A dream job does not only come with a high paycheck, as evidenced by the 11 most prestigious companies to work for, which offer great benefits and perks, promising career advancement opportunities, and an amazing company culture. This is why more and more individuals are keen to evaluate whether a company meets their needs and fits with their values before they accept any job offer, regardless of how lucrative the salary is.
Employers are also applying a creative approach to project themselves as one of the best employers to work for, in an effort to attract the best talent. According to an article published by Forbes, there are five major factors that employees consider when deciding whether to accept or let go of a job. These are: a high paycheck, good health insurance, work-life balance, availability of professional development and opportunities for advancement, and a sense of purpose.
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Our list of the 11 most prestigious companies to work for was sourced from a listing of the 100 Best Companies to Work For compiled by Great Place to Work. This group produces an annual list of the best Fortune 100 Companies to Work For, as well as a number of other lists showcasing the Best Workplaces in several industries. The rankings were determined through feedback given by over 232,000 employees of the companies certified by Great Place to Work. Each of these companies is comprised of more than 1,000 employees. Moreover, Great Place to Work ranked these companies based on the analysis of their Culture Audit questionnaire and Trust Index survey.
Based on the employees’ assessment of their workplaces, the 11 most prestigious companies to work for in 2017, in no particular order, are Acuity Insurance Inc. (a Mutual Insurance company), Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc., Edward Jones Money Market Fund Retirement Shares, Genetech, Inc., Google of Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG), Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc., Quicken Loans Inc., Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE:CRM), The Boston Consulting Group Inc., The Ultimate Software Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTI), and Wegmans Food Markets Inc.
Specifically, the list features companies which provide a great level of support to both the personal and professional lives of their employees, allowing them to uphold authentic relationships within the workplace and promote quality communication and honesty among managers. Check out the list beginning on the next page.