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Glassdoor’s Candidates’ Choice Awards 2015: Winners Announced

When it comes to the job interview process, some employers offer an amazing experience that can make you want to join the company on the spot. However, some companies offer an interview experience that may make you want to start your job search all over again.

So which companies are getting the candidate experience right? Today, Glassdoor reveals the winners of its inaugural Candidates’ Choice Awards, recognizing employers with the best interview experience, according to those who know best – the job candidates. Specifically, we’re recognizing employers across nearly 50 industries with the highest percentage of job candidates who have reported a positive interview experience over the past year.

According to feedback shared by job candidates on Glassdoor, winning employers tend to provide a transparent, efficient and organized interview process, while communicating with candidates throughout.

Here are the Glassdoor Candidates’ Choice Awards winners by industry:

Accounting: PwC

  • 75% positive interview experience
  • 11% neutral interview experience
  • 7% negative interview experience

Aerospace & Defense: Lockheed Martin

  • 73% positive interview experience
  • 17% neutral interview experience
  • 7% negative interview experience

Airlines: United Airlines

  • 73% positive interview experience
  • 17% neutral interview experience
  • 9% negative interview experience

Banks & Credit Unions: U.S. Bank

  • 72% positive interview experience
  • 12% neutral interview experience
  • 13% negative interview experience

Beauty & Personal Accessories Stores: Bath & Body Works

  • 73% positive interview experience
  • 16% neutral interview experience
  • 10% negative interview experience

Biotech & Pharmaceuticals: Johnson & Johnson

  • 69% positive interview experience
  • 16% neutral interview experience
  • 11% negative interview experience

Building & Personnel Services: Cintas

  • 55% positive interview experience
  • 22% neutral interview experience
  • 20% negative interview experience

Cable, Internet & Telephone Providers: Time Warner Cable

  • 65% positive interview experience
  • 14% neutral interview experience
  • 17% negative interview experience

Car Rental: Hertz

  • 63% positive interview experience
  • 21% neutral interview experience
  • 15% negative interview experience

Casual Restaurants: Red Lobster

  • 72% positive interview experience
  • 14% neutral interview experience
  • 12% negative interview experience

Computer Hardware & Software: Intel Corporation

  • 71% positive interview experience
  • 15% neutral interview experience
  • 8% negative interview experience

Consulting: Booz Allen Hamilton

  • 69% positive interview experience
  • 10% neutral interview experience
  • 18% negative interview experience

Consumer Electronics & Appliances Stores: Best Buy

  • 67% positive interview experience
  • 17% neutral interview experience
  • 14% negative interview experience

Consumer Products Manufacturing: NIKE

  • 73% positive interview experience
  • 14% neutral interview experience
  • 9% negative interview experience

Department, Clothing, & Shoe Stores: American Eagle Outfitters

  • 78% positive interview experience
  • 9% neutral interview experience
  • 8% negative interview experience

Drug & Health Stores: Walgreens

  • 65% positive interview experience
  • 19% neutral interview experience
  • 14% negative interview experience

Energy: SolarCity

  • 63% positive interview experience
  • 14% neutral interview experience
  • 22% negative interview experience

Enterprise Software & Network Solutions: Oracle

  • 61% positive interview experience
  • 20% neutral interview experience
  • 16% negative interview experience

Fast-Food & Quick-Service Restaurants: Starbucks

  • 76% positive interview experience
  • 13% neutral interview experience
  • 9% negative interview experience

Federal Agencies: US Postal Service

  • 70% positive interview experience
  • 17% neutral interview experience
  • 8% negative interview experience

Financial Transaction Processing: American Express

  • 59% positive interview experience
  • 15% neutral interview experience
  • 21% negative interview experience

Food & Beverage Manufacturing: Coca-Cola Company

  • 67% positive interview experience
  • 13% neutral interview experience
  • 18% negative interview experience

Food & Beverage Stores: Trader Joe’s

  • 63% positive interview experience
  • 22% neutral interview experience
  • 12% negative interview experience

General Merchandise & Superstores: Kmart

  • 68% positive interview experience
  • 15% neutral interview experience
  • 15% negative interview experience

Grocery Stores & Supermarkets: Publix

  • 79% positive interview experience
  • 13% neutral interview experience
  • 6% negative interview experience

Health Care Services & Hospitals: CVS Health

  • 60% positive interview experience
  • 15% neutral interview experience
  • 22% negative interview experience

Home Centers & Hardware Stores: The Home Depot

  • 68% positive interview experience
  • 15% neutral interview experience
  • 14% negative interview experience

Hotels, Motels, & Resorts: Marriott

  • 69% positive interview experience
  • 15% neutral interview experience
  • 14% negative interview experience

Insurance Carriers: State Farm

  • 68% positive interview experience
  • 14% neutral interview experience
  • 13% negative interview experience

Internet: eBay

  • 64% positive interview experience
  • 19% neutral interview experience
  • 15% negative interview experience

Investment Banking & Asset Management: Fidelity Investments

  • 71% positive interview experience
  • 15% neutral interview experience
  • 10% negative interview experience

IT Services: Dell

  • 64% positive interview experience
  • 16% neutral interview experience
  • 17% negative interview experience

Lending: Quicken Loans

  • 54% positive interview experience
  • 21% neutral interview experience
  • 20% negative interview experience

Logistics & Supply Chain: UPS

  • 70% positive interview experience
  • 12% neutral interview experience
  • 14% negative interview experience

Movie Theaters: AMC Entertainment

  • 69% positive interview experience
  • 19% neutral interview experience
  • 9% negative interview experience

Museums, Zoos & Amusement Parks: Six Flags

  • 75% positive interview experience
  • 8% neutral interview experience
  • 14% negative interview experience

Office Supply Stores: Staples

  • 61% positive interview experience
  • 14% neutral interview experience
  • 19% negative interview experience

Oil & Gas Services: Schlumberger

  • 69% positive interview experience
  • 13% neutral interview experience
  • 7% negative interview experience

Pet & Pet Supplies Stores: PetSmart

  • 68% positive interview experience
  • 14% neutral interview experience
  • 13% negative interview experience

Research & Development: Nielsen

  • 63% positive interview experience
  • 16% neutral interview experience
  • 16% negative interview experience

Social Assistance: YMCA

  • 68% positive interview experience
  • 15% neutral interview experience
  • 15% negative interview experience

Sporting Goods Stores: Dick’s Sporting Goods

  • 63% positive interview experience
  • 12% neutral interview experience
  • 23% negative interview experience

Staffing & Outsourcing: Insight Global

  • 63% positive interview experience
  • 15% neutral interview experience
  • 19% negative interview experience

Telecommunications Services: AT&T

  • 63% positive interview experience
  • 19% neutral interview experience
  • 16% negative interview experience

Toy & Hobby Stores: Toys “R” Us

  • 78% positive interview experience
  • 9% neutral interview experience
  • 8% negative interview experience

Transportation Equipment Manufacturing: Cummins

  • 66% positive interview experience
  • 20% neutral interview experience
  • 7% negative interview experience

How do other companies compare? Check out all companies that met the methodology.

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Methodology

The Glassdoor Candidates’ Choice Awards recognizes employers across dozens of industries with the highest percentage of job candidates who have reported a positive interview experience over the past year. To be considered, a company must receive at least 100 interview experience ratings, shared by job candidates on Glassdoor, over the past year (8/28/14-8/27/15). In cases where companies have the same positive interview experience percentage, the company with the higher neutral interview experience receives the higher rank. In cases where companies also have the same neutral interview experience, the company with more interview reviews receives the higher rank. A company’s positive interview experience percentage must also meet or exceed that of the average company on Glassdoor (54% average positive interview experience, based on more than 400,000 companies featured on Glassdoor). On Glassdoor, industries represent sub-categories within sectors. Companies are categorized into their respective industries as they appear on Glassdoor. In cases in which a company has no industry affiliation on Glassdoor or its industry affiliation does not reflect its business, the Glassdoor review panel reserves the right to categorize or re-categorize a company based on external references.