Is your company a fantastic place to work? If so, find out how you can qualify for a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award for the Best Places to Work 2024.
What to know about the Best Places to Work:
Unlike other workplace awards, there is no self-nomination process and no cost involved. Winners are determined solely based on reviews provided by those who know a company best — the employees.
The Best Places to Work 2024 will feature three categories across two countries. Company reviews and ratings from current and former employees submitted between October 18, 2022 and October 16, 2023 will be considered for each category. Reviews and ratings submitted after October 16, 2023 will not be eligible for the 2024 awards.
While Glassdoor accepts reviews from former employees within five years of leaving a company, the Best Places to Work 2024 will only consider reviews from those who left the company in 2023 or 2022.
The winners of the Best Places to Work 2024 are based solely on local-country employee feedback shared on Glassdoor. That means reviews from U.S.-based employees will be used to determine if an employer is eligible for the U.S. list, but the company does not need to be headquartered in the U.S. Likewise, reviews from UK-based employees will be used for the UK list. An employer can win a Best Places to Work award in both the U.S. and UK.
Eligibility Requirements for the Best Places to Work:
1. For the quantity of reviews, a minimum number of ratings are required across nine workplace attributes that employees can rate when submitting a company review on Glassdoor. They include overall company rating, career opportunities, compensation and benefits, culture and values, diversity and inclusion, senior management, work-life balance, recommend to a friend and six-month business outlook. A company will not be eligible if there are not enough ratings across all of these workplace attributes.
To be considered for a specific category, an employer must meet the following requirements during the eligibility time frame:
100 Best Places to Work – U.S. large companies: At least 75 ratings across the nine workplace attributes from U.S.-based employees; at least 1,000 employees at the end of the eligibility time frame.
50 Best Places to Work – U.S. small and medium companies: At least 30 ratings across the nine workplace attributes from U.S.-based employees; fewer than 1,000 employees at the end of the eligibility time frame.
50 Best Places to Work – UK large companies: At least 30 ratings across the nine workplace attributes from UK-based employees; at least 1,000 employees at the end of the eligibility time frame.
For all categories, an employer must have at least a 3.5 overall company rating on Glassdoor and workplace factor ratings (career opportunities, compensation and benefits, culture and values, diversity and inclusion, senior management, work-life balance) of at least 2.5 during the eligibility period.
Glassdoor will rely on the company ‘size,’ indicating the current number of global employees, on an employer’s Overview page to help assess eligibility. Employers have until October 16, 2023 to update company ‘size’ on their Glassdoor profile with a Free Employer Account.
The awards also take into account various types of employment status, including full-time, part-time, contract and freelance, however, intern reviews are not considered. Reviews from employees at universities, multi-level marketing agencies, the armed forces and staffing/outsourcing agencies are not considered in 2024.
2. For the quality of reviews, Glassdoor’s proprietary awards algorithm considers what employees have to say about employers. Quality reviews are those that help job seekers by offering insights and feedback into what it’s really like to work at a company, including what’s working well (Pros), what needs improvement (Cons) and advice to senior management, which employees are asked to share when completing a company review.
3. For the consistency of reviews, Glassdoor’s proprietary awards algorithm also looks at trends over time as they relate to both quantitative and qualitative insights shared by employees. Both the volume of reviews throughout the entire eligibility period and the consistency of the content in the reviews themselves are considered. In some cases, if an employer lacks quality and/or consistency of reviews, it can impact results and/or eligibility.
Commitment to integrity for all employers:
Best Places to Work 2024 winners will be announced in January 2024.
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A note from the Glassdoor Awards Team: At Glassdoor, we reserve the right to make changes to our programs and awards to better help job seekers and make use of the growing insights available on Glassdoor’s platform. We’ve decided to focus the Employees’ Choice Awards recognizing the Best Places to Work 2024 on employers with employee reviews in the United States and the United Kingdom. While we will not be honoring employers with employee feedback in Canada, France and Germany this year, we may expand our lists and/or make changes to the criteria in the future as our program continues to evolve. With the launch of Glassdoor’s new community features, we believe there’s an even greater opportunity to redefine what makes a ‘Best Place to Work’ and we look forward to sharing more on this in the future.