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10 Best Employers in America

It’s possible to love your job, have schedule flexibility and low stress… and get a good salary too!  You just have to work for the right company.

The first annual list of the best employers in America by PayScale and Business Insider evaluates companies by both pay and happiness.

Companies in the 2012 Fortune 500 were ranked using PayScale’s salary and survey database.  Happiness was measured through questions about satisfaction, feelings of meaningfulness, stress, and schedule flexibility.  Pay was measured by looking at median pay after five years and pay compared to industry peers.

Here’s the list of top 10 employers.

1. Celgene Corporation

Headquartered in Summit, N.J., this biotechnology company has more than 4,500 employees.

Employees report very high rates of satisfaction (91%), meaningfulness (86%), and flexibility (91%); and high rates of relaxation (41%).

Median pay is very high at $118,000 after five years, and high compared to industry peers.

2. Google, Inc.

Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., this internet company has more than 30,000 employees.

Employees report very high rates of satisfaction (81%); high rates of relaxation (44%), meaningfulness (61%), and flexibility (81%).

Median pay is very high at $119,000 after five years, and very high compared to industry peers.

3. Huntsman Corporation

Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, this chemicals company has approximately 12,000 employees.

Employees report very high rates of relaxation (50%) and flexibility (94%); high rates of meaningfulness (63%) and satisfaction (75%).

Median pay is very high at $95,600 after five years, and high compared to industry peers.

4. Qualcomm, Inc.

Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., this telecommunications company has over 20,000 employees.

Employees report very high rates of satisfaction (81%) and flexibility (92%); high rates of meaningfulness (65%); and average relaxation (37%).

Median pay is very high at $106,000 after five years, and very high compared to industry peers.

5. Biogen Idec, Inc.

Headquartered in Weston, Mass., this biotechnology company has 4,850 employees.

Employees report very high rates of satisfaction (83%), flexibility (89%), and meaningfulness (89%); and average relaxation (33%).

Median pay is very high at $97,800 after five years, and very high compared to industry peers.

6. MasterCard Worldwide

Headquartered in Purchase, N.Y., this financial services company has 6,700 employees.

Employees report very high rates of satisfaction (81%), relaxation (63%) and flexibility (85%); and average rates of meaningfulness (54%).

Median pay is very high at $103,000 after five years, and high compared to industry peers.

7. Chevron Corporation

Headquartered in San Ramon, Calif., this oil and gas company has 62,000 employees.

Employees report very high rates of satisfaction (81%) and relaxation (47%); and high rates of flexibility (80%) and meaningfulness (58%).

Median pay is very high at $102,000 after five years, and high compared to industry peers.

8. Yahoo! Inc.

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., this internet company has 14,100 employees.

Employees report very high rates of relaxation (46%) and flexibility (88%); high rates of satisfaction (81%); and average rates of meaningfulness (55%).

Median pay is very high at $120,000 after five years, and high compared to industry peers.

9. E.I. DuPont De Nemours & Co.

Headquartered in Wilmington, Del., this chemicals company has 70,000 employees.

Employees report very high rates of flexibility (84%) and satisfaction (84%); and high rates of relaxation (43%) and meaningfulness (67%).

Median pay is high at $80,700 after five years, and high compared to industry peers.

10. Williams Companies, Inc.

Headquartered in Tulsa, Okla., this oil and gas company has 3,913 employees.

Employees report very high rates of relaxation (54%) and satisfaction (80%); and high rates of flexibility (79%) and meaningfulness (65%).

Median pay is high at $79,000 after five years, and very high compared to industry peers.

To see the complete list of 50 companies, click here.

 
10 Best Companies for Working Moms

Working Mother Magazine recently released its list of 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers.  These companies are miles ahead of most employers nationwide.

Once again, the Best Companies are taking the lead on essential benefits, like flexible work options, telecommuting and on-site lactation rooms.  But they really show their commitment with additional perks such as elder care referral, legal assistance and even dry-cleaning services that help busy parents manage their personal lives as well as their career responsibilities.

The 2012 winners also stress the importance of keeping healthy – both mentally and physically.  Via offerings from weight-loss programs and fitness center subsidies to health coaching programs and company sports teams, these leading employers aim to make sure everyone is fit for duty.  They’re leading the way for the rest.

Here are the companies that made the Top 10 Best Companies list.  All of them offer these services — paid maternity leave, flextime, telecommuting, employee assistance program, on-site lactation room, and elder care referral service – along with other innovative services.

  • Bank of America
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • General Mills
  • Grant Thornton
  • IBM
  • KPMG
  • Procter & Gamble
  • PwC
  • WellStar

For the full list of 100 Best Companies, please visit http://www.workingmother.com/best-companies/2012-working-mother-100-best-companies.

Excerpted from Working Mother Magazine, October/November 2012 issue

 
NAFE Top 10 Companies for Executive Women

The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) recently published their list of Top 50 Companies for Executive Women.  These companies are putting advancement programs and inclusive cultures to work to foster advancement of strong female talent.  Here’s a list of the top 10 companies and highlights of each.

Bank of America – Prospective leaders are able to take advantage of executive coaching and mentoring.  They may also qualify to attend the Greater Returns women’s leadership program.

Cisco – Members of Connected Women employee resource group attend events that address a range of business topics, from office politics to online networking.  Some women also participate in executive shadowing, in which they observe executives in action.

General Mills – Women leaders can participate in an external program, MENTTIUM 100, in which they benefit from the wisdom of leaders outside of their own business, offering them a different perspective and fresh insights into their work.

IBM – Virginia Rometty, new President and CEO, serves as an inspiration to women.  Those women seeking executive positions may attend a leadership course called Building Relationships and Influencing.

Johnson & Johnson – This company’s forward-thinking Women’s Leadership Initiative affinity group boasts more than 100 chapters worldwide.

KPMG – Each business offers support for women in line for partnership and managing director jobs, which has resulted in the number of female partners growing by 48% since 2003.

The New York Times Company – This media giant made news last year by appointing Jill Abramson as The New York Time’s first female executive editor.  To help others follow in her footsteps, it offers a leadership succession initiative with mentoring, executive coaching and training courses.

Procter & Gamble – P&G’s succession planning program spotlights high potential women from middle-management and gives them increasingly large assignments that include profit-and-loss responsibility.

Prudential Financial – Those who belong to the Women in Finance network forge alliances and interact with leadership.  Top women bond at Networking Encourages Women’s Success initiative meetings.

State Farm Insurance – Many women participate in the company’s Leadership Development Acceleration Program.  Those in line for senior executive positions attend the Executive Assistant Program, which improves their ability to strategize, innovate and collaborate.