Best Places to Work is an awards program for companies located in eight major markets across the U.S. and nationwide. This year’s awards will highlight companies located in Austin, Boston, Chicago, Colorado, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle and San Francisco. It rates companies algorithmically based on their compensation, benefits and culture programs. The winners will be announced in early January 2021.
There are multiple Best Places to Work lists to be a part of, depending on your company size and location. Here’s how your company could be recognized in the 2021 program:
(Less than 100 employees)
More than 2,000 employees nationally
3 steps for Consideration:
Make sure this information is up-to-date so you have the best chance of being on this year’s list.
NOTE: New Remote and DEI Benefits are available on your company profile. These will be factored into this year’s awards, so please ensure they are updated to accurately reflect your current company offerings.
This will help our algorithm determine which lists you qualify for. You can find this information under the “Our Basic Info” section of your Company Profile.
The Best Large Companies to Work For list combines compensation, benefits and culture data from our eight local markets to determine the best large companies to work for in the country.
Both salaries and benefits and culture programs are weighted the same. For companies with multiple locations, a national average will be calculated. This allows large, multi-office organizations to be evaluated holistically and competitively.
For example, the relevant data for Acme Austin, Acme Chicago and Acme NYC will be pulled and used to calculate a national average for the company. This is done according to the same standards as all other Best Places to Work lists.
Best Places to Work rates companies algorithmically based on compensation, employer benefits and culture programs as identified in our database. Compensation is weighted 50%; benefits and culture programs are weighted 50%. The inclusion of culture programs is an update to last year’s awards in an effort to better reflect what employees care about in 2021: culture.
For compensation, we look at the median percentile for all salaries entered for your company and compare that to the rest of the companies in our database. We do not list salary information for specific positions by company. Salary information is fully anonymous.
For benefits and culture programs, we look at the following categories:
-Health & Wellness
-Financial Planning & Stability
-Flexible Work Environment
-Diversity and Inclusion
-Perks & Discounts
This year, the weighting for Remote and DEI-related benefits has increased significantly, and subcategories within those topics have been incorporated as well, including but not limited to programs such as:
-Mental Health Day(s)
-Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
-Diversity Employee Resource Groups
-Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Please note, these subcategories are new to Built In Company Profiles. They are listed under Perks + Benefits and will be factored into the 2021 Best Places to Work awards. Please ensure your company profile is accurately updated with this new information.