Workin’ 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin’
Barely gettin’ by, it’s all takin’ and no givin’
They just use your mind and they never give you credit
It’s enough to drive you crazy if you let it
9 to 5, for service and devotion
You would think that I would deserve a fair promotion
Want to move ahead but the boss won’t seem to let me
I swear sometimes that man is out to get me
– Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton, in her song titled “9 to 5,” captures well the growing discontent among workers not only across the U.S. but also globally.
It is therefore no surprise to see the level of interest glassdoor.com generates at this time of the year as it makes its announcement on ratings of companies and management.
The website collects reviews anonymously from employees and former employees on companies and management, collates the data, and then compiles their report.
Press reports note that the reviews are verified to ensure they come from real employees through technological checks of e-mail addresses and through screenings by a content management team.
Over the years, the site has gained glowing recognition for its report and its annual Employees’ Choice Awards have been described as “well-respected” by the Daily Telegraph.
This year the company announced its seventh annual Employees’ Choice Awards, honoring the Best Places to Work across the U.S. and the UK.
According to the site, “Winners were determined by the people who know these companies best — their employees.”
Below is a list of the top 10 companies among the 50 companies glassdoor.com announced for the Employees’ Choice Awards, together with feedback from people who are familiar these companies:
“Great people, great values”
The benefits and care of employees is obviously world class, and compensation is almost unmatchable.
2. Bain & Company
“Hands down awesome”
Incredible culture – people work really hard, but they enjoy doing it; Incredible people – mix of intelligence but also humility that you don’t find at the other top consulting firms; Amazing exit opportunities – the Bain network is not only big, it’s incredibly strong.
3. Nestlé Purina PetCare
“Best place I’ve ever worked”
The corporate culture is second to none. Strong midwestern roots, stability and friendly environment; coupled with the vast opportunities that come with an international giant parent company.
4. F5 Networks
“Challenging, fun, the company actually helps you achieve your best.”
F5 bases its success in team work, even with “competitor” companies. That is also reflected in the employee level. I have never had so much confidence on knowing that I can trust my teammates and other experienced people from other teams. You will always get help from others.
5. Boston Consulting Group
High impact projects: in some cases, truly world-altering topics (more for public sector but true throughout)
– Excellent compensation and perks
– Outstanding colleagues; best and the brightest from all fields / backgrounds (think Rhodes scholars) create a really rich intellectual atmosphere.
“Excellent company with great compensation and work-life balance”
Great benefits, work-life balance. A very structured organization with focus on teamwork and safety of its employees.
7. H E B
Great pay. Great benefits. Ability to move up. One of the few companies that actually cares about its employees.
8. In-N-Out Burger
Great pay rates, fantastic hours, calm and comfortable atmosphere, plenty of benefits, full of opportunity, friendly coworkers, overall very happy with the experience I gain here.
9. McKinsey & Company
“Rigorous focus on professional development”
No other organization places as much emphasis on professional development, really amazing set of people – caring, challenging and whip smart.
10. Mayo Clinic
“Excellent work experience”
Mayo Clinic has an extremely professional work environment with state-of-the art facilities. Collaboration within and between departments is encouraged. Mayo also has excellent work culture and business integrity.
Yvad Billings, Business Readers Bureau, Fellow
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