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Glassdoor announces employees' choice awards for 50 best places to work for 2013

Facebook Reclaims Lead As Top Employer, 3-Time Award Winner

SAUSALITO, Calif. – (December 12, 2012) ­– Glassdoor, a jobs and career community, has announced the winners of the fifth annual Employees’ Choice Awards, a list of the 50 Best Places to Work for 2013. The Employees’ Choice Awards rely solely on the input of employees who elect to provide feedback on their job, work environment and company, via Glassdoor’s anonymous online company review survey. The top five Best Places to Work for 2013 are: Facebook, McKinsey & Company, Riverbed Technology, Bain & Company, and MD Anderson Cancer Center.

“The Employees’ Choice Awards are one of the highest honors a company can receive, as it is an authentic and tangible reflection of employee satisfaction,” said Robert Hohman, Glassdoor CEO and co-founder. “Due to greater workplace transparency, information about what it’s like to work at particular companies is becoming increasingly influential as job seekers and employees consider their next career move.”

Facebook was ranked as the top rated employer for a second year. The social network giant received the highest rating in the 2011 Employees’ Choice Awards and was among the top three in the 2012 awards. Employees commented favorably about the opportunity to impact a billion people, the company’s continued commitment to its hacker culture, trust in CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and the great perks and benefits that help employees balance their work with their personal lives.

“We’re honored to receive this award from Glassdoor,” said Lori Goler, Facebook’s vice president of people and recruiting. “We strive to make Facebook a place where everyone is able to have an impact doing what they love. Receiving this award is a testament to the culture of builders we’ve worked hard to create.”

While Facebook made the list the past three years, there are 10 companies that have been recognized as a Best Place to Work since the awards debuted in 2009. Companies to win all five years include: Apple, Bain & Company, CareerBuilder, Chevron, General Mills, Google, McKinsey & Company, MITRE, National Instruments, and QUALCOMM. There are 21 companies that are first-time recipients of the Employees’ Choice Award including: In-N-Out Burger, Workday, JetBlue, MasterCard, and IKEA.

Nearly half a million company reviews were submitted to Glassdoor during the past 12 months, which help put their employers in the running for this award. The Glassdoor company review survey asks employees to rate their satisfaction with the company overall and key workplace factors, such as career opportunities, compensation and benefits, work/life balance, senior management, as well as culture and values. The list was compiled using Glassdoor’s proprietary algorithm and the overall ranking determined using each company’s overall Glassdoor rating. For the purposes of this list, the overall company rating is the cumulative average rating from US-based employees who participated in the survey between November 24, 2011 and November 13, 2012.

The complete list of the Glassdoor 2013 top 50 Best Places to Work is here.

For more information about the awards, including employee commentary for all companies from the past year, visit Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work page. A complete copy of the Glassdoor survey along with information about the Best Places to Work methodology may be requested via email to: pr [at] Glassdoor [dot] com. To receive regular updates and other jobs and company reports, visit the Glassdoor Blog, and follow Glassdoor on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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