOS and Android platforms. Launched in 2008, Glassdoor has raised approximately $200 million from Google Capital, Tiger Global, Benchmark, Battery Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures, DAG Ventures, Dragoneer Investment Group, funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. and others.

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