Top 50 companies that employees love

If you’ve looked for a job in the last couple of years, the chances are you that came across This website allows company employees to review and rate their companies as well as provide information about the hiring process. Each year Glassdoor publishes a list of the top 50 companies that employees love. A happy and highly motivated workforce is a great intangible asset that won’t show up on the balance sheet. I was curious to see if I owned any of the top 50 in my Portfolio and how many of them are dividend paying champions.

The full report can be found at Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards 2014.

I’m showing the list in reverse order and have added dividend information from

Position Company Name Symbol Yield Dividend Growth Years
50 Salesforce CRM
49 Ebay EBAY
48 Stryker SYK 1.52 3
47 Texas Roadhouse TXRH 2.37 3
46 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Non-Profit
45 Texas Instruments TXN 2.52 10
44 NBC Universal CMCSA 1.65 3
43 Chick-fil-A Private
42 Disney DIS 0.96 3
41 NetApp NTAP 1.60 0
40 Wegmans Private
39 Starbucks SBUX 1.35 3
38 Citrix CTXS
37 CareerBuilder Private
36 FedEx FDX 0.54 4
35 Apple AAPL 1.92 1
34 Proctor and Gamble PG 3.14 57
33 Intel INTC 2.63 4
32 Publix Private
31 Mayo Clinic Private
30 Rackspace RAX
29 Nike NKE 1.24 5
28 National Instruments NATI 1.85 0
27 HEB Private
26 Hyatt H
25 Genentech RHO
24 Cameron International CAM
23 Redhat RHT
22 MathWorks Private
21 Southwest Airlines LUV 0.81 2
20 Gartner IT
19 Intuit INTU 0.91 3
18 Solar City SCTY
17 Riverbed RVBD
16 Costco COST 1.20 10
15 Slalom Consulting Private
14 Chevron CVX 3.39 28
13 Qualcomm QCOM 2.26 11
12 Edelman Financial Group EF
11 John Deere DE 2.83 4
10 Nestle NSRGY
9 Orbitz OWW
8 Google GOOG
7 Interactive Intelligence ININ
6 Guidewire GWRE
5 Facebook FB
4 Eastman Chemical EMN 1.74 2
3 LinkedIn LNKD
2 Twitter TWTR
1 Bain & Company Private

Only 20 companies in the list pay dividends; although that’s not really too surprising since the list includes privately held companies and even a non-profit organization.

6 of the 20 dividend paying companies are Dividend Champions – Texas Instruments, Proctor & Gamble, Costco, Nike, Chevron and Qualcomm. I was quite surprised to see many of these in the list as I thought that smaller companies would likely dominate, and that large companies would lose out due to their higher bureaucratic overhead. Google is the notable exception here being well-known for its employee benefits and workplace culture, and its approach is forcing other tech companies to re-evaluate working conditions and benefits to attract the best talent.

Of the top 50, I own 3 companies in my Portfolio: Chevron, Proctor & Gamble and Intel. I own 31 companies in total, so that’s about 10%.

Disclosure: I am long CVX, PG and INTC


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4 thoughts on “Top 50 companies that employees love”

  1. These lists are pretty insightful. I founds several great companies from lists such as top small banks, small companies, fastest growing, etc. I’m surprise Google and Facebook aren’t rank higher. They usually have the happiest employees by most surveys. Thanks for the info.


    1. Hey Henry,

      Yes Google was definitely setting the standard as far as employee benefits and Hollywood even made a film about Google, The Internship, which was entertaining.

      In the opposite case, I’m wondering if I hold any of the worst-rated companies!

      Thanks for your comment!
      Best wishes,

  2. Good find. I used to own one of these (as I worked for them) but long since sold those stock options. Great companies are usually a sign of good management so this is a good list to keep your eye on.

    1. Hi DFG,

      I hope you did well with the stock options; I’ve never been offered those in my career so I’m curious what I would do with them to be honest. I’ve always read not to invest in the company you work for to reduce risk in case the company does badly and you lose both your job and your stock value.

      I’ve not worked at any of the companies listed – was there any noticeable difference where you worked to your current workplace?

      Best wishes,

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