Work is a fact of life for most of us, but that doesn’t mean it has to be something hateful that we need to endure until we can eventually retire. Luckily, more and more companies are realising that and trying their best to create working environments where we can not only thrive and be productive but also feel valued and maybe even sometimes have fun. These companies are the ones that regularly get featured in lists like Great Place to Work’s annual lists, but who usually makes the cut?
Unsurprisingly, technology companies like Google feature prominently, with Silicon Valley certainly ahead of the curve when it comes to employee perks, which is essential in a highly competitive jobs market there. Google was top of the pile for four years in a row, but has since fallen off the chart altogether, replaced in first place by Salesforce and most recently Cisco. McDonalds, meanwhile, may have fallen from 8th to 23rd between 2011 and 2019, but at least it’s still up there, no matter what perceptions people might have about working there.
So if you’re thinking about making a move soon, why not check out which companies are the best to work for and see if any of them are hiring?
The road to becoming ‘the best workplace in the world’ isn’t always a smooth one – with countless casualties and newcomers over the last decade.
Nevertheless, these top-ranked companies are the bar-setters when it comes to enviable office perks, employee satisfaction, healthy company culture and diversity & inclusion.
Using Great Place to Work’s annual list, this graphic charts the world’s top 25 companies to work for from 2011-2019.