A new champion has been crowned as the company receiving the most raves from employees.
The best large corporation to work for may be a hit with workers, but it's not winning popularity contests with the hotel industry and some lawmakers. Airbnb, a closely held tech startup with a $25 billion valuation, has ruffled feathers across the world while also winning legions of fans.
In the workplace, however, it's a hands-down winner with its employees, according to a new survey from employment site Glassdoor.
It's the first time Airbnb has appeared on Glassdoor's rankings of the best companies to work for, and it made its debut by overtaking last year's champion, Google (GOOG). While the tech industry is an overall winner in the rankings -- seven of the top 11 are tech outfits -- the "war for talent" means organizations across industries are pushed to do more for their hires, said Glassdoor chief executive Robert Hohman.
"It's still a job seeker's market, so paying attention to employee satisfaction is a critical way companies can help their recruiting and retention efforts," Hohman said in an email to CBS MoneyWatch.
Tech companies, of course, are known for their sometimes lavish perks, ranging from providing paid sabbaticals to paying for employees' housecleaners. Great perks and benefits were a common theme among the companies that made the list, Glassdoor said.
Employees at the top companies also "report feeling valued at work, a sense of community and excitement for their company's business outlook," Hohman said.
Shareholders should also pay attention to what workers are saying about their employers, Hohman said, because satisfaction in the workplace is connected with better performance in the public markets.
"A link between employee satisfaction and a company's financial performance has been anecdotally talked about for years, and Glassdoor research has now found this to be the case," Hohman noted. "Among other studies, a report from Glassdoor chief economist Andrew Chamberlian recently found a positive correlation between employee satisfaction and stock performance.
The best company to work for results are based on reviews shared by employees on Glassdoor between November 2014 and November 2015, with each company on the list receiving at least 75 reviews during that time. Ratings are based on a five-point scale.
Read on to learn about the top 11 large American companies to work for.