Genentech (XL), Fairmont Hotels & Resorts (L), Optimizely (M), PernixData (S), and InfoObjects (XS) topped the 11th annual Best Places to Work in the Bay Area awards presented by the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal.
The annual list was based on employee surveys that measure worker satisfaction across several areas, including personal growth, workplace environment, and managerial effectiveness.
The Best Places to Work in the Bay Area were ranked in five categories based on company size measured in numbers of employees: extra-large (XL), large (L), mid-sized (M), small (S), and extra-small (XS).
The top ten extra-large companies (XL) with 1,501 or more employees: Genentech, Intuit, Comcast Cable, EMC Corporation, Kaiser Permanente, Accenture, Wells Fargo, Electronic Arts, Union Bank, and Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc.
The top ten large companies (L) with 501 to 1,500 employees: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Workday Inc., Klimton Hotels & Restaurants, Stryker, Jones Lang LaSalle, Fenwick & West LLP, Hyatt Hotels of San Francisco, Prometheus Real Estate Group, Inc., Westin St. Francis, and Episcopal Senior Communities.
The top ten mid-sized companies (M) with 101 to 500 employees: Optimizely, Pure Storage, Tagged, Lumos Labs, Birst, Blach Construction Company, Freedom Financial Network, Bradley Real Estate, Heffernan Insurance Brokers, and SOAProjects, Inc.
The top ten small-sized companies (S) with 51 to 100 employees: PernixData, MyFitnessPal, Innotas, ePrime, Inc., AppleOne Employment Services, Guidespark Inc., Sequoia, Bill.com, Galileo, and Alzheimer's Association.
The top ten extra small-sized companies (XS) with 25 to 50 employees: InfoObjects, SD Mayer & Associates, LLP, Prolinx Services, Inc., Paxata, Private Ocean, Simplion Technologies, Betts Recruiting, Cresa San Francisco | Cresa East Bay, Piston Cloud, and UberConference.
To see a complete list of the 2014 Best Places to Work in the Bay Area, visit: http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/feature/best-places-to-work-2014/.