The 18 best places to work in health care, according to Glassdoor

Glassdoor last week released its annual Employees' Choice Awards for the Best Places to Work in 2019, and 18 health care organizations—including nine health systems—made the list.

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About the rankings

Glasdoor's rankings of the 100 Best Places to Work covers employers with at least 1,000 employees.

The company separately released a list of the 50 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For, which consists of companies with fewer than 1,000 employees.

Glassdoor enables current and former employees to review their company anonymously on a five-point scale. A score of five means the employee is "very satisfied." Over 830,000 employers have been reviewed on Glassdoor, and the average company rating is 3.4.

For the latest rankings, Glassdoor looked at reviews by U.S.-based employees submitted between Oct. 23, 2017, and Oct. 21, 2018. To be considered for the lists, large employers had to have received at least 75 ratings, while small and medium employers had to have received at least 30 ratings, on each of Glassdoor's eight workplace attributes:

  • 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.

Health care industry honorees

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

  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (Memphis), No. 13;
  • Northside Hospital (Atlanta), No. 52;
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (New York City), No. 64;
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York City), No. 66;
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston), No. 68;
  • Phoenix Children's Hospital (Phoenix), No. 83;
  • Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston), No. 84;
  • Texas Health Resources (Arlington, Texas), No. 89; and
  • Kaiser Permanente (Oakland, California), No. 98.

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

  • Intuitive Surgical (Sunnyvale, California), No. 12;
  • Microsoft (Redmond, Washington), No. 34;
  • NIH (Bethesda, Maryland), No. 39;
  • Johnson & Johnson (New Brunswick, New Jersey), No. 49;
  • VMware (Palo Alto, California), No. 51;
  • Boston Scientific (Marlborough, Massachusetts), No. 56; and
  • BAYADA Home Care (Moorestown, New Jersey), No. 73.

In addition, Glassdoor included one other health care organization—Trilogy Health Services (No. 35)—on its 100 Best Places to Work list, and one health care organization—Grand Rounds (No. 18)—on its Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For list (Glassdoor release, 12/5; Best Places to Work 2019, accessed 12/11; Best Small & Medium Companies, accessed 12/11; Ellison, Becker's Hospital Review, 12/10).

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