The Best Places To Work In America

According to Glassdoor.com, the happiest employees on Earth work at Facebook.

For the second time in three years, Facebook has come out on top, with a 4.7 rating on a scale of one to five, meaning workers are generally "very satisfied."

Glassdoor came up with this year's list after combing through nearly a half million anonymous employee reviews of companies on its website (or alleged employees, as Glassdoor works on the honor system).

Facebook workers praised the company for its fun culture, and they clearly trust founder Mark Zuckerberg. One project manager wrote about enjoying the "ability to work on a product that affects hundreds of millions of people," and "employees are given large responsibilities relatively early in their careers."

 

Coming in second for The Best Place to Work in 2013 is McKinsey & Co., followed by Riverbed Technology, Bain & Co. (falling from #1 last year) and MD Anderson Cancer Center. Both Riverbed and MD Anderson are new to the list, as is In-N-Out Burger, which debuted at #9 with a 4.2 rating.

At the very bottom of the top 50 list is Starbucks, with a 3.8 rating, still well into satisfied territory. However, last year Starbucks ranked #34, a space now taken over by Apple, which has tumbled 24 spots from 10th place in a single year.

 

NOTES:

There are some traditional American industries that were ranked well by workers. Companies which have made the list since it started in 2009 include Chevron (#13) and General Mills (#35). Who knew working for Big Oil and Big Food could be Big Fun? Glassdoor cites the work/life balance benefits at both companies, even if shares of both have underperformed the market this year.