Glassdoor's Best Employer List

Glassdoor is now in the game of ranking companies to work for, using employee data to determine the top 25. The website asks employees to complete anonymous online surveys about career advancement, compensation, benefits, and work/life balance.

Bain tops the list of the "Employees' Choice Awards" as the best company to work for in 2014, followed by Twitter, LinkedIn, Eastman Chemical, and Facebook. It's interesting that three of the top 5 are social media sites, and Twitter's ranking can only help the new stock. Facebook, however, dropped from first place last year to fifth.

On the rest of the list, we see some old favorites from Fortune's Best Companies to Work For, such as Wegman's and Google, which are both in the Fortune top five.

But the companies don't match entirely. Three of Fortune's top five-SAS, CHG Healthcare Services, and The Boston Consulting Group-are missing entirely from Glassdoor's top 50.

Discussion Starters: 

  • What could explain the difference in Fortune's and Glassdoor's lists?
  • Why do you think Facebook dropped from 1 to 5?
  • What surprises you about the Glassdoor company list? Do you see companies that you wouldn't expect on the list, and which are missing?