When it comes to looking for a job, you’re looking at the whole package — you’re not just looking at the best industry for you, but the best organization as well. But how do you know what to look for? Is it just benefits and salary that matter? We are here to help!
As you’re searching for that dream job, you should be searching for the dream company at the same time. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the top 10 Fortune 100 companies for you to consider.
Let’s go through the list of the greatest companies to work for, as we give you some explanation and tangible reasons these companies may be on the top. This can help prepare you to evaluate each organization against this list as you’re applying for that next career, or perhaps it might encourage you to apply for a job at one of the best!
Watch a short clip of the best companies in the world and what they offer:
10. Capital One Financial
As a financial organization specializing in credit cards, auto loans, banking and savings accounts, Capital One came in the 10th spot when it comes to the best companies to work for. This is largely in part to their values of inclusivity, employee development, and open communication.
During COVID-19, Capital One stepped it up and made sure that their team recognized that humane support is exactly what their employees needed as they transitioned to remote work.
When it comes to this financial institution, 94% of employees say it’s a great place to work, largely in part to the equitable pay, honest management, diversity, welcoming environment, and comfortable facilities. Who wouldn’t want to work for a company like that?
9. David Weekley Homes
As the largest privately held single-family home builder in America, David Weekley Homes comes in at the number 9 spot on our list. They focus on the design, construction, and marketing of new homes and have over 1,500 US-based employees.
Employees who work for this organization appreciate the way the organization gives back to the community, the excellent customer service, and the autonomy afforded to each employee in the organization.
The pay is fair and the benefits, job security, and job satisfaction are top-notch according to their employees. Might be worth more than a glance if you have a desire to enter the home building industry in any capacity!
8. American Express
If you’re looking for an organization that prioritizes leadership and learning experiences, then look no further than American Express, which comes in at number 8 on our list. This organization is set in the financial industry and is said to be a leading issuer of personal, small business, and corporate credit cards.
Employees rave about the flexibility of the organization with regards to time off and trust in their employees, combine that with the pension plan, and there are a few great reasons why American Express is a top company to work for.
7. Rocket Companies
The power behind our number 7 spot, Rocket Companies, is strong. Their power comes from what they have accomplished as a comprehensive, tech-driven, industry-leading real estate, mortgage and financial services business through Rocket Homes, Rocket Auto, and Rocket Mortgage, which is the largest mortgage lender in the nation.
But they don’t stop there; Rocket Companies ensure they recognize that they wouldn’t be where they are without their employees and reward them with an inclusive and supportive work environment.
They offer good pay, along with benefits such as a laid-back company culture, working from home, and their flexible hours. With additional offers like tuition reimbursement and free virtual workout classes, it’s a no brainer that they made the list!
Accenture prides themself on delivering the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day as a global professional services agency. They offer services in strategy, management, digital, technology and operations consulting.
The success of the company offers the opportunity for employees to build a strong career; a major perk for employees looking to establish themselves within an organization. Employees boast about the positive, competitive culture, giving them the opportunity to gain experience in a number of different areas to grow their transferable skills. Their additional benefits, such as paid maternity and paternity leave, flextime and sabbaticals, ensure they stay one of the top companies to work for!
One way to come in at solid number 5 on the list is to listen and respond to employee feedback; that’s exactly what Nvidia is doing and why their employees are raving about them. As a company, Nvidia develops integrated circuits; quite the market, considering they are used in personal computers all the way down to electronic game consoles. They pride them self on being the lead manufacture of high-end graphic processing units.
Nvidia offers a comprehensive benefits package to all employees, not skimping on the necessities like basic life and medical insurance. Not to mention, an average annual salary for Nvidia employees comes in above six figures; it’s clear why they made the list!
Salesforce.com, a cloud-based software firm creates and supports customer relationship management software for organizations.
For the employees already working there, the biggest plus is undoubtedly the company’s much-heralded benefits package, with plenty of employee perks and generous amounts of time off. Salesforce.com is heavily involved in charity and volunteer work and encourages its employees to join in, too, resulting in even more time off for volunteer projects.
With a strong emphasis on developing a productive and happy workforce, largely in part to the company benefits, it’s no wonder Salesforce.com always scores highly on job satisfaction surveys and comes in at number 4 on our list!
3. Wegmans Food Markets
I know what you’re thinking, a supermarket chain coming in at number 3 on the list; yes! Wegmans prides themselves on being a dynamic, flexible and transparent workplace built on trust. They offer discounts on things like mobile phone services, computers, and even movie tickets and amusement parks as a perk to keep earning the trust of their employees. But they really go the extra mile by providing adoption assistance for employees to help support their growing family.
When it comes down to it, Wegmans must be doing something right. Their theory is that if they take care of you, you’ll take care of their customers, and clearly, it’s working!
2. Hilton Worldwide Holdings
So close to that number one spot is Hilton Worldwide Holdings, a hospitality company that owns, leases, manages, develops, and franchise hotels and resorts. If you’ve looked into staying at a hotel at any time in your life, you’re bound to run into a Hilton — they are everywhere!
While they are not yet one of the biggest companies in the world, their workforce spans nearly 420,000 people across 114 countries and territories, but you wouldn’t know it if you saw the culture of family they strive to keep with their employees. They offer discounted hotel rooms, discounted meals at Hilton restaurants, not to mention their team member appreciation week. Hilton employees receive awards for their hard work during that week and continue to stay motivated for the years ahead. After hearing all this, there’s no question why Hilton Worldwide Holdings would make the list!
1. Cisco Systems
Cisco is renowned for its role in the infrastructure side of tech and is truly one of the best tech companies to work for. They are a market leader in what they do, and employees enjoy having this globally recognized and respected brand on their résumé; with many top IT qualifications issued by the company itself.
They reimburse educational pursuits, as well as offering stock options and annual bonuses, but they don’t stop there; each team has a “fun fund”, a dedicated quarterly budget to be spent on social events and team-building activities. When you couple a leading organization with perks like these, it’s no wonder they come in at number 1 on the list of top 10 companies to work for.
So, there you have it. If you’re knee deep in the job search and looking for a job that can give you immense satisfaction, the prospect of a long and interesting career, and some great perks to boot, then look no further than the companies above.
When you’re evaluating what career, what industry, and what company to work for, remember the following:
- A good culture can make all the difference!
- Look beyond just the salary.
- Make sure the benefits are competitive.
We’ve showed you what’s out there for the top 10 companies to work for; why not go big and set your sights on one of them for your future?
Do you work for any of these companies? If so, tell us what it’s really like in the comments below.
This is an updated version of an article originally published on 12 July 2019 and contains contributions by staff writer Shalie Reich.