Employee Engagement

Notes from the Road: Best Places to Work Highlights

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We’re just back from a tour of 10 cities where we hosted frank conversations with Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work winners for 2017. At each stop, the energy in the room was off the charts, and each company that participated shared inside information about the specific strategies that led to their tremendous employee approval.

Winning a Glassdoor Best Places to Work award and earning a spot on the popular list is a unique honor and achievement. These select companies have embraced the ideas of openness and transparency, and it’s paid off in employees who love working at their companies, which are reflected in positive employee reviews.

Creating a great place to work is good for business – Best Places to Work companies financially perform 122% better than the S&P 500* – and good for the employees who work at these companies. Creating a happy workplace impacts the lives of employees as well as their families and the communities in which they live.

Glassdoor Economic Research

[Related: How to Get in the Running for Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work List]

Because Glassdoor’s mission is to help people everywhere find a job and company they love, we’ve created a way for the companies that people love most to share their secrets: The Best Places to Work Roadshow. In 2017, we stopped in 10 cities and engaged with the following 7 winners in a discussion about culture, hiring, and transparency.

1.) Salesforce, Best Places to Work: 2017 (#17) Large Companies

Speaker: Jennifer Johnston, Head of Global Employer Branding & Recruitment Marketing

2.) Facebook, Best Places to Work: 2017 (#2) Large Companies

Speakers: Tudor Havriliuc, Vice President of Compensation, Benefits and Global Mobility and Matty de Castro, U.S. Head of Industry, CPG/Retail

3.) Metromile, Best Places to Work: 2017 (#6) Small & Medium Companies

Speaker: John Orta, General Counsel,

4.) Docusign, Best Places to Work: 2017 (#23) Large Companies

Speaker: Ann Poletti, Senior Director Employment Brand Marketing

5.) Bain & Company, Best Places to Work: 2017 (#1) Large Companies

Speaker: Keith Bevans, Partner, Chicago

6.) Sprout Social, Best Places to Work: 2017 (#18), Small & Medium Companies

Speaker: Jim Conti, Director of Talent

7.) Greenhouse, Best Places to Work: 2017 (#1) Small & Medium Companies

Speaker: Maia Josebachvili, VP of Strategy, Marketing & People

If you missed the events and don’t have time to watch the replays or just want a refresher, check out the eBook: Notes from the Road: Best Places to Work Highlights to find out how 7 companies earned their spots on the Glassdoor 2017 Best Places to Work list.

[Related: Culture Codes of Best Places to Work]


* Source: Chamberlain, Andrew (2015). “Does Company Culture Pay Off? Analyzing Stock Performance of ‘Best Places to Work’ Companies,” online at glassdoor.com/research/.

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