25 Companies With The Best Pay and Benefits

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Getty ImagesCostco, the only retailer to make the list, is known for having better pay and benefits than its competitors.

Glassdoor.com has just released its report on the companies with the best compensation and benefits, drawing on its vast supply of employee data to create a definitive list of some of the best places to work today.

The tech sector dominates the list, with Google grabbing the top spot while Adobe and Facebook land in the top five. Maybe it has something to do with those free lunches we keep hearing about (although the IRS may soon put a stop to that).

Slightly more surprising is the presence of Costco, which ranked number two overall despite being the only retailer on the list. The wholesaler has made a name for itself as the "anti-Walmart," rejecting the notion that large-scale retailers have to skimp on salaries and benefits in order to remain competitive.

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In addition to compensation, the survey evaluated subsidized healthcare plans, 401(k), holiday pay, and flexible schedules, as well as less typical perks like free food, transportation, and in-house laundry services. Click through the slideshow below to check out the complete list.

Top 25 Companies For Compensation & Benefits 2014
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25 Companies With The Best Pay and Benefits

Comp & Benefits rating: 3.9

Employee feedback: “Great benefits, employee engagement, potential for growth.” – eBay Fraud Agent (Draper, UT)

Comp & Benefits rating: 3.9

Employee feedback: “UP cares about their employees through competitive salaries, reviews each 6 mo with potential for raises, excellent benefits, PENSION (for non-union jobs), and training and development opportunities.” – Union Pacific Employee

Comp & Benefits rating: 4.0

Employee feedback: "Awesome benefits, competitive salary, options for relocation, advancement opportunities.” - P&G Supply Planner (Cincinnati, OH)

Comp & Benefits rating: 4.0

Employee feedback: “Flex time, ability to work from home as needed, internal employee events, salary and benefits, employees who care about their jobs.” – Orbitz Employee (Chicago, IL)

Comp & Benefits rating: 4.0

Employee feedback: “Great company to begin career. Flexible work schedules, educational reimbursement, great benefits for individuals and family.” – Southern California Edison Marketing Analyst (Rosemead, CA)

Comp & Benefits rating: 4.0

Employee feedback: “Great benefits and surroundings along with the gym, clinic, cafeteria, and day care.” – Pfizer Technical Specialist (New York, NY)

Comp & Benefits rating: 4.0

Employee feedback: “Amgen's known for their generous bonuses and European-style paid time off, matching 401k, and awesome gym.” – Amgen Project Manager (Thousand Oaks, CA)

Comp & Benefits rating: 4.0

Employee feedback: “Benefits are great. You get a great sense of security at Microsoft.” – Microsoft Marketing Manager (Seattle, WA)

Comp & Benefits rating: 4.0

Employee feedback: “Time off, pay incentives, discounts on plan, health care, etc. you get paid a good salary and can maintain a work life balance.” – T-Mobile Retail Store Manager (Minneapolis, MN)

Comp & Benefits rating: 4.0

Employee feedback: “GREAT Benefits, It seems that every time I turn around, they improve benefits and add something else. Flexible work schedule, and working from home is great.” – VMware Technical Consultant (Phila, PA)

Comp & Benefits rating: 4.0

Employee feedback: “Good benefits, excellent 401k options, flexible hours.” – Verizon Member of Technical Staff IV (Bedminster, NJ)

Comp & Benefits rating: 4.0

Employee feedback: “Overall company culture of excitement and pride for solutions. Good pay and benefits are very cost competitive.” – Riverbed Technology Marketing Manager

Comp & Benefits rating: 4.0

Employee feedback: “Great benefits, ESPP, bi-annual merit increases and bonuses and onsite gym, health care facility, and cafeteria.” – Qualcomm Accountant (San Diego, CA)

Comp & Benefits rating: 4.0

Employee feedback: “Great benefits and vacation time. Kaiser Permanente treats its people well.” – Kaiser Managerial Consultant (Oakland, CA)

Comp & Benefits rating: 4.0

Employee feedback: “Great amenities - shuttles around the campus, buses that will pick you up around the bay area, relaxation rooms, free beverages, on-site dental, haircuts, exercise facilities, etc.” – Genentech Support Technician (South San Francisco, CA)

Comp & Benefits rating: 4.1

Employee feedback: “The benefits are wonderful! Monsanto really cares about the safety and well-being of its employees by offering courses and resources for employees to access.” – Monsanto Legal Employee (Saint Louis, MO)

Comp & Benefits rating: 4.1

Employee feedback: “Amazing culture and very upbeat atmosphere. Great perks including stocked kitchens with food & drink, gym reimbursement, career advancement and trips to Hawaii!” – Salesforce Account Executive (Chicago, IL)

Comp & Benefits rating: 4.1

Employee feedback: “People are genuine, good pay relative to other industries, friendly work environment, 9/80 work schedule, and global employment opportunities increase pay substantially.” – Chevron Facilities Engineer (Houston, TX)

Comp & Benefits rating: 4.2

Employee feedback: “Excellent benefits, great people, innovative ideas and technologies, great campus, many perks available to employees on campus, excellent bonuses for employees.” – USAA Manager (San Antonio, TX)

Comp & Benefits rating: 4.2

Employee feedback: “A very caring company that pays well and offers fantastic ‘total rewards’ including fitness reimbursement, heavily discounted healthy lunches, and generous bonus packages.”Intuit Finance Employee (Mountain View CA)

Comp & Benefits rating: 4.2

Employee feedback: “The benefits are very good - health insurance is obviously a huge win here. The pay is very competitive, and they offer many other (and great) benefit options.”Epic Project Manager (Madison, WI)

“Relaxed atmosphere, your own office, beautiful campus, amazing food, great benefits, fun coworkers, great weather, easy commute.” – Epic Software Developer (Verona, WI)

Comp & Benefits rating: 4.2

Employee feedback: “Strong rewards: pay is equitable if not better than peer companies. ESPP, in particular, is ridiculously good. Health care is similar to most high tech companies but they do offer pet insurance which is somewhat unique.”Adobe Senior Program Manager (Seattle, WA)

“The facilities are great with plenty of amenities. Most have work out facilities as well as locations to unwind and relax. The benefits package is also top notch.” – Adobe Network Engineer (Lehi, UT)

Comp & Benefits rating: 4.3

Employee feedback: “Excellent benefits and employee perks - onsite healthcare, chiropractor, acupuncture, gym and many others I haven't tried out yet.” Facebook Program Manager (Menlo Park, CA)

“Great pay, stocks and bonuses. Amazing perks! Lots of food choices, great campus, regular team happy hours with great food, and the list goes on and on.” – Facebook Software Engineer (Palo Alto, CA)

Comp & Benefits rating: 4.4

Employee feedback: “Benefits are great with medical, dental, sick pay, bonuses for hourly, and vacation time. Raises are based on hours worked and starting pay is competitive.” – Costco Area Manager (Orem, UT)

“Good pay and benefits. Good vacation time and personal days. Twice a year bonuses after you hit top pay.” – Costco Forklift Driver (Victorville, CA)

Comp & Benefits rating: 4.4

Employee feedback: “The company really takes care of us professionally and personally. The benefits are incredibly high. My team has been on offsites to Tahoe, Vegas, and Hawaii in the last year. The company creates an environment where you don't really want to leave campus.” – Google Senior Software Engineer (Mountain View, CA)

“Excellent perks: free food, massages, flexible work schedule, wifi supported commute.” – Google Administrative Assistant (Mountain View, CA)

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