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Best Places To Work is Now Closed.

Best Places to Work is an awards program for remote companies and employers located in eight major markets across the U.S and remotely: Austin, Boston, Chicago, Colorado, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle and the Bay Area, as well as fully remote companies.

The program rates companies algorithmically based on their compensation, benefits and culture programs. This year’s lists will showcase the employers who have created a culture that supports employees — no matter if they’re in the office or at home — and is truly diverse, equitable and inclusive, among other foundational culture programs.

Winners will be announced in early January 2022. 

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The 2022 Lists.

There are multiple Best Places to Work lists to be considered for, depending on your company size and location.
Here’s how your company could be recognized in the 2022 program:

100 Best Places to Work

50 Best Small Places to Work

Less than 100 employees

100 Best Midsize Places to Work

101-500 employees

50 Best Paying Companies

50 Companies with Best Benefits

*NEW*

100 Best Large Places to Work

501+ employees

*NEW*

100 Best Remote-First Companies

Able to hire in all 50 states or have no office locations

The 2022 Lists

There are multiple Best Places to Work lists to be considered for, depending on your company size and location. Here’s how your company could be recognized in the 2022 program:

100 Best Places to Work

50 Best Small Places to Work

Less than 100 employees

50 Best Midsize Places to Work

101-500 employees

50 Best Paying Companies

50 Companies with Best Benefits

*NEW*

100 Best Large Places to Work

501+ employees

*NEW*

100 Best Remote-First Companies

Able to hire in all 50 states or have no office locations

Ensure your eligibility

How to be Considered.

To be eligible for consideration, complete the following steps
before November 12, 2021.
 

 

Are you a remote company? 

Be sure to complete the following steps on BuiltIn.com, not a local site.

Don’t have a Built In Company Profile?

Step 1:

Update the “Perks of Working Here” Section

Make sure all of this information is up-to-date on your Built In Company Profile so you have the best chance of being on this year’s list.
Need help understanding our benefit options? Click here for examples.

STEP 2:

Update your Local & Total Employee Headcount

Updating this information on your Built In Company Profile will help our algorithm determine which lists you qualify for.   

Step 3:

Submit 5 Employee Salaries

The salaries you submit will remain anonymous.   Click the appropriate link(s) below to submit 5 salaries for your location(s):  AustinBostonChicagoColoradoLANYCBay AreaSeattle, Remote
Remote-First

Applying for our Remote-First List?

Make sure you fully meet the definition of a remote-first company (can either hire in all 50 states or have no office locations), as any company who is considered fully remote cannot be considered for any of our lists in local markets.

Complete These Steps:

Be sure to complete the following steps on a BuiltIn.com Company Profile, not a local site.
Are you hiring both in the office and remotely? Check out question 16 of our FAQ below. 

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Frequently Asked Questions​

Built In’s Best Places to Work is an awards program for companies located in Austin, Boston, Chicago, Colorado, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, the Bay Area and remotely. It rates companies algorithmically based on their compensation, benefits and culture programs.

There are multiple Best Places to Work lists to be a part of, depending on your company size and location. Below is how your company could be considered in 2022.

 

The following awards categories will be determined for each of these locations: Austin, Boston, Chicago, Colorado, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle and the Bay Area. 

●   100 Best Places to Work

●   50 Best Small Places to Work (Less than 100 employees)

●   100 Best Midsize Places to Work (101-500 employees)

●   *New* 100 Best Large Companies to Work For (501+ employees)

●   50 Best Paying Companies

●   50 Companies with Best Benefits

 

Companies who either have no office locations or can hire in all 50 states are eligible for the following list:

●   50 Best Remote-First Companies to Work For

September 13 – November 12, 2021:

Complete the following steps:

 

●   Update the “Perks of Working Here” section of your Company Profile. Make sure all of the benefits you offer are selected so you have the best chance of being on this year’s list. 

 

●   Update the Local and Total Employee Headcount on your Company Profile. This helps our algorithm determine which lists you qualify for. 

 

●   Submit 5 employee salaries. The salaries you submit will remain anonymous. We will not be accepting salaries that were submitted before June of 2020. Submit salaries here: Austin, Boston, Chicago, Colorado, LA, NYC, Bay Area, Seattle, Remote

 

Are you a remote company? 

Be sure to complete the steps above on BuiltIn.com, not a local site. You must change the location on your Company Profile to be “Fully Remote.” 

 

Early December 2021:

Best Places to Work 2022 winners will be notified of the list(s) they’re featured in via email. 

 

January 5, 2022:

Best Places to Work 2022 lists are published and announced on this date. 

One of Built In’s roles in the tech community is to connect awesome, talented people with the nation’s most innovative companies. We see Best Places to Work as a way to further that goal and make it easier for exceptional professionals to find great companies they love.

The overall Best Places to Work list features the top 100 companies in each market. Additional lists feature the 50 Best Small Places to Work (<100 employees), 100 Best Midsize Places to Work (101-500 employees), 100 Best Large Places to Work (> 501 employees), 50 Best Paying Companies, 50 Companies with Best Benefits and 50 Best Remote-First Companies to Work For.

This year’s lists will showcase the employers who have created a culture that supports employees — no matter if they’re in the office or at home — and is truly diverse, equitable and inclusive, among other foundational culture programs.

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%. 

 

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:

●   Culture – *New*

●   Diversity – *New*

●   Health Insurance & Wellness

●   Retirement & Stock Options

●   Child Care & Parental Leave 

●   Vacation & Time Off 

●   Perks & Discounts

●   Professional Development

 

We use the salary data to evaluate your company relative to other companies in your market and category. In addition to this, we display aggregate salary information in our salary tool. We do not list salary information for specific positions by company. Salary information is fully anonymous.

To be eligible for inclusion in Best Places to Work, you need to complete the following steps before November 12, 2021. Information submitted after that date will not be factored into this year’s awards. Please note, eligibility does not guarantee inclusion on any Best Places to Work 2022 lists.

 

1.     Update the “Perks of Working Here” section of your Company Profile. Make sure this information is up to date so you have the best chance of being on this year’s list. 

 

2.     Update Local and Total Employee Headcount on your Company Profile. 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. 

 

3.     Submit 5 employee salaries. The salaries you submit will remain anonymous. Salaries submitted before June of 2020 will not be accepted. Submit your salaries here: Austin, Boston, Chicago, Colorado, LA, NYC, Bay Area, Seattle, Remote

 

 

 

To get your Built In Company Profile up and running — or to claim an existing profile — click here.

The Best Places to Work 2022 winners will be announced on January 5, 2022.

Ahead of the announcement, we will notify all winners regarding which list(s) they are featured in. We will also provide winners a comprehensive media kit to share the news with their networks as well as a plethora of Best Places to Work 2022 badges to showcase their recognition.

Last year we introduced our 100 Best Large Places to Work list which recognized companies across the nation with a large workforce. This year, we’re excited to share that not only will we recognize large companies at a national level, but also for each of these markets: Austin, Boston, Chicago, Colorado, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle and San Francisco.

 

Employees with 501+ employees will be eligible for the new lists in these markets. Winners will be determined by rating companies algorithmically based on their compensation, benefits and culture programs.

Built In defines a remote company as one that can either hire in all 50 states or has no office locations.

No. Any company who meets our criteria of being remote (can hire in all 50 states or has no office locations) cannot win a Best Places to Work award in one of our eight markets. 

Unfortunately, no. We recognize that a lot of companies have moved to a more hybrid working model which allows employees to be both remote or in-office, depending on their preference. This is something we absolutely are looking into supporting more of in next year’s program. However, this year we decided to just focus on highlighting the companies who are fully remote (which we define as being able to hire in all 50 states or have no office locations) since we are able to support most companies with a hybrid model through our award program in our local markets.

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