The 2018 Hero Awards
MOST SATISFYING ORGS TO WORK FOR


In a perfect world, we would all work for organizations that make us feel satisfied. The reality is that finding the right employer isn’t an easy process. Sometimes you accept a job with a new organization and it ends up being the exact opposite of what you had expected. Perhaps it’s the people you work with or the org culture (or lack thereof).

The bottom line is, you can hate the line of work you’re in and still really love the organization for which you work. You could be passionate about the organizational values, admire how the org operates internally or simply love your co-workers.

Want to find a great employer? Start by looking at the organizations that have the most satisfied employees. You’ll get an idea of which organizations can count their employees among their biggest fans. For us, these employers are true PayScale Heroes.

 

Here are the
Heroes
Employer
% Highly Satisfied Employees
Industry
100%
Industry: Finance & Insurance
Headquarters: Bluefield, Virginia
CEO: Gary R. MIlls
100%
Industry: Health Care
Headquarters: Portland, Oregon
CEO: George J. Brown
Headquarters: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
CEO: Richard A. Anderson
100%
Industry: Health Care
Headquarters: Knoxville, Tennessee
CEO: Leif M. Murphy
97%
Industry: Government
Headquarters: Seattle, Washington
CEO: Dow Constantine (King County Executive)
95%
Industry: Health Care
Headquarters: St. Petersburg, Florida
CEO: Jonathan M. Ellen
95%
Industry: Tech
Headquarters: New York, New York
CEO: Charles Phillips
95%
Industry: Tech
Headquarters: Saint Paul, Minnesota
CEO: Mark S. Walchirk
Headquarters: Columbia, South Carolina
CEO: Harris Pastides
94%
Industry: Energy & Utilities
Headquarters: St. Louis, Missouri
CEO: Warner L. Baxter
94%
Industry: Health Care
Headquarters: Wausau, Wisconsin
CEO: Matthew F. Heywood
94%
Industry: Construction
Headquarters: Birmingham, Alabama
CEO: James Gorrie
94%
Industry: Government
Headquarters: San Jose, California
CEO: Dr. Jeffrey Smith
94%
Industry: Manufacturing
Headquarters: Moline, Illinois
CEO: Samuel R. Allen
94%
Industry: Engineering & Science
Headquarters: Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
CEO: Robert Scaer
94%
Industry: Health Care
Headquarters: Fountain Valley, California
CEO: Barry Arbuckle
94%
Industry: Tech
Headquarters: Bellevue, Washington
CEO: Mark Mader
Headquarters: Memphis, Tennessee
CEO: James R. Downing
94%
Industry: Education
Headquarters: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
CEO: Carol L. Folt (Chancellor)
93%
Industry: Tech
Headquarters: San Francisco, California
CEO: Brian Chesky
93%
Industry: Health Care
Headquarters: Rancho Palos Verdes, California
CEO: Samantha Sanchez
93%
Industry: Health Care
Headquarters: Indianapolis, Indiana
CEO: Ben Park
93%
Industry: Nonprofits
Headquarters: Dallas, Texas
CEO: Nancy Brown
93%
Industry: Government
Headquarters: Los Angeles, California
CEO: Mayor Eric Garcetti
93%
Industry: Health Care
Headquarters: Minneapolis, Minnesota
CEO: Mark F. Thomas
93%
Industry: Real Estate & Rental/Leasing
Headquarters: Houston, Texas
CEO: Jeffrey C. Hines
93%
Industry: Health Care
Headquarters: Irvine, California
CEO: Jeffery B. Hendrickson
93%
Industry: Engineering & Science
Headquarters: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
CEO: James C. Wiggans
93%
Industry: Health Care
Headquarters: Cambridge, Massachusetts
CEO: Patrick Wardell
93%
Industry: Nonprofits
Headquarters: Deerfield Beach, Florida
CEO: Richard Weissman
92%
Industry: Education
Headquarters: Logan, Utah
CEO: Noelle E. Cockett
91%
Industry: Transportation & Warehousing
Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia
CEO: Ed Bastian
91%
Industry: Tech
Headquarters: Menlo Park, California
CEO: Mark Zuckerberg
91%
Industry: Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation
Headquarters: New York, New York
CEO: Steven R. Swartz
91%
Industry: Health Care
Headquarters: Dallas, Texas
CEO: R. Steven Paulson
91%
Industry: Manufacturing
Headquarters: Alpharetta, Georgia
CEO: Patrick Bass
90%
Industry: Health Care
Headquarters: Morristown, New Jersey
CEO: Brian Gragnolati
90%
Industry: Health Care
Headquarters: Daytona Beach, Florida
CEO: Jeff Feasel
90%
Industry: Manufacturing
Headquarters: Lake Forest, Illinois
CEO: Andrew K. Silvernail
90%
Industry: Health Care
Headquarters: Murray, Utah
CEO: A. Marc Harrison
90%
Industry: Government
Headquarters: Pasadena, California
CEO: Michael M. Watkins (Director)
90%
Industry: Engineering & Science
Headquarters: Bethesda, Maryland
CEO: Francis S. Collins (Director)
90%
Industry: Engineering & Science
Headquarters: Arlington, Virginia
CEO: John Heller
90%
Industry: Energy & Utilities
Headquarters: San Francisco, California
CEO: Geisha J. Williams
90%
Industry: Health Care
Headquarters: Broomfield, Colorado
CEO: Lydia Jumonville
90%
Industry: Government
Headquarters: Washington, District of Columbia
CEO: Admiral Paul F. Zukunft (Commandant)
90%
Industry: Nonprofits
Headquarters: Alexandria, Virginia
CEO: Brian A. Gallagher
90%
Industry: Retail & Customer Service
Headquarters: Orlando, Florida
CEO: David Siegel
89%
Industry: Construction
Headquarters: Dallas, Texas
CEO: John Rempe
89%
Industry: Tech
Headquarters: Irvine, California
CEO: Michael Morhaime
89%
Industry: Government
Headquarters: Boston, Massachusetts
CEO: William Francis Galvin
89%
Industry: Energy & Utilities
Headquarters: Houston, Texas
CEO: Manu Asthana (President)
89%
Industry: Finance & Insurance
Headquarters: Southern Pines, North Carolina
CEO: Michael Mayer
89%
Industry: Manufacturing
Headquarters: Sunnyvale, California
CEO: Gary S. Guthart
89%
Industry: Retail & Customer Service
Headquarters: Columbus, Ohio
CEO: Leslie H. Wexner
89%
Industry: Energy & Utilities
Headquarters: Princeton, New Jersey
CEO: Mauricio Gutierrez
89%
Industry: Finance & Insurance
Headquarters: Vienna, Virginia
CEO: Cutler Dawson
89%
Industry: Tech
Headquarters: Raleigh, North Carolina
CEO: James Whitehurst
89%
Industry: Health Care
Headquarters: Chicago, Illinois
CEO: Jon DeLuca
89%
Industry: Manufacturing
Headquarters: Minneapolis, Minnesota
CEO: Michael J. Hoffman
89%
Industry: Tech
Headquarters: Plano, Texas
CEO: John S. Marr Jr.
89%
Industry: Education
Headquarters: Austin, Texas
CEO: Gregory L. Fenves
88%
Industry: Construction
Headquarters: Tampa, Florida
CEO: John Zettel
88%
Industry: Health Care
Headquarters: Gastonia, North Carolina
CEO: Chris Peek
88%
Industry: Health Care
Headquarters: Los Angeles, California
CEO: Thomas M. Priselac
Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia
CEO: Anne Schuchat (Acting Director)
88%
Industry: Tech
Headquarters: Boise, Idaho
CEO: David Boren
88%
Industry: Energy & Utilities
Headquarters: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
CEO: David A. Hager
88%
Industry: Manufacturing
Headquarters: Indianapolis, Indiana
CEO: Edward D. Breen
88%
Industry: Retail & Customer Service
Headquarters: Mahwah, New Jersey
CEO: David R. Jaffe
Headquarters: Washington, D.C.
CEO: Christopher Wray (Director)
88%
Industry: Manufacturing
Headquarters: Boulder, Colorado
CEO: Farzin Lalezari
88%
Industry: Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation
Headquarters: Chicago, Illinois
CEO: Mark S. Hoplamazian
88%
Industry: Tech
Headquarters: Sunnyvale, California
CEO: Rami Rahim
88%
Industry: Health Care
Headquarters: Louisville, Kentucky
CEO: David Causby (President)
88%
Industry: Construction
Headquarters: Bismarck, North Dakota
CEO: David C. Barney
88%
Industry: Agencies & Consultancies
Headquarters: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
CEO: Sean Reilly
88%
Industry: Health Care
Headquarters: Scottsdale, Arizona
CEO: Barry M. Smith
88%
Industry: Health Care
Headquarters: Midland, Michigan
CEO: Diane Postler-Slattery
88%
Industry: Finance & Insurance
Headquarters: Fort Mill, South Carolina
CEO: Casey Crawford
88%
Industry: Health Care
Headquarters: Dallas, Texas
CEO: Frederick P. Cerise
88%
Industry: Agencies & Consultancies
Headquarters: Southfield, Michigan
CEO: Anthony Belloli
88%
Industry: Manufacturing
Headquarters: Lansdale, Pennsylvania
CEO: Alrik Danielson
88%
Industry: Health Care
Headquarters: Billings, Montana
CEO: Steve Loveless
88%
Industry: Finance & Insurance
Headquarters: Omaha, Nebraska
CEO: Tim Hockey
88%
Industry: Health Care
Headquarters: Los Angeles, California
CEO: John C. Mazziotta
88%
Industry: Health Care
Headquarters: Los Angeles, California
CEO: Thomas E. Jackiewicz
Headquarters: Little Rock, Arkansas
CEO: Stephanie Gardner (Interim Chancellor)
88%
Industry: Health Care
Headquarters: Chicago, Illinois
CEO: Sharon O’Keefe (President)
Headquarters: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
CEO: Jason R. Sanders (Provost)
88%
Industry: Engineering & Science
Headquarters: Burbank, California
CEO: Kevin Tsujihara
88%
Industry: Manufacturing
Headquarters: Rockford, Michigan
CEO: Blake W. Krueger
88%
Industry: Tech
Headquarters: Seattle, Washington
CEO: Spencer Rascoff
87%
Industry: Manufacturing
Headquarters: San Antonio, Texas
CEO: Gregory J. Goff
87%
Industry: Manufacturing
Headquarters: Murray Hill, New Jersey
CEO: Timothy Ring
87%
Industry: Finance & Insurance
Headquarters: Richmond, Virginia
CEO: Thomas J. McInerney
87%
Industry: Health Care
Headquarters: Des Moines, Iowa
CEO: Joel Nelson
87%
Industry: Government
Headquarters: New York, New York
CEO: James P. O'Neill (Commissioner)
87%
Industry: Engineering & Science
Headquarters: East Hanover, New Jersey
CEO: Vasant (Vas) Narasimhan, M.D.
87%
Industry: Tech
Headquarters: San Antonio, Texas
CEO: Joe Eazor
87%
Industry: Health Care
Headquarters: Fall River, Massachusetts
CEO: Keith A. Hovan
86%
Industry: Finance & Insurance
Headquarters: Indianpolis, Indiana
CEO: Gail K. Boudreaux
86%
Industry: Engineering & Science
Headquarters: Wilmington, Delaware
CEO: Ruud Dobber (President, U.S.)
86%
Industry: Health Care
Headquarters: Clearwater, Florida
CEO: Tommy Inzina
86%
Industry: Health Care
Headquarters: Wayne, Pennsylvania
CEO: Bobby Kutteh
86%
Industry: Government
Headquarters: Arlington, Virginia
CEO: William J. Lynn III
86%
Industry: Education
Headquarters: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
CEO: John A. Fry
86%
Industry: Finance & Insurance
Headquarters: St. Louis, Missouri
CEO: James D. Weddle
86%
Industry: Health Care
Headquarters: Manchester, New Hampshire
CEO: Doug Dean
86%
Industry: Construction
Headquarters: Austin, Texas
CEO: Bill Graham (President)
86%
Industry: Manufacturing
Headquarters: Pawtucket, Rhode Island
CEO: Brian D. Goldner
86%
Industry: Health Care
Headquarters: Brentwood, Tennessee
CEO: James A. Deal
86%
Industry: Retail & Customer Service
Headquarters: Midvale, Utah
CEO: Dr. Patrick M. Byrne
86%
Industry: Manufacturing
Headquarters: Wickliffe, Ohio
CEO: Eric R. Schnur
86%
Industry: Health Care
Headquarters: Minnetonka, Minnesota
CEO: Steve Nelson
86%
Industry: Education
Headquarters: Iowa City, Iowa
CEO: Bruce Harreld
85%
Industry: Engineering & Science
Headquarters: Thousand Oaks, California
CEO: Robert A. Bradway
85%
Industry: Manufacturing
Headquarters: Naples, Florida
CEO: Reinhold D. Schmieding
85%
Industry: Finance & Insurance
Headquarters: St. Louis, Missouri
CEO: Michael F. Neidorff
85%
Industry: Finance & Insurance
Headquarters: Los Angeles, California
CEO: Russell Goldsmith
85%
Industry: Education
Headquarters: Clemson, South Carolina
CEO: James P. Clements (President)
85%
Industry: Tech
Headquarters: Redwood City, California
CEO: Andrew Wilson
85%
Industry: Retail & Customer Service
Headquarters: Columbus, Ohio
CEO: David Kornberg
85%
Industry: Real Estate & Rental/Leasing
Headquarters: Folsom, California
CEO: Dennis Treadaway
85%
Industry: Manufacturing
Headquarters: Olathe, Kansas
CEO: Clifton A. Pemble
85%
Industry: Construction
Headquarters: Miami, Florida
CEO: Stuart Miller
85%
Industry: Health Care
Headquarters: Columbus, Ohio
CEO: Edward H. Lamb
85%
Industry: Government
Headquarters: Washington, District of Columbia
CEO: Michael T. Reynolds
85%
Industry: Health Care
Headquarters: Tupelo, Mississippi
CEO: Shane Spees
85%
Industry: Health Care
Headquarters: Chicago, Illinois
CEO: Dean M. Harrison
85%
Industry: Health Care
Headquarters: Louisville, Kentucky
CEO: Russell F. Cox
85%
Industry: Engineering & Science
Headquarters: Houston, Texas
CEO: Roderick A. Larson
85%
Industry: Health Care
Headquarters: Albany, Georgia
CEO: Joel Wernick
85%
Industry: Health Care
Headquarters: Raleigh, North Carolina
CEO: Steve Burriss (President)
85%
Industry: Finance & Insurance
Headquarters: Oaks, Pennsylvania
CEO: Alfred P. West, Jr.
85%
Industry: Health Care
Headquarters: Houston, Texas
CEO: Cathy Easter
Headquarters: Weston, Florida
CEO: Scott Scherr
85%
Industry: Finance & Insurance
Headquarters: Minneapolis, Minnesota
CEO: Bradford L. Hewitt
84%
Industry: Manufacturing
Headquarters: Kalamazoo, Michigan
CEO: Kevin A. Lobo
83%
Industry: Government
Headquarters: Washington, District of Columbia
CEO: Ann Linehan (Acting Director)
83%
Industry: Tech
Headquarters: Stamford, Connecticut
CEO: Jeff Bewkes
82%
Industry: Finance & Insurance
Headquarters: New York, New York
CEO: Alan D. Schnitzer
81%
Industry: Engineering & Science
Headquarters: Dallas, Texas
CEO: Steven J. Demetriou
81%
Industry: Health Care
Headquarters: Rochester, Minnesota
CEO: John H. Noseworthy
81%
Industry: Finance & Insurance
Headquarters: Columbus, Ohio
CEO: Stephen Rasmussen
80%
Industry: Manufacturing
Headquarters: Dearborn, Michigan
CEO: Jim Hackett
80%
Industry: Agencies & Consultancies
Headquarters: Kansas City, Missouri
CEO: Jeffrey J. Jones II
80%
Industry: Health Care
Headquarters: Oakland, California
CEO: Richard S. Isaacs