25 Best Companies For Work-Life Balance 2012

I’ve written many blogs on work-life balance, such as:

Childcare in the Workplace – Good or Bad?

Human Resources vs. Human Capital

Telecommuting – Decrease Overhead, Increase Morale

Safety in the Workplace comes down to Work-Life Balance

Improve Morale This Summer

The Right Incentives For Your Employees

Can We Disconnect?

Now, what about finding the right company to fit your needs as an employee in regard to your personal work-life balance? What if you found that ‘perfect’ company, would you ever leave? Probably not – at least not willingly, right?

Glassdoor has come up with the Top 25 Companies for Work-Life Balance list. It’s pretty interesting. Please see their full list for additional information. They offer a breakdown of how the ratings were calculated, pros, cons, advice to senior management, and employee comments. Here are some highlights (ratings are on a 5-star scale):

  1. MITRE – Bedford, MA – 4.5 stars
  2. North Highland – Atlanta, GA – 4.5 stars
  3. Agilent Technologies – Santa Clara, CA – 4.4 stars
  4. SAS – Cary, NC – 4.4 stars
  5. Career Builder – Chicago, IL – 4.4 stars
  6. REI – Kent, WA – 4.3 stars
  7. National Instruments – Austin, TX – 4.3 Stars
  8. LinkedIn – Mountain View, CA – 4.3 stars
  9. FactSet – Norwalk, CT – 4.3 stars
  10. United Space Alliance (USA) – Houston, TX – 4.3 stars
  11. Rackspace – San Antonio, TX – 4.3 stars
  12. Orbitz – Chicago, IL – 4.2 stars
  13. Novell – Provo, UT – 4.2 stars
  14. Susquehanna (SIG) – Bala Cynwyd, PA – 4.2 stars
  15. Slalom Consulting – Seattle, WA – 4.2 stars
  16. Discover – Riverwoods, IL – 4.2 stars
  17. Morningstar – Chicago, IL – 4.2 stars
  18. Wayfair – Boston, MA – 4.2 stars
  19. Citrix – Fort Lauderdale, FL – 4.2 stars
  20. Hitachi Data Systems – Santa Clara, CA – 4.2 stars
  21. Southern California Edison (SCE) – Rosemead, CA – 4.1 stars
  22. Bain & Company – Boston, MA – 4.1 stars
  23. NavteQ – Chicago, IL – 4.1 stars
  24. Gore – Newark, DE – 4.1 stars
  25. Fluor – Irving, TX – 4.1 stars

Do you have a company you would like to add to the list?

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