What's the best way to find out what a small business would be like to work for? Often, it's to ask current employees about their experiences.
While it's easy to get the scoop on big businesses, such as Facebook (FB) or Google (GOOG), some smaller companies can fly under the radar when it comes to press coverage or awards. But employment site Glassdoor analyzed employee reviews and has determined which small and midsize American businesses are the cream of the crop when it comes to employee experiences.
The common themes that emerge with these smaller firms are that they offer a collaborative work environment, plenty of opportunity and a staff that's motivated and happy to work there. Many are also in the tech sector, which may not be surprising given that these companies are often growing quickly and can offer both professional advancement and higher pay.
The 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 25 reviews during that time. Small and midsize companies are those with fewer than 1,000 employees. Ratings are based on a five-point scale.
Read on to learn about the 11 best small and midsize companies to work for.