Your Official Glassdoor Guide
Best Places to Work 2018
Why Didn't My Company Make It?
If your company didn't make the cut this year, here are some potential reasons why.
Period of Eligibility
Since Best Places to Work is an annual list, Glassdoor requires a minimum number of reviews posted during the period of eligibility, which ran from November 1, 2016 to October 22, 2017.
This list takes quantitative and qualitative data into account. For quality of reviews, Glassdoor’s proprietary awards algorithm factors in what employees have to say that shows winners truly outshine the rest in the eyes of their employees. 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, what needs improvement, and advice to senior management.
For consistency of reviews, Glassdoor’s proprietary awards algorithm looks at trends over time as it relates to both the quantitative and qualitative insights shared by employees.
Commitment to Integrity for all Employers
Download the complete methodology for the 2018 Best Places to Work. Each year, Glassdoor reserves the right to improve methodology to prevent abuse and ensure the highest level of quality reviews and data integrity.
What Best Places to Work Winners Have in Common
A spot on Glassdoor's Best Places to Work list is a tremendous achievement. After all, employees decide which companies make the list. Curious what winners have in common?
A Mission to Believe In
- Employees have a sense of purpose and understanding of how they make an impact
- A motivating mission that inspires quality work
- Employees are engaged and empowered to do their best work
- Emphasis on employee growth and development
- Clearly defined and shared set of values that fosters community
- Engaged leaders that view positive culture as part of a good business strategy
- Open and clear communication, from the top down
- Honest feedback is valued and encouraged