Coming off the heels of a tumultuous and life-changing year due to COVID-19, it’s no surprise that the #1 Best Place to Work winner is an organization that creates solutions and delivers results that shape the world for the better. Priding themselves on a 10-year commitment to invest more than $1 billion in pro bono services to bring their talent, expertise, and insight to organizations tackling today’s urgent challenges in education, racial equity, social justice, economic development, and the environment, Bain & Company has also been voted one of the Best Places to Work for thirteen consecutive years and now the #1 Best Place to Work in 2021.
Being named the winner of Glassdoor’s 13th annual Employees’ Choice Awards, honoring the Best Places to Work in 2021 is no small feat, as COVID-19 cannibalized the job market, causing millions of layoffs and this year’s list was the most competitive to date. However, Bain & Company beat out the competition by prioritizing their workforce and expanding their philanthropic efforts. With over a million company reviews on Glassdoor, placing on the Best Places to Work list is a major achievement. Congratulations to all of our winners!
Glassdoor’s 100 Best Places to Work in 2021 list features winning employers across a range of industries, including technology, health care, biotech and pharmaceuticals, retail, travel and tourism, consulting, finance and more. Notably, with the COVID-19 pandemic, there are six biotech and pharmaceutical employers on this year’s list, a 200 percent increase from last year’s list, including Johnson & Johnson (No. 24, 4.4), Pfizer (No. 39, 4.3) and Eli Lilly and Company (No. 87, 4.2).
In addition to recognizing the 100 companies on our 2021 Best Places to Work list for the U.S. Large Employers (defined as more than 1,000 employees), Glassdoor also compiled Best Places to Work lists for U.S. Small & Medium Companies (fewer than 1,000 employees), as well as across Canada, UK, France and Germany. This year, only one employer appears on five lists: Salesforce (U.S. large, Canada, UK, France, Germany).
The top ten Best Places to Work in 2021 are:
1. Bain & Company (4.6 rating)
2. NVIDIA (4.5 rating)
3. In-N-Out Burger (4.5 rating)
4. HubSpot (4.5 rating)
5. McKinsey & Company (4.5 rating)
6. Google (4.5 rating)
7. Delta Air Lines (4.5 rating)
8. lululemon (4.5 rating)
9. Microsoft (4.5 rating)
10. H E B (4.4 rating)
“COVID-19 is in the driver’s seat and every employer has been impacted. This year’s winning employers have proven, according to employees, that even during extraordinary times, they’ll rise to the challenge to support their people,” said Christian Sutherland-Wong, Glassdoor chief executive officer. “A mission-driven culture, transparent leadership and career opportunities are always hallmarks of Best Places to Work winners. This year, we also see exceptional employers who have prioritized the health, safety and well-being of their employees. My congratulations go to all of this year’s outstanding Employees’ Choice Award winners.”
Here’s what some of the employees at some of this year’s winning companies have to say:
“They have put forth a very thoughtful COVID response plan, and really upped their game on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the wake of recent events in the US.” — Bain & Company Partner (Chicago, IL)
“The core values at NVIDIA - intellectual honesty, innovation, speed, excellence and working as one team - are ingrained into everything we do.” — NVIDIA Senior Software Director (Santa Clara, CA)
“Amazing people, awesome leadership, I feel cared about every single day and we make the best burgers on the planet!” — In-N-Out Burger FSQR Supervisor (Los Angeles, CA)
For over a decade, we’ve taken great pride in honoring companies that employees love working for — and we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. With winners determined based on employee feedback — no nomination process, no employee surveys or questionnaires and certainly no costs or fees involved — making it to Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work list is truly an elite honor. Congratulations to all companies recognized, and to job seekers: if you’re looking to make your next career move, check out open positions at the Best Places to Work now!
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Employers — wondering why you didn’t make the list, and how you can be considered next year? Read here.*Each list was compiled using Glassdoor’s proprietary algorithm, and each company's overall rating determined based on the quantity, quality, and consistency of reviews during the period of eligibility. For the full methodology, visit here.