The Top 25 Companies To Work For If You Want To Have A Personal Life

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As employees are logging more hours, work-life balance has become an increasingly important factor to overall satisfaction in the workplace.

To find out which companies support work-life balance, we turned to, which put together a list of the top 25 companies that encourage their workers to also have personal lives. 

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“In today’s highly-connected world, striving for work-life balance can feel virtually impossible given greater access to our jobs around the clock,” says Rusty Rueff, Glassdoor career and workplace expert and co-author of Talent Force: A New Manifesto for the Human Side of Business. “Companies that make sincere efforts to recognise employees’ lives outside of the office will often see the payoff when it comes to recruiting and retaining top talent.”

Some of the companies that made it onto this list also made it on Glassdoor’s rankings of the best companies to work for, and 11 tech companies are represented in this report.

To break any ties, Glassdoor calculated ratings to the thousandth decimal. “This is why, for example, Facebook, which has a 4.1 rating, did not crack the Top 25 this year,” Scott Dobroski, Glassdoor’s spokesman, told us. “They were very, very close, but when we look at ratings to the thousandth, other companies beat them. Hence, the rankings reflect that.”

Company ratings are based on a 5.0 scale.


24. W.L. Gore


22. Bain & Company

21. Southern California Edison

20. Hitachi Data Systems

19. Citrix Systems

18. WayFair

17. Morningstar

16. Discover

15. Slalom Consulting

14. Susquehanna International Group

13. Novell

12. Orbitz Worldwide

11. Rackspace

Work-life balance rating: 4.3

What employees think:

Great culture and working environment, emphasis on personal fulfillment and job satisfaction, flexible schedules and good benefits.

10. United Space Alliance

9. FactSet

8. LinkedIn

7. National Instruments

6. REI

5. CareerBuilder

4. SAS Institute

Work-life balance rating: 4.4

What employees think:

SAS offers countless benefits (not just health insurance) like aquatic centre, onsite childcare, subsidized meals at the onsite cafes, gym, and list goes on and on and on.

3. Agilent Technologies

2. North Highland


Now see who the unhappy workers are:

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