Employees name the 20 best companies to work for in 2018

Facebook executives may be hitting “like” on this story. The social-media site has been named the best place to work among U.S. large employers, with the ranking based entirely on employee feedback.

The company is No. 1 on Glassdoor’s 2018 Best Places to Work list of U.S. companies with more than 1,000 workers. In the 10 years Glassdoor has been compiling this list, Facebook has made the list eight times and earned the No. 1 spot three times.

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook chief operating officer, notes the company’s employee-friendly policies, telling Glassdoor:

“We believe that the 21st century needs 21st-century workplace policies, and that we have a responsibility to do that. Everything from maternity and paternity leave to really being there for people when times are hardest and offering bereavement leave.”

Facebook’s own CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, is out on paternity leave for all of December. Employees at his company are entitled to four months of paid parental leave.

Other noteworthy Facebook employee perks include:

  • Free meals and snacks
  • On-site health and dental centers
  • Laundry services

Silverline Systems, the No. 1 company on Glassdoor’s 2018 Best Places to Work list for small and medium U.S. employers, also offers some rare perks. 

Employee benefits at Silverline, a tech company serving businesses, include:

  • Unlimited vacation
  • Flexible work options
  • Education reimbursement programs
  • Learning & development programs

If you’re feeling a little envious right now, check out “7 Ways to Get the Job With the Best Benefits.” 

RELATED: Check out the companies that produce the most profit per employee: 

20 companies that create the most profit per employee
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20 companies that create the most profit per employee

#20: Industrial Bank
Country: China
Profit: $8.1M
Employees: 56,236
Profit per employee: $144,141

#19: Cisco Systems
Country: U.S.
Profit: $10.7M
Employees: 73,700
Profit per employee: $145,712
#18: Microsoft
Country: U.S.
Profit: $16.8M
Employees: 114,000
Profit per employee: $147,351
#17: Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Country: Australia
Profit: $6.7M
Employees: 45,129
Profit per employee: $148,749
#16: Shanghai Pudong Development Bank
Country: China
Profit: $8M
Employees: 52,832
Profit per employee: $151,287
#15: Westpac Banking
Country: Australia
Profit: $5.5M
Employees: 35,280
Profit per employee: $155,244
#14: Tencent Holdings
Country: China
Profit: $6.2M
Employees: 38,775
Profit per employee: $159,533
#13: Qualcomm
Country: U.S.
Profit: $5.7M
Employees: 30,500
Profit per employee: $187,049
#12: SoftBank Group
Country: Japan
Profit: $13.2M
Employees: 68,402
Profit per employee: $192,442
#11: AbbVie
Country: U.S.
Profit: $6M
Employees: 30,000
Profit per employee: $198,433
#10: Goldman Sachs Group
Country: U.S.
Profit: $7.4M
Employees: 34,400
Profit per employee: $215,058
#9: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing
Country: Taiwan
Profit: $10.3M
Employees: 46,968
Profit per employee: $218,951
#8: Alphabet
Country: U.S.
Profit: $19.5M
Employees: 72,053
Profit per employee: $270,329
#7: Apple
Country: U.S.
Profit: $45.7M
Employees: 116,000
Profit per employee: $393,853
#6: Amgen
Country: U.S.
Profit: $7.7M
Employees: 19,200
Profit per employee: $402,188
#5: National Grid
Country: U.K.
Profit: $10.2M
Employees: 22,132
Profit per employee: $458,639
#4: Facebook
Country: U.S.
Profit: $10.2M
Employees: 17,048
Profit per employee: $599,308
#3: Freddie Mac
Country: U.S.
Profit: $7.8M
Employees: 5,982
Profit per employee: $1,306,419
#2: Gilead Sciences
Country: U.S.
Profit: $13.5M
Employees: 9,000
Profit per employee: $1,500,111
#1: Fannie Mae
Country: U.S.
Profit: $12.3M
Employees: 7,000
Profit per employee: $1,759,000


While tech companies are prominent on Glassdoor’s lists, a wide variety of companies were included. They include grocery stores, fast-food chains, airlines, religious and health-care organizations, and pharmaceutical and financial companies.

The top 10 companies on the list of large employers are:

  1. Facebook
  2. Bain & Co.
  3. Boston Consulting Group
  4. In-N-Out Burger
  5. Google
  6. Lululemon Athletica
  7. HubSpot
  8. World Wide Technology
  9. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  10. Ultimate Software

The top 10 companies on the list of small and medium employers are:

  1. Silverline Solutions
  2. New Home Star
  3. Next Century
  4. Acceleration Partners
  5. Zoom Video Communications
  6. OppLoans
  7. Glint
  8. Life.Church
  9. CB Insights
  10. CarShield

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