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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Click through for the top 25 companies for compensation and benefits, as identified by Glassdoor.
Coming in at #1, Google received an overall score of 4.4 out of 5 for satisfaction with compensation and benefits. Google is a publicly traded company that was founded in 1998 and has an annual revenue of more than $10 billion (USD). Their mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Benefits include great compensation, free meals, trips, onsite health care and gym facilities.
- “Great work-life balance with adequate opportunity for career development.”
- “Free food, amazing people, amazing vision – almost everything about this company is a pro.”
- “I worked with very smart people who are driven, which pushed me to pursue more of my goals.”
- “Work-life balance, best in Industry salary, good work environment and area expertise.”
- “Google is an awesome place to work with many great perks available to all employees.”
Costco Wholesale came in second with an overall score of 4.4 out of 5 for satisfaction with compensation and benefits. This company is the largest wholesale club operator in the U.S., and operates more than 590 membership warehouse stores serving some 64 million cardholders in 40 U.S. states and Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Korea, Taiwan, and the UK, primarily under the Costco Wholesale name. The company was founded in 1984 and has annual revenue of more than $10 billion (USD).
- “You are able to grow within the company and the pay and benefits are wonderful.”
- “There are great benefits available for part-time and full-time employees.”
- “Good pay – The pay at Costco is great for the type of work being done.”
- “Great pay and benefits even for part time, plenty of ways to move up in the company.”
- “Offers its part-time employees more benefits than many other companies.”
Facebook came in at #3 with an overall satisfaction score of 4.3 out of 5 for compensation and benefits. Facebook is the world’s largest social media network with over one billion active users. Founded in 2004, the company now has annual revenue of $5 to $10 billion (USD).
- “The best thing about this place is that you have so many smart people around you.”
- “Free food, young and lively coworkers, downtown location.”
- “Even though the company is growing, you can still make an impact.”
- “Hundreds of millions of people around the world care about what you do.”
- “I worry that I may never find such a great work environment again.”
Adobe made the list at #4 with an overall satisfaction score of 4.2 out of 5 for compensation and benefits. For more than two decades, Adobe has been at the heart of making engaging experiences happen, and fueling the content creation and delivery ecosystem in a way no other technology company can. Founded in 1982, the company now has annual revenue of $2 to $5 billion (USD).
- “Good salary and benefits and no career penalty for keeping a true work/life balance.”
- “Good gym, great benefits, overall more positive experiences than bad ones.”
- “IT processes are well defined and it is a very collaborative work environment.”
- “Lots of smart people to help you in almost any area of technology.”
- “Some great people passionate about the products they work on.”
Epic Systems Corporation
Epic Systems Corporation came in fifth with an overall satisfaction score of 4.2 out of 5 for compensation and benefits. Epic is a leader in the development of software for mid-size and large medical groups, hospitals and integrated health care organizations – working with customers that include community hospitals, academic facilities, children’s organizations, safety net providers and multi-hospital systems. Founded in 1979, the company has annual revenue of $1 to $2 billion (USD).
- “Smart colleagues, good pay for a starting position, good training.”
- “Epic hires the best and brightest and the work environment is fast paced and driven.”
- “Beautiful campus if you can stomach the Wisconsin winter.”
- “Pay and benefits are pretty good, but nothing too special if you have business or technology degree.”
- “You’re given a lot of responsibility right out of college.”
Intuit made the list in sixth place with an overall satisfaction score of 4.2 out of 5 for compensation and benefits. Intuit has driven its expansion strategy from out-of-the-box software to connected services with a five-year SaaS compound annual growth rate of 27 percent. Now in their third decade, their revenue tops $4 billion (USD).
- “Work-life balance is excellent and there are a lot of opportunities to move within the company.”
- “Decent salary/Good work-life balance/Great benefits.”
- “Good benefits package though going down little compared to a couple of years ago.”
- “Amazing people – Talented experienced developers and great people to work with.”
- “I like the dynamic of work where they don’t mind when you come in and leave or if you need to work from home.”
USAA came in seventh with an overall satisfaction rating of 4.2 out of 5 for compensation and benefits. USAA has a decidedly military bearing. The mutual insurance company serves 8.4 million member customers, primarily military personnel, military retirees and their families. Its products and services include property/casualty and life insurance, banking, discount brokerage and investment management. The company was founded in 1922 and has annual revenue of more than $10 billion (USD).
- “Great benefits and the building is equipped with many wonderful employee friendly features.”
- “Work-life balance is important to the company.”
- “Good benefits / year-end bonus as well as time off / vacation benefits.”
- “Eight percent 401k match, medical, dental, rec centers onsite, childcare facilities.”
- “Flexible schedules, excellent pay and benefits, CEO is constantly praising the organization results.”
Chevron makes the list at #8 with an overall satisfaction score of 4.1 out of 5 for compensation and benefits. Chevron Corporation is an American multinational energy corporation. Headquartered in San Ramon, California, and active in more than 180 countries, it is engaged in every aspect of the oil, gas and geothermal energy industries, including exploration and production; refining, marketing and transport; chemicals manufacturing and sales; and power generation. Founded in 1879, the company now has annual revenue of more than $10 billion (USD).
- “Leadership always emphasizes a good work-life balance and good tenets of operation.”
- “9/80 work schedule, great work-life balance, they invest in their employees development and training.”
- “9/80 work schedule gives you every other Friday off.”
- “The work environment is very collaborative and Chevron encourages team work and helping each other out.”
- “Great benefits and the company goes out of its way to make sure its employees are safe.”
Salesforce.com makes the list in ninth place with an overall satisfaction score of 4.1 out of 5 for compensation and benefits. Salesforce.com Inc. is a global cloud computing company headquartered in San Francisco, California. Though best known for its customer relationship management (CRM) product, Salesforce has also expanded into the “social enterprise arena” through acquisitions. It is currently ranked the most innovative company in America by Forbes magazine, as well as number seven in Fortune magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2014.
- “Great work-life balance, ability to work from home and excellent benefits.”
- “Many many smart people to work with and create greater solutions than any one of us could come up with.”
- “Salesforce really is a great product for CRM and Customer Service.”
- “Great benefits, great people and a great company culture.”
- “Working with great people, good money if you over achieve.”
Coming in at #10, Monsanto received an overall satisfaction score of 4.1 out of 5 for compensation and benefits. Monsanto Company is a publicly traded American multinational agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. It is a leading producer of genetically engineered (GE) seed and of the herbicide glyphosate, which it markets under the Roundup brand. Founded in 1901, the company now has annual revenue of more than $10 billion (USD).
- “Salary is good, hikes are decent, pretty good work-life balance in the company.”
- “Great benefits and pay was competitive.”
- “I had a new building to work in, The pay was ok, good benefits.”
- “Good pay, excellent benefits for a cutting-edge company.”
- “Lots of resources to do cutting-edge science at a fast pace.”
Genentech makes the list at #11 with an overall satisfaction score of 4.0 out of 5 for compensation and benefits. Considered the founder of the industry, Genentech, now a member of the Roche Group, has been delivering on the promise of biotechnology for over 35 years. Genentech uses human genetic information to discover, develop, manufacture and commercialize medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. Founded in 1976, the company now has annual revenue of over $10 billion (USD).
- “Good work-life balance, beautiful campus, co-workers are mostly nice and helpful.”
- “Employees get great benefits, though Roche prefers to save money by hiring contractors.”
- “Smart people who really care about patients.”
- “Great place to meet new connections, get mentoring and build your career.”
- “Good benefits, although current FTEs complain they’re going downhill.”
Kaiser Permanente comes in twelfth with an overall satisfaction score of 4.0 out of 5 for compensation and benefits. Kaiser Permanente is an integrated managed care consortium, based in Oakland, California, United States, founded in 1945 by industrialist Henry J. Kaiser and physician Sidney Garfield. Kaiser Permanente is made up of three distinct groups of entities: the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and its regional operating subsidiaries; Kaiser Foundation Hospitals; and the autonomous regional Permanente Medical Groups. Founded in 1945, the company now has annual revenue of over $10 billion (USD).
- “Work-life balance is good (though not in all parts of the company).”
- “Great benefits; diversity; flexible schedules; a lot of areas to grow your career.”
- “Really good benefits (many of which kick in the day you start).”
- “The company has an important social health care mission and community benefit program.”
- “Pay and benefits are second to none in the call center world.”
At #13, Qualcomm has an overall satisfaction score of 4.0 out of 5 for compensation and benefits. From the way we communicate with people to the way we interact with the things around us, mobile changes everything. And Qualcomm is helping shape this new, connected world, engineering ground-breaking mobile chipsets and software; developing enabling technologies such as augmented reality, ad-hoc networking and context awareness; and creating solutions to tackle the growing demand for mobile data. Founded in 1985, the company now has annual revenue of over $10 billion (USD).
- “Great work-life balance, stable company, great sense of contribution to the world.”
- “Opportunity to learn cutting-edge technology.”
- “Great benefits, great people, great challenges – innovation.”
- “Good benefits, flexibility to move with the company to different teams.”
- “Good work-life balance, Nice weather in San Diego, Encouraging work environment.”
Coming in at #14, Riverbed Technology received an overall satisfaction score of 4.0 out of 5 for compensation and benefits. Riverbed is a leader in application performance infrastructure, delivering the most complete platform for location-independent computing. Location-independent computing turns location and distance into a competitive advantage by allowing IT to have the flexibility to host applications and data in the most optimal locations while ensuring applications perform as expected, data is always available when needed, and performance issues are detected and fixed before end users notice. Founded in 2002, the company now has annual revenue of $500 to $999 million (USD).
- “Having worked at some other places, I find a great work-life balance here.””
- “Great people, although that can vary widely depending on the group you’re in.”
- “Great work environment, talented people, good exposure to customer issues.”
- “Career opportunities; Work-life balance; Good work culture.”
- “Overall, respectful and friendly environment with a lot of smart people around.”
Verizon joins the list at #15, receiving an overall satisfaction score of 4.0 out of 5 for compensation and benefits. Verizon Communications is the #2 U.S. telecom services provider overall after AT&T, and the #1 provider for wireless services ahead of AT&T Mobility. The company’s core mobile business provides wireless, long-distance, Internet access and digital TV services to residential, corporate and wholesale customers. Founded in 2000, the company now has annual revenue of over $10 billion (USD).
- “Excellent pay and benefits for the type of work performed.”
- “Good company to work for with good potential for career growth and good benefits.”
- “If you’re a mgmt employee there is a good deal of work-life balance.”
- “Great benefits, great pay, if you love technology, you will lover Verizon.”
- “Good pay, Strong brand and a wide range of solutions to sell.”
In sixteenth place, VMware has an overall satisfaction score of 4.0 out of 5 for compensation and benefits. VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the cloud era. A pioneer in the use of virtualization and policy-driven automation technologies, VMware simplifies IT complexity across the entire data center to the virtual workplace, empowering customers with solutions in the software-defined data center to hybrid cloud computing and the mobile workspace. Founded in 1998, the company now has annual revenue of $5 to $10 billion (USD).
- “There is a work-life balance here that I have never had before.”
- “Great technology but now mostly not news in the marketplace.”
- “Extremely smart people with impressive backgrounds throughout the company.”
- “Opportunity to learn working with cutting-edge enterprise software.”
- “The great people I work with, always ready to do what’s needed.”
T-Mobile joins the list at #17 with an overall satisfaction score of 4.0 out of 5 for compensation and benefits. As America’s Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation.
- “A pretty good work-life balance and a comfortable place to work.”
- “Great benefits, nice people and most of the team leaders are fun to work with.”
- “Good benefits such as tuition reimbursement and childcare reimbursements.”
- “The pay and benefits are excellent and the career path opportunities are abundant.”
- “Great pay, great (but getting more expensive) benefits, good employee phone plan.”
At #18 on the list, Microsoft received an overall satisfaction score of 4.0 out of 5 for compensations and benefits. Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services. Its best known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, Microsoft Office office suite, and Internet Explorer Web browser. Its flagship hardware products are Xbox game console and the Microsoft Surface series of tablets. Founded in 1975, the company now has annual revenue of well over $10 billion (USD).
- “Really good work-life balance compared to other tech companies of the same caliber.”
- “Some smart people in pockets but not many of them great at politics so marginalized.”
- “Great benefits and it is a great place to be early in your career (years 3-5).”
- “They provide lots of opportunities to network with your higher ups.”
- “Reasonably good benefits (Although these are being eroded now).”
Amgen joins the Glassdoor list at #19 with an overall satisfaction score of 4.0 out of 5 for compensation and benefits. Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology. Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its biologics manufacturing expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people’s lives. Founded in 1980, the company has annual revenue of more than $10 billion (USD).
- “Work-life balance competitive salaries and challenging work.”
- “Amgen offers great benefits in terms of vacation time and 401K matching.”
- “Company has great pay and benefits.”
- “Good benefits, salary comparable to market value, good facility.”
- “Good pay, good benefits, good working conditions, nice campus.”
At #20, Pfizer received an overall satisfaction score of 4.0 out of 5 for compensation and benefits. The company is the world’s largest research-based pharmaceuticals firm. Its best-known prescription products include cholesterol-lowering Lipitor, pain management drugs Celebrex and Lyrica, pneumonia vaccine Prevnar, and erectile dysfunction treatment Viagra, as well as arthritis drug Enbrel, depression treatment Effexor, and high-blood-pressure therapy Norvasc. Consumer health products include such leading brands as Advil, Centrum and Robitussin. The company has annual revenue of more than $10 billion (USD).
- “Benefits, growth opportunities, diversity, supports work-life balance, employee gym.”
- “They offer good pay and benefits.”
- “The company has great benefits compared to other fortune 100 companies.”
- “Pretty good benefits and worked with great people in the time I was there.”
- “Compensation and benefits have always been good.”
Southern California Edison
Southern California Edison makes the list at #21 with an overall satisfaction score of 4.0 out of 5 for compensation and benefits. One of the Golden State’s largest utilities, Southern California Edison (SCE) distributes power to a population of almost 14 million (4.9 million customers) in central, coastal and Southern California (excluding Los Angeles and some other cities). The utility’s system consists of about 12,000 circuit miles of transmission lines and more than 103,500 circuit miles of distribution lines. Founded in 1879, the company has annual revenue of more than $10 billion (USD).
- “Company has great work-life balance, usually many opportunities to volunteer.”
- “This company offers good benefits and some longevity if in the right department.”
- “Excellent pay, great benefits, professional development opportunities.”
- “Good pay if you have worked there for years.”
- “Salary and benefits above the average.”
At #22, Orbitz Worldwide has an overall satisfaction score of 4.0 out of 5 for compensation and benefits. Orbitz Worldwide is a leading global online travel company using technology to transform the way consumers around the world plan and purchase travel. Orbitz Worldwide operates the consumer travel planning sites Orbitz, ebookers, HotelClub and CheapTickets. Founded in 1999, the company has annual revenue of $500 to $999 million (USD).
- “Lots of freedom for developers to play around latest tech stuff along with good work life balance.”
- “Work from home options (depending on group & manager).”
- “The culture and work environment may be the most important attribute to me.”
- “I love that I get a chance to work with a group of very smart people.”
- “The casual dress code; salaries are competitive, if you commute from the suburbs, their office is located in the Ogilivie Transportation Center.”
Procter & Gamble
Procter & Gamble joins the list at #23 with an overall satisfaction score of 4.0 out of 5 for compensation and benefits. Procter & Gamble is one of the world’s largest multinational consumer goods companies, and is a Fortune Top 10 Most Admired Company. Procter & Gamble has been creating brands for the past 175 years, helping people around the world have an extraordinary everyday. Their portfolio of brands includes Pampers, Tide, Ariel, Always, Whisper, Pantene, Mach3, Bounty, Dawn, Fairy, Gain, Charmin, Downy, Lenor, Iams, Crest, Oral-B, Duracell, Olay, Head & Shoulders, Wella, Gillette, Braun, Fusion, Ace, Febreze, Ambi Pur, SK-II and Vicks. Founded in 1837, the company has annual revenue of more than $10 billion (USD).
- “A company which focuses its effort for its employees’ work-life balance.”
- “The courses you take here will stay with you even after you leave P&G.”
- “They are great about nurturing new hires as it is a promote from within culture.”
- “Great people who are willing to help you with the project.”
- “Best place to learn brand building.”
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).
- “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.”
Last on the list of the top 25, eBay, Inc. received an overall satisfaction score of 3.9 out of 5 for compensation and benefits. eBay Inc. is a global e-commerce and payments leader, providing a robust platform where merchants of all sizes can compete and win. eBay Inc. connects millions of buyers and sellers and enabled $175 billion of commerce volume in 2012. Founded in 1995, the company now has annual revenue of more than $10 billion (USD).
- “Good work-life balance, leadership is saying and seemingly doing the right things.”
- “Many smart people with pretty diverse industry backgrounds.”
- “Great campus and good benefits and work is not so challenge.”
- “Great people to work with, flexibility, generous pay, work-life balance.”
- “Great work environment, never a dull moment for Talent Acquisition.”