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Top 25 Companies for Culture & Values 2014 (Infographic)

Job, career and review site, Glassdoor, recently released their list of the Top 25 Companies for Culture and Values based on feedback provided by employees. Check out the infographic detailing the list along with their culture rating, but be sure to stick around after the infographic for employee quotes and our Top Takeaways based on the respondents comments:

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Employee Commentary:

sourcing on twitter1. Twitter

  • Team meetings on the roof are the best, great teamwork and a lot of smart people. I love how the 10 core values drive the company to always be better. ‚¬€œ Twitter Software Engineer (San Francisco, CA)
  • Great culture – people are very smart and willing to help. Everyone is friendly. ‚¬€œ Twitter Account Executive (New York, NY)
  • Open dialogue & they care about employees, which speaks to following through on their internal values. ‚¬€œ Twitter Account Executive (San Francisco, CA)

company culture2. Edelman 

  • Through the actions of middle to senior management, you are truly made to feel valued and appreciated. Opportunities are everywhere and the culture is laid back and fun. ‚¬€œ Edelman Senior Vice President (Washington, D.C.)
  • Consistently challenged, but supported. Compensation is above average, and the company culture is amazing. ‚¬€œ Edelman Account Executive (Atlanta, GA)
  • For people who fit the culture, the entrepreneurial spirit’ is real. The firm provides resources necessary to make good ideas happen. ‚¬€œ Edelman Senior Vice President (New York, NY)

company culture3. Google 

  • The culture is amazing too. Each employee does not mind helping the other out if they are stuck. I feel it is encouraged to reach out to others. ‚¬€œ Google Software Engineer (Mountain View, CA)
  • A culture of respect, and opportunity to work on interesting things, and interact with many different people. ‚¬€œ Google Senior User Experience Researcher (Seattle, WA)
  • The idealism is also reflected in the projects that get funded: not so many projects that chase the gimmick-of-the-day; more projects that lay out a vision of a better world. ‚¬€œ Google Staff Software Engineer (Cambridge, MA)

company culture4. Riverbed Technology 

  • Culture is great and this is exemplified by the CEO, great benefits and of course technology. ‚¬€œ Riverbed Technology Inside Sales (San Francisco, CA)
  • Riverbed is very customer-focused, while being very employee friendly.’ Very strong benefits package and an incredibly positive culture. ‚¬€œ Riverbed Technology Enterprise Sales Executive (Austin, TX)
  • It is a great culture where employees are encouraged to take responsibility and are empowered to innovate. The company is moving in the right direction with respect to vision and shareholder value. ‚¬€œ Riverbed Technology Employee (location, n/a)

Facebook Official Logo5. Facebook 

  • Facebook truly values the important things in life (to me, at least). The culture and dialog is open about everything. Whether it’s with your manager, on your team or concerning a company-wide issue. ‚¬€œ Facebook User Operations Associate (location, n/a)
  • This company really cares about its mission and people. It gives you the skills and opportunities to grow. ‚¬€œ Facebook Employee (location, n/a)
  • Huge impact on billions of people while working with awesome, insanely intelligent coworkers at a pleasant office. Great free food and perks. Lots of autonomy and big problems to solve. Engineer-driven culture. ‚¬€œ Facebook Software Engineer (Menlo Park, CA)

company culture6. Southwest Airlines

  •  The people are friendly and helpful. The culture fosters hard work and fun. ‚¬€œ Southwest Airlines Analyst (Dallas, TX)

company culture7. Chick-fil-A 

  • Flexible schedule. Good leadership. Company makes decisions based on good principles. ‚¬€œ Chick-fil-A Marketing Director (Baltimore, MD)
  • The values that the company holds. Its very family oriented and we (employees) try to provide outstanding customer service. ‚¬€œ Chick-fil-A Cashier (location, n/a)
  • Great foundation in Christian values, flexible scheduling, great customer base, low turnover. ‚¬€œ Chick-fil-A Director (location, n/a)

company culture8. National Instruments 

  • The culture is one of a kind and you can be creative in how you do your job. They encourage personal growth. ‚¬€œ National Instruments Employee (Austin, TX)
  • The company culture is fantastic – people are approachable, the attitudes are positive, there’s a lot of energy in every department. ‚¬€œ National Instruments Employee (location, n/a)

company culture9. Chevron 

  • Intelligent people who treat each other with respect. Chevron “walks the talk” regarding our values and the Chevron Way. ‚¬€œ Chevron Earth Scientist (Houston, TX)
  • Diversity is truly embraced. The Chevron Way is a positively enforced moral code. ‚¬€œ Chevron Financial Analyst (Houston, TX)

company culture10. HEB 

  • HEB has excellent leadership and growth opportunity. The culture is very worker friendly and they always strive to do the right thing. ‚¬€œ HEB Employee (location, n/a)
  • Company has great values and sense of community. Encourages growth and learning and working in teams. ‚¬€œ HEB Manager (San Antonio, TX)

company culture11. Intuit 

  • Top leaders show by decisions and actions that they believe in the top value of integrity without compromise.’ Most employees strive for transparency and honesty in how they do their work. Intuit values their employees and has the best attributes of Silicon Valley companies while being committed to diversity and we care and give back.’ ‚¬€œ Intuit Employee (location, n/a)

company culture12. Wegmans 

company culture13. CDW 

  • The people! They really want to help you. The culture truly promotes the coworker and you do have a say in a large company. ‚¬€œ CDW Corporate Account Manager (Chicago, IL)

company culture14. Genentech 

job advertising15. Apple 

  • Everyone shares a common goal to make the best products for the consumer, and it shows in most every conversation you have. ‚¬€œ Apple Software Engineering Manager (Cupertino, CA)
  • Great culture of incredibly intelligent and passionate people, plus good benefits for even part timers, like stock purchase plan, hardware and software discounts on not just apple products, but third part accessories. ‚¬€œ Apple Creative Apple Store (Stanford, CA)

company culture16. NIKE

  • Amazing company to work for. Good culture, fun, high energy and lots of reasons to stay. ‚¬€œ NIKE Project Manager (Portland, OR)
  • Youthful, informal culture, good work-life balance. ‚¬€œ NIKE Employee (location, n/a)

Disney PSD Logo17. Disney 

  • Fantastic heritage, pride and culture, wonderful community, amazing growth opportunities, creative atmosphere. ‚¬€œ Walt Disney Company Employee (location, n/a)

company culture18. USAA 

  • They believe in and live their mission statement every hour of every day. The work culture is super fun! This company has great core values and plenty of room for promotions. ‚¬€œ USAA Software Developer & Integrator III (Plano, TX)

company culture19. Citrix 

  • Culture and good values define who we are as a company. There is an ongoing commitment to improve the customer journey and ensure our product strategy is well defined. ‚¬€œ Citrix Systems Senior Manager (Fort Lauderdale, FL)

company culture20. Adobe

  • Great perks, benefits. Adobe strives to be a good corporate citizen, fosters innovation and creativity. ‚¬€œ Adobe Employee (San Francisco, CA)

company culture21. Procter & Gamble 

  • Procter and Gamble gives fantastic training and truly wants you to succeed as an individual. The culture in the plant is very positive and I feel like everyone wants to help one another. ‚¬€œ Procter & Gamble Process Engineer(Greensboro, NC)

company culture22. REI

  • I love what REI stands for and find it easy to talk about the Co-Op. I really appreciate the direction that executive management is taking our company. ‚¬€œ REI Sales Specialist (New York, NY)

company culture23. Discover

  • Discover offers great benefits. I am also very pleased with the amount of overall good they try to do as a company. ‚¬€œ Discover Employee (Phoenix, AZ)

company culture24. Progressive Insurance

Progressive is in a constant state of change and improvement, is extremely transparent and promotes a sincere customer service culture. ‚¬€œ Progressive Insurance Claims Representative (location, n/a)

company culture25. NetApp

  • Supportive management. Company culture is great. Good ideas and work are appreciated. ‚¬€œ NetApp Employee (location, n/a)

Top Takeaways:

  • Working with smart, friendly and helpful co-workers was the most commonly cited reason for employees being happy in their company. It would suggest that community and community spirit is an extremely important aspect of company culture in the eyes of employees everywhere.
  • Opportunities to progress and grow as a person and a professional were also mentioned frequently. Employees who felt the opportunity for them to progress within the company was available, said they were more motivated to work harder.
  • Being valued and cared about by their employer was mentioned by numerous respondents. “Flexible working hours“, a good “benefits package” and little “perks“, were all cited as ways employees believed their company showed them they were valued.
  • An honest/transparent company that gives back to both their employees and the wider community is of high importance to employees, according to talent management technology reviewer Software Advice’s research, so investing in a strong employer brand is imperative to the happiness of both your current employees and potential employees.

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