The 100 Best Companies for Work-Life Balance

Last Updated Sep 24, 2008 1:28 PM EDT

42072815_769a8bb478_m.jpgIf you value work-life balance, don't miss Working Mother magazine's 2008 list of the 100 best companies. Says Carol Evans, CEO of Working Mother Media:
The 100 Best Companies set the standard for work-life excellence. In the midst of economic uncertainty these companies continue to embrace work-life as a business and cultural advantage, allowing them to attract and retain top talent, and enabling them to build enviable work cultures.
The winners , which include employers from all sectors in all areas of the country, were evaluated in four categories: flexibility, parental leave, child care, and work-life perks.

The top ten:

  1. Abbott (pharmaceutical)
  2. Baptist Health South Florida (non-profit health care)
  3. Bristol-Myers Squibb (pharmaceutical)
  4. Ernst & Young (financial/consulting)
  5. IBM (technology)
  6. KPMG (financial/consulting)
  7. The McGraw-Hill Companies (publishing/media/financial)
  8. Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman (law)
  9. PricewaterhouseCoopers (financial/consulting)
  10. S.C. Johnson & Son (cleaning products)
If a job search is on your agenda, you might as well look for a company that really values its people. And if you're in management, get inspired by seeing what your competition is doing.

(image by Lanterna via Flickr, CC 2.0)

  • CC Holland

    CC Holland is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and a number of national magazines. Online, she was a columnist for AnchorDesk.com and writes regularly for Law.com and BNET. On the other side of the journalism desk, she's been a managing editor for ZDNet, CNet, and KCBS-TV in Los Angeles, where she earned an APTRA Best News Web Site award.