December 11, 2017

The best places to work in health care, according to Glassdoor

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    Glassdoor on Wednesday released its annual Employees' Choice Awards for the Best Places to Work in 2018, and 17 health care organizations—including seven health systems—made the list.

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    About the rankings

    Glassdoor's rankings of the 100 Best Places to Work covers companies with at least 1,000 employees. The company on Wednesday released a separate list of the 50 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work, which consists of companies with fewer than 1,000 employees.

    Glassdoor enables current and former employees to anonymously review their company on a five-point scale, with five being "very satisfied." More than 700,000 employers have been reviewed on Glassdoor, and the average rating for those companies is 3.3. By comparison, all companies ranked in the top 10 earned at least a 4.5.

    For the latest rankings, Glassdoor used its "proprietary awards algorithm" and took into account U.S.-based employee reviews on eight workplace attributes submitted between Nov. 1, 2016 and Oct. 22:

    • Overall company rating;
    • Career opportunities;
    • Compensation & benefits;
    • Culture and values;
    • Senior management;
    • Work-life balance;
    • Whether a reviewer would recommend the company to a friend; and
    • Business outlook.

    To be considered for the list of large companies, employers must have received at least 75 reviews for each of the eight workplace attributes.

    Health care industry honorees

    Seven health systems made the Best Places to Work list, and all are Advisory Board members:

    • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (Memphis), No. 9;
    • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (New York City), No. 32;
    • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York City), No. 45;
    • Texas Health Resources (Arlington, Texas), No. 46;
    • Aurora Health Care (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), No. 82;
    • Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston), No. 90; and
    • Kaiser Permanente (Oakland, California), No. 91.

    Other Advisory Board members—including health care providers, industry companies, and health care-related organizations—that made the Best Places to Work list include:

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    • Boston Scientific (Marlborough, Massachusetts), No. 35;
    • Johnson & Johnson (New Brunswick, New Jersey), No. 38;
    • Microsoft (Redmond, Wash.), No. 39;  
    • Eli Lilly and Company (Indianapolis), No. 52;
    • Roche (Basel, Switzerland), No. 59;
    • 3M (Saint Paul, Minnesota), No. 60;
    • Stryker (Portage, Michigan), No. 76;
    • BAYADA Home Health Care (Moorestown, New Jersey), No. 100.

    In addition, Glassdoor included two other health care organizations—Smile Brands (No. 43) and Morrison Healthcare (No. 94)—in its 100 Best Places to Work.

    Facebook took the No. 1 overall spot (Glassdoor release, 12/6; Best to Work in 2018, accessed, 12/7; Best Small and Medium Companies, accessed 12/7; Dickler, CNBC, 12/6; Schrodt, Time, 12/6).

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