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Glassdoor Ranks Top Companies for Work-Life Balance

MITRE and North Highland received the highest work-life balance rating from their employees.

August 17, 2012
Related Topics: Flexible Work, Strategy and Management
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Sausalito, Calif. — Aug. 10

In spite of the state of today’s economy, many companies continue to invest in the healthy and balanced lifestyle of their employees. Glassdoor, a social jobs and career community, revealed its Top 25 Companies for Work-Life Balance, recognizing companies that offer the best balance between work and personal life. The second annual report is based on feedback shared by employees within the past year. The top five companies are MITRE, North Highland, Agilent Technologies, SAS Institute and CareerBuilder.

“In today’s highly connected world, striving for work-life balance can feel virtually impossible given greater access to our jobs around the clock,” said Rusty Rueff, Glassdoor career and workplace expert, who ran global HR departments at Electronic Arts and PepsiCo before co-authoring Talent Force: A New Manifesto for the Human Side of Business. “Companies that make sincere efforts to recognize employees’ lives outside of the office will often see the payoff when it comes to recruiting and retaining top talent.”

MITRE and North Highland received the highest work-life balance rating (4.5 on a 5-point scale) from their employees during the past year. MITRE employees comment on the high value the company places on work-life balance as shown through flexible schedules, generous paid time off and other perks such as an on-site cafeteria and gym. North Highland employees speak to the company’s family-friendly work environment. This is also the second year that MITRE as well as eight other companies made the list. Other companies making this list again include Agilent Technologies, SAS Institute, National Instruments, FactSet, United Space Alliance, Susquehanna International Group, Slalom Consulting and Morningstar.


Glassdoor’s complete list is below:

1. MITRE
2. North Highland
3. Agilent Technologies
4. SAS Institute
5. CareerBuilder
6. REI
7. National Instruments
8. LinkedIn
9. FactSet
10. United Space Alliance
11. Rackspace
12. Orbitz Worldwide
13. Novell
14. Susquehanna International Group
15. Slalom Consulting
16. Discover
17. Morningstar
18. Wayfair
19. Citrix Systems
20. Hitachi Data Systems
21. Southern California Edison
22. Bain & Co.
23. NAVTEQ
24. W.L. Gore
25. Fluor

Glassdoor’s list relies solely on the input of employees who elected to participate in an online company review survey. The survey gathers employee feedback on some of the best reasons to work for their employer, some of the downsides, and encourages employees to provide “advice to senior management.” In addition, employees are asked to rate how satisfied they are with their employer overall, how well they feel their CEO is leading the company, as well as key workplace attributes such as career opportunities, compensation and benefits, culture and values, and work-life balance.

Source: Glassdoor.com

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