Best Companies to Work For 2015

Glassdoor recently announced the 2015 winners for the 50 Best Large Companies to work for in the US. The winners of this list were determined by none other than the actual employees of these companies. After all, who would know what it’s like to work at a company better than the people who actually work there? It isn’t surprising to see some of the companies on this list. Major well-known, global brands like Google, Chevron, Procter & Gamble, Facebook, Apple, Nike, Costco, ESPN (they should get on this list just because of how fun their commercials are), and Disney Parks & Resorts dot the top 50 large companies list. Google’s positives that got them to the top of the list are the benefits, care, and compensation they give to their employees as well as the fact that at Google, you get to work with some of the best talent in the world. These factors and benefits seem to be a consistent draw of most of the top brands on the list.

Other commonalities between the top 50 large companies include having at least 1,000-5,000+ employees. They also all generate at least a minimum of $50 million in annual revenue, up to $10 billion plus. The smallest revenue generating companies on the list, in the $50 to $100 million category, are MathWorks, Zillow and ESPN. Top revenue generating companies in the $10 billion plus category are Google, Procter & Gamble, Apple, Costco Wholesale, Ford Motor Company, Monsanto Company, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and EY. As far as which states house the largest amount of top 50 company headquarters - thirteen are headquartered in California; we know you can do the math, but that’s nearly a quarter. Massachusetts and New York are next in this category, with six companies each.

There are some smaller brands on this list that you may have heard of once or twice before, but may not be as familiar with. Brands like Bain & Company, which is ranked number two on the list. Bain & Company is a global management consulting firm- not to be confused with Bain Capital which you most likely heard of when Mitt Romney was running for president. The number four ranked company on the list is F5, which is a tech company in Seattle, Washington. The oldest company on the list is Massachusetts General Hospital which was founded in 1811 and has over 5,000 employees with a $2 to $5 billion annual revenue.

There are some inherent biases that may have influenced this list. Because it is based off employee reviews of companies that are at least 1,000 employees or larger, it seems the smaller companies within this group could have had skewed data results because of their smaller sample size. It would be interesting to find out how many reviews each company on the list actually submitted and if those reviews were mostly done by upper level management, retail or warehouse workers, or was there a good mix of reviewers across the board. Also, how did Glassdoor go about informing employees about the opportunities to review their company? And were all companies in the US invited to apply through personal company invitation or did Glassdoor just put up an invitation for employees to review their own company on Glassdoor’s website? Even with the data limitations that accompany a list this large in scope, Glassdoor deserves applause for taking on this list concept and spending the time and resources to publish it.

Without further ado, here are Glassdoor’s 2015 Best 50 Large Companies to work for in the US. Interested in working for one of these large companies? See what jobs are available by doing a search of their company job openings.

Top 50 Large US Companies

Company Name Industry Headquarters Employees Revenue (USD) Founded
Google Information Technology Mountain View, CA 5,000+ $10+ billion 1998
Bain & Company Consulting Boston, MA 5,000+ $100 to $500 million 1973
Nestle Purina PetCare Manufacturing Saint Louis , MO 5,000+ Unknown 1894
F5 Networks Information Technology Seattle, WA 1,000 to 5,000 $1 to $2 billion 1996
Boston Consulting Group Business Services Boston, MA 1,000 to 5,000 $2 to $5 billion 1963
Chevron Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities San Ramon, CA 5,000+ $10+ billion 1879
H E B Retail San Antonio, TX 5,000+ $10+ billion 1905
In-N-Out Burger Restaurant, Food Services Irvine, CA 5,000+ $100 to $500 million 1948
McKinsey & company Business Services New York, NY 5,000+ Unknown 1926
Mayo Clinic Health Care Rochester, MN 5,000+ $5 to $10 billion Unknown
Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Cincinnati, OH 5,000+ $10+ billion 1837
Brigham and Women's Hospital Health Care Boston, MA 5,000+ $1 to $2 billion 1996
Facebook Information Technology Menlo Park, CA 5,000+ $5 to $10 billion 2004
Qualcomm Information Technology San Diego, CA 5,000+ $10+ billion 1985
Southwest Airlines Travel and Tourism Dallas, TX 5,000+ $10+ billion 1971
Slalom Consulting Business Services Seattle, WA 1,000 to 5,000 $500 million to $1 billion 2001
Genentech Biotech and Pharmaceuticals San Francisco, CA 5,000+ $10+ billion 1976
Adobe Information Technology San Jose, CA 5,000+ $2 to $5 billion 1982
MathWorks Information Technology Natick, MA 1,000 to 5,000 $50 to $100 million 1984
Stryker Manufacturing Portage, MI 5,000+ $5 to $10 billion 1941
QuikTrip Restaurants, Food Services Tulsa, OK 5,000+ $1 to $2 billion 1958
Apple Information Technology Cupertino, CA 5,000+ $10+ billion 1976
LinkedIn Information Technology Mountain View, CA 5,000+ $2 to $5 billion 2003
Gartner Information Technology Stamford, CT 5,000+ $2 to $5 billion 1979
Nike Manufacturing Beaverston, OR 5,000+ $10+ billion 1972
Roche Biotech and Pharmaceuticals Basel, Switzerland 5,000+ $10+ billion 1896
Rockwell Automation Manufacturing Milwaukee, WI 5,000+ $5 to $10 billion 1903
Massachusetts General Hospital Health Care Boston, MA 5,000+ $2 to $5 billion 1811
Costco Wholesale Retail Issaquah, WA 5,000+ $10+ billion 1983
Eastman Chemical Manufacturing Kingsport, TN 5,000+ $5 to $10 billion 1920
NBCUniversal Media New York, NY 5,000+ $100 to $500 million 1906
Wegmans Food Markets Retail Rochester, NY 5,000+ $5 to $10 billion 1916
Zillow Information Technology Seattle, WA 1,000 to 5,000 $50 to $100 million 2005
MindBody Information Technology San Luis Obispo, CA 1,000 to 5,000 $10 to $25 million 2001
Ford Motor Company Manufacturing Dearborn, MI 5,000+ $10+ billion 1903
NVIDIA Information Technology Santa Clara, CA 5,000+ $2 to $5 billion 1993
Toyota Motor Sales Manufacturing Torrance, CA 5,000+ $1 to $2 billion Unknown
Turner Construction Construction New York, NY 1,000 to 5,000 $5 to $10 billion 1902
Monsanto Company Agriculture & Forestry Saint Louis , MO 5,000+ $10+ billion 1901
Bristol-Myers Squibb Health Care New York, NY 5,000+ $10+ billion 1858
Memorial Sloan Kettering Nonprofit New York, NY 5,000+ $500 million to $1 billion 1884
Orbitz Worldwide Travel, Information Technology Chicago, IL 1,000 to 5,000 $500 million to $1 billion 1999
Edelman Public Relations Chicago, IL 1,000 to 5,000 $100 to $500 million 1952
Interactive Intelligence Information Technology Indianapolis, IN 1,000-5,000 $100 to $500 million 1994
Genesys Consulting, Customer Service Daly City, CA 1,000-5,000 $100 to $500 million 1990
Bose Manufacturing Framingham, MA 5,000+ $1 to $2 billion 1964
GE Aviation Aerospace and Defense Cincinnati, OH 1,000-5,000 $500 million to $1 billion 1917
ESPN Media Bristol, CT 1,000-5,000 $50 to $100 million 1985
EY Business Services London, United Kingdom 5,000+ $10+ billion 1989
Disney Parks & Resorts Arts, Entertainment & Recreation Lake Buena Vista, Florida 5,000+ $2 to $5 billion 1901

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By Staff Writer, SimplyJobs