The best places to work in 2022, ranked – CBS News

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By Caitlin Morton
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COVID-19 has shaken the economy and changed priorities for American workers. But some employers are keeping up with those shifting demands… and drawing recognition for their efforts.
Glassdoor has compiled a list of the best companies to work for in 2022, tapping survey data from more than 100 million employee reviews. To create the list, analysts looked at nine workplace attributes, including career opportunities, compensation, benefits, culture, diversity and work-life balance.
Overall, tech companies (including big names like Microsoft and Google) are enjoying the big wins this year, thanks to flexible work environments, better pay and gold-plated benefits. But Glassdoor’s final list includes a range of industries, including real estate, health care, retail, finance and more.
Read on for a countdown of the best companies to work for in the United States in 2022.
Headquarters: Rosemead, California
Industry: Energy
Company rating: 4.3 (out of 5)
This company (a subsidiary of Edison International) supplies energy for parts of California.
“Very understanding when it came to taking time off for school priorities,” one intern said in a company review.
Headquarters: Memphis, Tennessee
Industry: Health care
Company rating: 4.3
St. Jude employees are pleased with the company’s diversity, benefits and world-renowned research facilities.
Headquarters: Houston, Texas
Industry: Health care
Company rating: 4.3
“Cannot say enough good things about Houston Methodist,” says one employee of this Texas hospital. “Great place to work!”
Headquarters: Menlo Park, California
Industry: Technology
Company rating: 4.3
The company formerly known as Facebook has continued to keep employees happy this past year. 
“I never get bored,” says one reviewer. “We’re working on solving issues that impact billions of people throughout the worl, and it’s never a dull moment.”
Headquarters: Kenilworth, New Jersey
Industry: Pharmaceuticals
Company rating: 4.3
Merck delivers medicines and vaccines across the globe—a service that has definitely been top of mind during the pandemic.
Headquarters: Santa Barbara, California
Industry: Technology
Company rating: 4.3
AppFolio creates cloud-based software for businesses. CEO Jason Randall was also named one of Glassdoor’s top CEOs, with a current approval rating of 95% from employees.
Headquarters: Santa Clara, California
Industry: Banking
Company rating: 4.3
Founded in 1983, Silicon Valley Bank provides banking services to companies of all sizes.
“SVB’s dedication to its employees was made clear throughout the pandemic via swift and significant support both financially and otherwise,” writes one employee on Glassdoor.
Headquarters: San Francisco, California
Industry: Technology
Company rating: 4.3
“Zendesk says it values empathy and delivers,” says one employee of this customer service software company.
Headquarters: Walldorf, Germany
Industry: Technology
Company rating: 4.3
This software company specializes in cloud services and IT solutions. Aside from calling out the great benefits, one employee claims SAP “put employees first during the pandemic.”
Headquarters: Raleigh, North Carolina
Industry: Technology
Company rating: 4.3
According to one employee, this software company offers great perks, such as “affordable insurance options, paid parental leave, flexible WFH options, bonuses paid quarterly and tuition reimbursement.”
Headquarters: Emeryville, California
Industry: Technology
Company rating: 4.4
Tanium is a cybersecurity company founded in 2007. 
“Leadership makes it known that they value all of their employees and truly care about each and every one, which is also displayed with their compensation/benefits package,” writes one recent hire.
Headquarters: Irvine, California
Industry: Restaurants
Company rating: 4.4
In-N-Out doesn’t just serve delicious burgers—it also provides employees with flexible schedules, good pay and ample room for growth within the company.
Headquarters: San Jose, California
Industry: Technology
Company rating: 4.4
This cloud-based security company continues to impress employees with its “unparalleled technology” and “amazing top-tier talent.”
Headquarters: Livermore, California
Industry: Defense
Company rating: 4.4
According to one employee, “[This] lab does a great job offering work-life balance, flexibility and employee resources that go above and beyond.”
Headquarters: San Francisco, California
Industry: Technology
Company rating: 4.4
This digital payments company “cares about its employees’ well-being,” writes one employee, citing “mental health days, PTO and the ability to work remotely.”
Headquarters: Plano, Texas
Industry: Manufacturing
Company rating: 4.4
Hilti North America provides tools and software for the construction industry. The company employees about 30,000 people in more than 120 countries, and “great culture” is mentioned in 77 Glassdoor reviews.
Headquarters: McLean, Virginia
Industry: Consulting
Company rating: 4.4
Booz Allen is a management consulting company that covers AI, cybersecurity, engineering and more. One employee says the company is “not as competitive on pay and bonus structure” but is still worth working for thanks to “amazing work-life balance and paid parental leave.”
Headquarters: San Antonio, Texas
Industry: Grocery stores
Company rating: 4.4
One employee raves about “good pay, growth opportunities, schedule flexibility and bonus pay” at this Texas grocery chain.
Headquarters: Monrovia, California
Industry: Grocery stores
Company rating: 4.4
Trader Joe’s has more than 500 grocery stores in 42 states, yet retains its “small company feel with big company benefits.”
Headquarters: Los Angeles, California
Industry: Finance
Company rating: 4.4
“Great benefits” are mentioned in 205 Glassdoor reviews.
Headquarters: Dallas, Texas
Industry: Travel and tourism
Company rating: 4.4
Despite another tumultuous year for air travel, Southwest Airlines earns top marks for its “wonderful people, amazing diverse culture, excellent health benefits and travel perks,” as one employee put it.
Headquarters: Sunnyvale, California
Industry: Manufacturing
Company rating: 4.4
This company makes machines specializing in robotic-assisted, minimally invasive surgery.
“You have the opportunity to learn a ton and make a difference,” says one employee.
Headquarters: Redmond, Washington
Industry: Technology
Company rating: 4.4
Aside from being one of the most famous tech companies on the planet, Microsoft offers “good work-life balance” and “flexible work set-ups.”
Headquarters: San Francisco, California
Industry: Technology
Company rating: 4.4
DocuSign’s app, which lets you sign contracts and other documents digitally, has seen high usage during the pandemic.
Little surprise, then, that employees mention the company’s “excellent support throughout COVID-19.”
Headquarters: Salt Lake City, Utah
Industry: Religion
Company rating: 4.4
“I’ve never worked with nicer people,” writes one employee of the Mormon institution. “Also, I love having a cafeteria with healthy options in the office.”
Headquarters: Brookfield, Wisconsin
Industry: Manufacturing
Company rating: 4.4
Founded in 1924, this Wisconsin-based business develops and manufactures power tools. One employee notes the company’s “great opportunities for advancement” and “wonderful employee-recognition program.”
Headquarters: Sandy, Utah
Industry: Finance
Company rating: 4.4
Mountain America is a member-owned financial institution based in Utah. “Great benefits” and “good work-life balance” are mentioned in dozens of employee reviews.
Headquarters: Santa Clara, California
Industry: Technology
Company rating: 4.4
“They push you to exceed and care about you all at the same time,” says one employee of this software company. “Not to mention, the company is so innovative… love it.”
Headquarters: Natick, Massachusetts
Industry: Technology
Company rating: 4.4
This privately held company specializes in math software, which is often used in robot research. The CEO, Jack Little, has a 97% approval rating on Glassdoor.
Headquarters: San Rafael, California
Industry: Technology
Company rating: 4.4
Autodesk makes software used in engineering, construction, product design, manufacturing, media and entertainment. Andrew Anagnost is mentioned frequently in employee reviews, with 94% of workers saying they approve of their CEO. 
Headquarters: Irvine, California
Industry: Manufacturing
Company rating: 4.4
Rivian is an electric vehicle automaker founded in 2009. Despite working long hours, one employee says, “You get to feel really connected to the product and also be able to talk to management at all levels.”
Headquarters: Sunnyvale, California
Industry: Technology
Company rating: 4.4
“LinkedIn has transparent leadership, great benefits, a flexible workplace and a strong emphasis on diversity, inclusion and belonging,” writes an employee.
Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia
Industry: Travel and tourism
Company rating: 4.4
Delta employees are impressed by the company’s “flexible schedule, great benefits and amazing lifestyle.”
Headquarters: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Industry: Technology
Company rating: 4.4
Akamai is a cybersecurity and cloud-services company based in Massachusetts. Employees give it high marks for its “great environment” and “opportunities to grow.”
Headquarters: San Jose, California
Industry: Technology
Company rating: 4.4
This software company “puts employees and customers first,” says one happy worker. “I’m proud to be a part of the organization.”
Headquarters: Laurel, Maryland
Industry: Aerospace, defense
Company rating: 4.4
“The benefits and work-life balance cannot be beat anywhere else,” writes an employee in a review of this research lab. “The work is really interesting, meaningful and fulfilling.”
Headquarters: San Francisco, California
Industry: Technology
Company rating: 4.4
The company makes programmable tools to support all kinds of business communication, including phone calls and text messages.
 “Twilio offers great benefits and offers many positions for growth,” says an employee.
Headquarters: San Ramon, California
Industry: Technology
Company rating: 4.5
Founded in 2001, Five9 provides businesses with cloud software. In their review, one employee mentions “transparent management, clear communications, stellar colleagues [and] cutting-edge projects.”
Headquarters: Pasadena, California
Industry: Research & development
Company rating: 4.5
This federally funded lab specializes in space-worthy robotics and press-friendly missions to Earth’s orbit. Many employees mention the company’s diversity and inclusion efforts.
Headquarters: Miami, Florida
Industry: Travel and tourism
Company rating: 4.5
“I love working for Royal Caribbean,” says one employee, thanks to “amazing culture, friends for life and free traveling while you earn money.”
Headquarters: San Francisco, California
Industry: Technology
Company rating: 4.5
Salesforce is a cloud software company. It has landed on Glassdoor’s annual Best Places to Work list 12 times in the past 14 years.
Headquarters: Vancouver, Canada
Industry: Retail
Company rating: 4.5
This trendy retailer of athletic apparel earns high marks among employees for excellent benefits, including “health care, investment options and money to work out each month.”
Headquarters: Columbia, Missouri
Industry: Finance
Company rating: 4.5
Veterans United Home Loans is the nation’s largest VA lender, serving veterans and military families. 
One employee has this to say: “VU’s values are truly shown in the day-to-day environment amongst all of the employees, and it’s very nice to go to work every day knowing that those values will be shown throughout everything you’re doing.”
Headquarters: Mountain View, California
Industry: Technology
Company rating: 4.5
Google needs no introduction. “All the good things people say are true—great culture, great pay and benefits, fun projects, awesome offices,” says an employee.
Headquarters: Boston, Massachusetts
Industry: Consulting
Company rating: 4.5
“There is no better place to start your career,” says one employee of this management consulting firm. “Great trajectory. Tons of training. Breadth of experience. Secondments. Grad school sponsorship. Amazing.”
Headquarters: Redwood City, California
Industry: Technology
Company Rating: 4.6
Box makes software for cloud content management. Employees are particular fans of the “excellent CEO” who “has a great focus on culture and people.”
Headquarters: Bellingham, Washington
Industry: Real estate
Company rating: 4.6
eXp Realty is a fast-growing real estate company with more than 72,000 agents around the globe. “All agents and employees are given white-glove service!” one employee raves. “We are truly cared about!”
Headquarters: Boston, Massachusetts
Industry: Consulting
Company rating: 4.6
Bain & Company is a global consulting firm with offices in 63 cities worldwide. One employee attributes the firm’s high rating to “great people, supportive culture with lots of resources to help you develop, high-performing teams and a culture of success.”
Headquarters: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Industry: Technology
Company rating: 4.6
Founded in 2006, HubSpot is a fast-growing sales, marketing and customer service software company. 
“The company works remarkably hard to create an inclusive community where every single person is able to bring their best, whole self to work,” says an employee on Glassdoor.
Headquarters: Santa Clara, California
Industry: Technology
Company rating: 4.6
NVIDIA is best known for its work in graphics and video games. “The work is challenging and meaningful,” says one employee. “Compensation and benefits are great, and I love my coworkers.”
First published on May 20, 2022 / 7:34 AM
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