Glassdoor names its top places to work for 2021

Modern workplace 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has placed enormous stress on employees and employers alike. Yet even before the pandemic dominated everyone’s lives, employees were increasingly turning to their organizations to provide them with the support they need and upgraded employee benefits.

Employees want more than just a paycheck and health insurance. They are expecting employers to offer benefits that provide mental health resources, financial wellness and even support through their parental journey — from fertility to child care.

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Through the pandemic many employers stepped up to offer employees expanded benefits and perks to help them get through the crisis. With this in mind, Glassdoor, a provider of resources with insights about jobs and companies, has announced its annual Best Places to Work awards for 2021. The winners are based on the input of employees who voluntarily provide anonymous feedback by completing a company review about their job, work environment and employer over the past year.

“COVID-19 is in the driver’s seat and every employer has been impacted. This year’s winning employers have proven, according to employees, that even during extraordinary times, they’ll rise to the challenge to support their people,” says Glassdoor CEO Christian Sutherland-Wong. “A mission-driven culture, transparent leadership and career opportunities are always hallmarks of Best Places to Work winners. This year, we also see exceptional employers who have prioritized the health, safety and well-being of their employees.”

The following is the top 50 of the 100 2021 Best Places to Work winners chosen by Glassdoor. The winners are ranked based on their overall rating achieved during the past year. Ratings are based on a five-point scale.

Bain & Company

Company Rating: 4.6

“They have put forth a very thoughtful COVID response plan, and really upped their game on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the wake of recent events in the US.” — Bain & Company partner (Chicago)


“The strong home office culture is like none other. I have never felt so included, invested, and supported at a firm.” — Bain & Company associate consultant (Boston)

“Bain really tries to honor work life balance. You will work with some of the smartest people on the toughest problems. Huge culture of mentorship and support.” — Bain & Company Manager (Dallas)

NVIDIA

Company Rating: 4.5

“The core values at NVIDIA — intellectual honesty, innovation, speed, excellence and working as one team — are ingrained into everything we do.” — NVIDIA Senior Software Director (Santa Clara, California)

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In-N-Out Burger

Company Rating: 4.5

“Amazing people, awesome leadership, I feel cared about every single day and we make the best burgers on the planet!” — In-N-Out Burger food safety quality and regulatory supervisor (Los Angeles)

HubSpot

Company Rating: 4.5

“The support leadership has shown through thoughtful programs, WFH reimbursement, and flexibility has been next level.” — HubSpot Customer Success Manager (Cambridge, Massachusetts)

McKinsey & Company

Company Rating: 4.5

“Caring company culture, great benefits, friendly coworkers, and lots of internal opportunities.” — McKinsey & Company executive assistant (Tampa)

Google

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Company Rating: 4.5

“People here are very smart and motivated, and they put a HUGE emphasis on work life balance. Compensation is good too!” — Google looker sales (San Francisco)

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Delta Air Lines

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Company Rating: 4.5

“Especially with COVID, management's priority has been the wellbeing and comfort of employees.” — Delta Air Lines flight attendant (Atlanta)

lululemon

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Company Rating: 4.5

“Lululemon is exceptional at communicating to its employees and listening to feedback.” — lululemon educator (Portland)

Microsoft

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Company Rating: 4.5


“Good Work/Life Balance, teamwork, great culture, flexibility to pursue my intellectual goal & challenge my potential.” — Microsoft program manager (Seattle)

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H E B

Company Rating: 4.4

“Amazing company. Awesome managers. Great pay with regular raises. Super fun work environment and I adore my coworkers.” — H E B food service representative (Magnolia, Texas)

Facebook

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Company Rating: 4.4

“Management has been super supportive with the transition to remote work and working from home due to COVID.” — Facebook privacy program manager (New York)

Boston Consulting Group

Company Rating: 4.4

“BCG promises to invest in their employees' growth & professional development and they 100% make good on that promise.” — Boston Consulting Group consultant (Boston)

LinkedIn

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Company Rating: 4.4

“Company really cares about the wellness of its employees, especially during COVID-19. Benefits are amazing.” — LinkedIn staff software engineer (Mountain View, California)

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Stryker

Company Rating: 4.4

“Great pay and benefits. The job you do impacts everyday lives in a positive way.” — Stryker inventory buyer (Kalamazoo, Michigan.)

DocuSign

Company Rating: 4.4

“DocuSign has done a great job during COVID-19 making sure that their employees are set up for success while working from home.” — DocuSign market development representative (Seattle)

KnowBe4

Company Rating: 4.4

“KnowBe4 was able to provide better training than any company I have worked for in the past, even with it being completely virtual.” — KnowB4 channel sales development representative (Clearwater, Florida.)

Salesforce

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Company Rating: 4.4

“Inclusive, best pay and benefits, smartest co-workers, excellent COVID response.” — Salesforce Principal Technical Writer (San Francisco)

RingCentral

Company Rating: 4.4

“From day one, I have been welcomed and appreciated for my work (big or small) and the Team culture is unlike anything I've experienced before.” — RingCentral sales development representative (Denver)

Emanate Health

Company Rating: 4.4

“Willing staff that take pride in their work and purpose for which they do their jobs, and a friendly environment.” — Emanate Health registered nurse (West Covina, California)

Blue Raven Solar

Company Rating: 4.4

“The leadership (including the CEO) is attentive to the needs of everyone around them.” — Blue Raven solar inspections leader (Orem, Utah)

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Southwest Airlines

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Company Rating: 4.4

“Good perks, good work life balance, and the benefits are good.” — Southwest Airlines business consultant (Dallas)

Zoom Video Communications

Company Rating: 4.4

“Starts with Eric the CEO. He's customer focused, genuine, passionate, and happy! His attitude, work ethic, and passion trickles down throughout the entire company.” — Zoom Video Communications Account Executive (Denver)

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Company Rating: 4.4

“Work-life balance is excellent, management is flexible, mission focus means work is meaningful. Response to COVID-19 has been excellent and supportive.” — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory senior computer scientist (Livermore, California)

Johnson & Johnson

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Company Rating: 4.4

“Many opportunities in various departments, welcoming and friendly environment, and work life balance.” — Johnson & Johnson process engineer (Jacksonville, Florida.)

MathWorks

Company Rating: 4.4

“A company that challenges everyone to be the best they can be. Team approach to support customers. Great co-workers and collaborative environment.” — MathWorks manager (Natick, Massachusetts.)

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Zscaler

Company Rating: 4.4

“They give you great tools and the framework to be successful with management eager to help out.” — Zscaler regional sales manager (San Jose)

Robinhood

Company Rating: 4.4

“People care about you here. Not just within your immediate team. Leadership cares, and they do their absolute best to make time to meet with folks on their teams.” — Robinhood sourcer (Menlo Park, California)

Mastercard

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Company Rating: 4.4

“The company's response to Covid-19 and inequality is something that I am tremendously proud of.” — Mastercard director (Purchase, New York)

Vans

Company Rating: 4.4

“Fantastic discount. Great people. They focus on growth and development early on and they have very supportive managers.” — Vans assistant store manager (Costa Mesa, California)

Royal Caribbean Group

Company Rating: 4.4

“Royal Caribbean takes great care of their employees, from hurricane evacuations to support throughout COVID-19 pandemic.” — Royal Caribbean group product owner (Miami)

Apple

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Company Rating: 4.4

“Apple is a workplace of respect, value to people, innovation, teamwork. The culture is inclusive.” — Apple frontend architect (Cupertino, California)

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Forrester

Company Rating: 4.4

“During COVID, decisions regarding working from home and travel restrictions were made quickly with clear communication.” — Forrester program manager (Nashville)

Keller Williams

Company Rating: 4.3

“A very positive company with tons of support and an extensive amount of learning resources.” — Keller Williams real estate agent (White Plains, New York)

Intuit

Company Rating: 4.3

“Strong emphasis on work to life balance and taking time for mental health and well-being.” — Intuit Global Accessibility Leader (Mountain View, California)

Trader Joe’s

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Company Rating: 4.3

“Great benefits, form lifelong friendships, and you’re surrounded by so many snacks.” — Trader Joe’s Crew Member (Raleigh, North Carolina)

Wegmans Food Markets

Company Rating: 4.3

“Wegmans is an awesome place to work! The benefits are great and it is such a fun place.” — Wegmans Food markets coordinator (Erie, Pennsylvania.)

Ryan, LLC

Company Rating: 4.3

“During this entire COVID pandemic, Ryan has taken every opportunity to assist employees during this time.” — Ryan, LLC executive assistant (San Antonio)

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Texas Instruments

Company Rating: 4.3

“The atmosphere and people are the best part of TI. Everyone is so welcoming and hardworking.” — Texas Instruments Product Marketing Engineer (Dallas)

Pfizer

Company Rating: 4.3

“Great culture, benefits and opportunity to interact with some of the brightest minds in the industry.” — Pfizer Medical Director (New York)

CoverMyMeds

Company Rating: 4.3

“They quickly adapted to a virtual onboarding during COVID-19, and it was nothing short of awesome.” — CoverMyMeds account coordinator (Columbus, Ohio)

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Intuitive (Intuitive Surgical)

Company Rating: 4.3

“Community of diverse, supportive resource groups, including one for veterans.” — Intuitive (Intuitive Surgical) senior marketing manager (Sunnyvale, California)

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Company Rating: 4.3

“Progressive, employee centric, social justice and equity forward, well compensated, excellent benefits, and excellent COVID support to employees.” — NewYork-Presbyterian hospital manager (New York)

SurveyMonkey

Company Rating: 4.3

“SurveyMonkey offers some of the best benefits, positive culture, and has a transparent leadership style.” — SurveyMonkey software engineer (Portland)

Milwaukee Tool

Company Rating:4.3

“Amazing friendliness from people throughout the organization makes it very easy to approach anyone and ask for advice.” — Milwaukee Tool electrical engineer II (Brookfield, Wisconsin)

Hilton

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Company Rating: 4.3

“Very flexible work hours. Freedom to make calls on your own. Leadership listens to you and values your opinions.” — Hilton senior product designer (Glendale, California)

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Cisco Systems

Company Rating: 4.3

“Everyone is so understanding of each individual's situation and management encourages us to take care of ourselves and our family first.” — Cisco Systems program manager (San Jose)

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Company Rating: 4.3

“The way that our hospital has come together to make it safely through the pandemic has been astonishing.” — St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital administrative director (Memphis)

REI

Company Rating: 4.3

“Management is supportive and understanding. They give great consideration to time off requests.” — REI Retail sales associate (Rancho Cucamonga, California)

NIKE

Company Rating: 4.3

“Great benefits, great teammates, great leadership, amazing campus, fun work environment.” — NIKE senior director (Beaverton, Oregon)

SkyWest Airlines

Company Rating: 4.3

“Great flight benefits, profit sharing after a year of employment, most people are happy here so it makes for a good working environment.” — SkyWest Airlines flight attendant (Detroit)

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