Google has once again topped Fortune’s list of the “100 best companies to work for” taking the number one spot for the fourth year running.

Some of the perks of working at Google that helped it earn the top spot, according to Fortune, include recently enhanced parental leave benefits and $500 of “Baby Bonding Bucks”:

The tech giant celebrates its sixth year at No. 1 and recently bolstered its parental leave benefits. New parents, regardless of gender (including dads, domestic partners, adoptive parents, and surrogate parents), can now get up to twelve weeks of fully paid baby bonding time. Google also provides $500 of “Baby Bonding Bucks” to all new parents to use during the first three months of their child’s life.

Other tech companies on the list this year: (#8), Genentech (#9), Riot Games (#13), Adobe Systems (#90) and Activision Blizzard (#96). Twitter also made its first appearance this year coming in at number 24 on the list.

You can check out Fortune’s full list on its website and in its March issue arriving Monday, March 9.


Plus, Fortune Debuts its Top 10 Best Companies for Women

Today, Fortune reveals its 18th annual list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For and details the perks, opportunities and benefits that make for happy employees in corporate America. Google claims the No. 1 spot for the fourth year in a row and the sixth time in the list’s history — more than any other company. Boston Consulting Group is No. 2 on the list, followed by Acuity (No. 3), SAS Institute (No. 4) and Robert W. Baird (No. 5).

See the full list here: #100BestCos

On this year’s list, Fortune editors write: “This year’s ranking of the 100 Best Companies to Work For marks Fortune’s 18th year of partnering with Great Place to Work. It also happens to include a large class of inductees—16 very worthy newcomers, including Twitter, Acuity, Workday, Nationwide, and Hilti, and one returnee following a 16-year absence: outdoor retailer L.L. Bean. As we read through thousands of employee comments and survey results, we noticed three trends…. First, the best workplaces are getting better. Because Great Place to Work has used the same rigorous methodology to identify the nation’s best employers for nearly two decades, we can make comparisons…. [and] the happiest employees have gotten even happier…. our second trend: The best employers are better because more business leaders are focused on workplace culture as a competitive tool…. Third trend: Each of the 100 Best Companies has leaders who genuinely listen to their employees and craft distinctive policies and programs that suit today’s workforce.”

TOP 10 ON FORTUNE’S 100 BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR 2015: 1. Google (Mountain View, CA) 2. Boston Consulting Group (Boston, MA) 3. Acuity (Sheboygan, WI) 4. SAS Institute (Cary, NC) 5. Robert W. Baird (Milwaukee, WI) 6. Edward Jones (St. Louis, MI) 7. Wegmans Food Market (Rochester, NY) 8. (San Francisco, CA) 9. Genentech (South San Francisco, CA) 10. Camden Property Trust (Houston, TX)

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+ FORTUNE’S TOP 10 BEST COMPANIES FOR WOMEN – The healthcare industry is dominating the market for female talent: Meridian Health (No. 1), Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (No. 2), Perkins Coie (No. 3), Alston & Bird (No. 4), Novo Nordisk (No. 5), Baptist Health South Florida (No. 6), Atlantic Health System (No. 7), Scripps Health (No. 8), Nordstrom (No. 9) and Wellstar Health System (No. 10)

+ 100 BEST COMPANIES ALL-STARS – Over the past 18 years, these 12 companies that have appeared on the list every year created 341,567 new jobs jobs, an increase of 172% job growth: Publix Super Markets (No. 81), Whole Foods Market (No. 55), Wegmans Food Market (No. 7), Nordstrom (No. 93), Cisco Systems (No. 70), Marriott International (No. 53), REI (No. 58), Goldman Sachs (No. 50), Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts (No. 47), SAS Institute (No. 4), W.L. Gore (No. 17) and TDIndustries (No. 83).


– On how to build the perfect workplace, Geoff Colvin writes “It’s personal – not perk-onal” – Exclusive book excerpt from Google’s SVP of People: Google’s 10 Things to Transform Your Team and Your Workplace – Twitter (Best Companies newcomer at No. 24) has brought Silicon Valley cool to a gritty San Francisco neighborhood – Fortune’s Leigh Gallagher reports on Why ‘Everyone Loves Marriott’ (No. 53) – How Acuity, a small company in Wisconsin, became the third-best workplace in America – Cisco (No. 70) is solving tech’s diversity problem – starting at the top

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Fortune partners annually with Great Place to Work® to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America to identify the 100 Best Companies to Work For ®. Two-thirds of a company’s survey score is based on the results of the Trust Index © Employee Survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. This survey asks questions related to employees’ attitudes about management’s credibility, overall job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third is based on responses to the Culture Audit ©, which includes detailed questionnaires about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, methods of internal communication, training, recognition programs and diversity efforts.

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