America’s Happiest Employees Work at These 25 Companies

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Though the traditional saying is “Do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life,” another equally valid bit of advice is to work for a wonderful company and you’ll probably love your job, even if it isn’t necessarily your passion.

To discover just which companies are indeed wonderful employers, Comparably, a website that collects data about workplace cultures and compensation, analyzed anonymous data from millions of people across the country and came up with a list of 25 companies with the happiest employees. The survey covered topics including compensation, work-life balance, perks and benefits, and overall culture through questions like “On a scale of one to 10, how likely are you to recommend your company to a friend?” and “Are you proud to be a part of your company?”

The list below includes companies with more than 500 employees, at least 75 of whom participated in the survey. Though recognizable corporations like LinkedIn, Microsoft, and Google all ranked within the top 25, the top spot was taken by Zoom Video Communications, a California-based tech company that provides video and audio conferencing services to other businesses. And it appears that Costco employees, regardless of what might go on behind the scenes, are happy enough overall to rank third.

While sunny California boasts an impressive nine companies on this list, the hustle and bustle of New York seems to do little for employees’ happiness—UiPath, a software company that specializes in robotics, was the only New York-based company to rank at all.

You can peruse the full list below, and find out more about Comparably’s research methodology here.

  1. Zoom Video Communications (San Jose, CA)

  1. LinkedIn (Sunnyvale, CA)

  1. Costco (Issaquah, WA)

  1. HubSpot (Cambridge, MA)

  1. Microsoft (Redmond, WA)

  1. UiPath (New York, NY)

  1. Workfront (Lehi, UT)

  1. H-E-B (San Antonio, TX)

  1. Insight Global (Atlanta, GA)

  1. T-Mobile (Bellevue, WA)

  1. Wells Fargo (San Francisco, CA)

  1. Dynatrace (Waltham, MA)

  1. Quatrics (Provo, UT)

  1. Google (Mountain View, CA)

  1. Trimble (Sunnyvale, CA)

  1. Southwest Airlines (Dallas, TX)

  1. Smile Brands (Irvine, CA)

  1. Northside Hospital (Atlanta, GA)

  1. Intuit (Mountain View, CA)

  1. Sunrun (San Francisco, CA)

  1. LogMeIn (Boston, MA)

  1. Stanley Black & Decker (New Britain, CT)

  1. Phenom People (Ambler, PA)

  1. ADP (Roseland, NJ)

  1. Salesforce (San Francisco, CA)

Though we don’t have the data on how often those companies allow their employees to work remotely, studies show that is one perk that does make people happier—and more productive.

[h/t Comparably]