Glassdoor reveals top 25 companies for work-life balance (infographic)

10 Aug 2012

Want a healthy work-life balance? Then consider a career with MITRE, North Highland, Agilent Technologies, SAS Institute or CareerBuilder, online social jobs and career community Glassdoor has revealed in its second annual report based on employee feedback.

Glassdoor’s list of top companies for work-life balance is based on the response of 385,000 employees in an online company review survey.

Three of the top 5 companies on the list – SAS Institute, CareerBuilder, and Agilent Technologies – are technology companies, with a total of 12 tech-focused firms on the list.

“In today’s highly connected world, striving for work-life balance can feel virtually impossible given greater access to our jobs around the clock,” said Rusty Rueff, Glassdoor career and workplace expert.

“Companies that make sincere efforts to recognise employees’ lives outside of the office will often see the payoff when it comes to recruiting and retaining top talent.”

MITRE and North Highland received the highest work-life balance rating (4.5 on a 5-point scale) from its employees over the past year. MITRE employees cited the high value the company places on work-life balance as demonstrated through flexible schedules, generous paid time off and other perks, such as an on-site gym and cafeteria.

North Highland employees spoke of the company’s family-friendly work environment.

This is also the second year that MITRE, Agilent Technologies, SAS Institute, and six other companies, have made Glassdoor’s Top 25 Companies for Work-Life Balance list. The other six companies include National Instruments, FactSet, United Space Alliance, Susquehanna International Group, Slalom Consulting and Morningstar.


Tina Costanza
By Tina Costanza

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic. She came to Ireland from Canada, where she had held senior editorial positions at daily newspapers in Ottawa and Toronto. When she wasn’t saving dangling participles, she was training for 10K races or satisfying a craving for scones.

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