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The 25 Most Satisfying Places to Work in America, According to Employees

When it comes to finding a great place to work, we all have one thing in common. We all want to work for an organization that has a proven track record of being a not-terrible place to work. In fact, I think it’s safe to say that most of us want to work somewhere that feels satisfying.

Satisfying in this case means that even though you might not be passionate about what your daily job entails, you love the organization you work for. These are just the kind of organizations we at PayScale sought to recognize in the PayScale Hero Awards, where we found over 140 companies that are making company cultures that employees truly love.

These are the top 25 on our list:

First Community Bank

  • Percent High Employer Satisfaction: 100%
  • Headquarters Location: Bluefield, Virginia
  • Industry: Finance & Insurance

Legacy Health Systems

  • Percent High Employer Satisfaction: 100%
  • Headquarters Location: Portland, Oregon
  • Industry: Health Care

St. Luke’s Hospital and Health Network

  • Percent High Employer Satisfaction: 100%
  • Headquarters Location: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Industry: Health Care

Teamhealth

  • Percent High Employer Satisfaction: 100%
  • Headquarters Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Industry: Health Care

King County

  • Percent High Employer Satisfaction: 97%
  • Headquarters Location: Seattle, Washington
  • Industry: Government

University of South Carolina

  • Percent High Employer Satisfaction: 95%
  • Headquarters Location: Columbia, South Carolina
  • Industry: Education

All Children’s Hospital

  • Percent High Employer Satisfaction: 95%
  • Headquarters Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Industry: Health Care

Infor Global Solutions

  • Percent High Employer Satisfaction: 95%
  • Headquarters Location: New York, New York
  • Industry: Tech

Patterson Dental Co

  • Percent High Employer Satisfaction: 95%
  • Headquarters Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Industry: Tech

Bradsfield & Gorrie, LLC

  • Percent High Employer Satisfaction: 94%
  • Headquarters Location: Birmingham, Alabama
  • Industry: Construction

UNC Chapel Hill

  • Percent High Employer Satisfaction: 94%
  • Headquarters Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Industry: Education

Ameren Corp

  • Percent High Employer Satisfaction: 94%
  • Headquarters Location: St. Louis, Missouri
  • Industry: Energy & Utilities

Gannet Fleming Inc.

  • Percent High Employer Satisfaction: 94%
  • Headquarters Location: Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
  • Industry: Engineering & Science

County of Santa Clara

  • Percent High Employer Satisfaction: 94%
  • Headquarters Location: San Jose, California
  • Industry: Government

Aspirus

  • Percent High Employer Satisfaction: 94%
  • Headquarters Location: Wausau, Wisconsin
  • Industry: Health Care

Memorialcare

  • Percent High Employer Satisfaction: 94%
  • Headquarters Location: Fountain Valley, California
  • Industry: Health Care

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

  • Percent High Employer Satisfaction: 94%
  • Headquarters Location: Memphis, Tennessee
  • Industry: Health Care

Deere & Company

  • Percent High Employer Satisfaction: 94%
  • Headquarters Location: Moline, Illinois
  • Industry: Manufacturing

Smartsheet

  • Percent High Employer Satisfaction: 94%
  • Headquarters Location: Bellevue, Washington
  • Industry: Tech

McCormick and Taylor, Inc.

  • Percent High Employer Satisfaction: 93%
  • Headquarters Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Industry: Engineering & Science

City of Los Angeles

  • Percent High Employer Satisfaction: 93%
  • Headquarters Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Industry: Government

All Pets Veterinary Hospital

  • Percent High Employer Satisfaction: 93%
  • Headquarters Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • Industry: Health Care

American Health Network

  • Percent High Employer Satisfaction: 93%
  • Headquarters Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Industry: Health Care

Ebenezer

  • Percent High Employer Satisfaction: 93%
  • Headquarters Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Industry: Health Care

Legacy Healthcare

  • Percent High Employer Satisfaction: 93%
  • Headquarters Location: Irvine, California
  • Industry: Health Care

Methodology

Employers are included in the list if at least 80 percent of employees reported high satisfaction and the result was statistically significant. For employers with over 85 percent of employees satisfied, we included all employers with a margin of error smaller than +-10 percent. For employers between 80 percent and 85 percent, we include employers with a margin of error +-5 percent. In this sense, we can say that all employers on the list have levels of satisfaction statistically significantly higher than 75 percent. Overall, we examined 276,067 salary profiles from 62,501 distinct employers. These profiles were collected between November 2015 and November 2017.

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