Top 25 Companies for Compensation and Benefits

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Union Pacific

Making the list at #24, Union Pacific received an overall satisfaction score of 3.9 out of 5 for compensation and benefits. Union Pacific Railroad links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing a critical link in the global supply chain. From 2007-2012, Union Pacific invested $18 billion in its network and operations to support America's transportation infrastructure, including a record $3.7 billion in 2012. Union Pacific provides value to its roughly 10,000 customers by delivering products in a safe, reliable, fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible manner. Founded in 1862, the company has annual revenue of over $10 billion (USD).

Review highlights:

  • "Great pay and benefits if you can stand the politics."
  • "Good pay, okay benefits but they are taking them year by year."
  • "Great benefits, great pay as long as you're willing to work for it."
  • "Decent retirement benefits unless Ryan budget eliminates the Railroad Retirement Board."
  • "Great pay when you can hold the road."

While many factors play into the notion of feeling satisfied with your job and your employer, without a doubt one of the top criteria is adequate compensation and benefits. Let's face it, having adequate financial resources just makes life easier. Feeling that your company appreciates your contribution and supports your well-being, well, that doesn't hurt either.

Recently, Glassdoor.com identified the Top 25 Companies for Compensation & Benefits based on workplace insights shared on their website by people who know these companies best – the employees. Based entirely on U.S. employee feedback shared over the past 12 months, employees report high satisfaction with not only pay, but also overall benefits packages and perks like free food or even company-wide trips to Hawaii.

Not surprisingly, tech-related companies were well represented on the list, including Google, which took the number-one spot with a 4.4 out of 5 rating for compensation and benefits. Also on the list were Facebook, Riverbed, VMware and Microsoft, just to name a few.

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