25 best companies for work-life balance
(MoneyWatch) What are the best U.S. companies to work for?
Glassdoor, an online community of employees for job-seekers, compiles an annual list of the top 25 companies for work-life balance. Rating their companies on a five-point scale and indicating their overall level of satisfaction, workers evaluated companies based on their compensation, benefits, career opportunities and quality of leadership.
Here's a look at the companies that made this year's list.
Fluor Corporation - 4.1
Based in Oshkosh, Wis., Fluor (FLR) offers global engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance and project management services. Said a former mechanical engineer with the company, according to Glassdoor, "I am disappointed I no longer work for this caliber of a company."
W.L. Gore & Associates - 4.1
W.L. Gore makes fluoropolymer products, such as GORE-TEX fabrics. The Newark, Del., company has more than 9,500 employees in manufacturing facilities and sales offices in 30 countries. Gore has ranked in the top 50 of Fortune Magazine's annual list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" since 1998.
Navteq - 4.1
A Chicago subsidiary of Finland's Nokia, Navteq specializes in digital maps. On striking a decent balance between work and life, Navteq employees are "very satisfied," according to Glassdoor. One former traffic editor in Pittsburgh said on the forum that Navteq "felt like home away from home."
Bain & Co. - 4.1
Headquartered in Boston, Bain & Co. is one of the world's leading business consulting firms, with offices in 31 countries. On its career website, the company says that "our people are our strongest asset." That's why it selects people with "the ambition to make a difference."
Southern California Edison - 4.1
SCE, a subsidiary of Rosemean, Calif.-based Edison International, serves more than 14 million electric customers in a 50,000 square-mile area.
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