25 Companies With The Best Pay and Benefits

In-house laundry, anyone?

Would-be customers wait impatiently for a Costco
Getty ImagesCostco, the only retailer to make the list, is known for having better pay and benefits than its competitors.

Glassdoor.com has just released its report on the companies with the best compensation and benefits, drawing on its vast supply of employee data to create a definitive list of some of the best places to work today.

The tech sector dominates the list, with Google grabbing the top spot while Adobe and Facebook land in the top five. Maybe it has something to do with those free lunches we keep hearing about (although the IRS may soon put a stop to that).

Slightly more surprising is the presence of Costco, which ranked number two overall despite being the only retailer on the list. The wholesaler has made a name for itself as the "anti-Walmart," rejecting the notion that large-scale retailers have to skimp on salaries and benefits in order to remain competitive.

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In addition to compensation, the survey evaluated subsidized healthcare plans, 401(k), holiday pay, and flexible schedules, as well as less typical perks like free food, transportation, and in-house laundry services. Click through the slideshow below to check out the complete list.

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Are you high or what? Microsoft just laid off a bunch of people.
It would figure Monsanto would be there. They have been killing us for years.
This entire list is like comparing apples to oranges.

Yesterday at 4:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Verizon is the most dishonest company in my experience as a custuemr of over 25 years. Charges are bogus and they cheat.

July 18 2014 at 11:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

LM@O !
and all the little dweebs PAY FOR THIS and are simply soooooooo superior to all refusing to PAY TO SHOP there or those that simply CANNOT PAY TO SHOP THERE.

how come co$tcO doesn't open their doors TO ALL ONCE A YEAR ?
LM@O ! why.... they have to KEEP OUT THE RIFF RAFF.

WHAT'S THEIR ANNUAL membership fee now ?

June 15 2014 at 11:26 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to setanta54s_back's comment

Yes. I pay for the privilege of having people who are paid a living wage with benefits, provide me with service. Same ones in my local store for over 10 years.

I pay way more in tax dollars for your discounted shopping at Walmart...food stamps... subsidized healthcare... and really scary posts on the internet. so can we send you the bill?

June 16 2014 at 8:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I know for sure that age is definately a discirmination factor in hiring. My son is experiencing it and has been for over a year. Also being unemployed for a period of time does not help. Doesn't matter about previous work longevity. It all comes down to who you know and sometimes that does not even help!

June 11 2014 at 12:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I work as a manager in one of the well know Hosptal in new york citiy, In year 2012, I host a think you party for my
staff of 268 Three tours. I work great people.

C Hi

June 02 2014 at 7:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Doesn't matter, if you are over 50 years of age, no one will hire you, despite having 30+ years experience and a degree. Age discrimination is alive and well.

May 28 2014 at 7:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

If you want to make money without a degree try supporting this;


May 28 2014 at 2:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

You mean Wal Mart didn't make the list? Imagine that. Personally, although I am retired now (with a defined benefit pension), I'd like to put in a good word for UTC Carrier.

May 28 2014 at 2:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

i find this list odd... is it the top 25 companies for minimum wage/low-skilled workers?

i've worked for two of the most prestigious aerospace companies, as a technical designer with an associates degree, in the past decade- first boeing and now gulfstream- and have averaged $200k/yr (averaged 65 hrs/wk of OT, with 3 weeks of vacay and great medical benefits. i was vested in boeing's retirement plan before i left.

prior to my aerospace years i worked for the world's ;argest automoive supplier, bosch, and made $150k/yr consistently and ALL medical bennies were paid. plus matching 401k contributions. plus several overseas assignments (germany, japan, sweden) where they pay lump sum bonuses, increased expat pay, and paid for me and the wife to travel all over and expensed every penny.

why aren't companies like these mentioned?

i doubt costco or verizon or most of these other companies can even come close to places i've worked/work for.

May 28 2014 at 1:50 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
3 replies to johnny_lee_konkaroo's comment

The article is really poorly written. The comment about Costco " the wholesaler has made a name for itself as the "antiwalmart'....... comment is biased and misleading. Membership is the driving force behind profits at Costco. If ant retailer could charge people to enter their respective business, pricing structure would be completely different. So, the comparison is both misleading and unfair.

May 28 2014 at 11:58 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to chrissf4529's comment

Costco has far better quality than wallmart , it is like comparing 7/11 with a fine wine shop , sorry you cannot afford the membership , if you had you would be saving right now

May 28 2014 at 9:26 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to realrambo's comment

LOL and how many OTHER stores have wine/gourmet dept and ALL WITHOUT demanding an entrance fee as in your bs membership costs ?
what's costcO_s PROFITS from the dweebs PAYING TO SHOP THERE ???
as for saving ? LOL

June 15 2014 at 11:35 AM Report abuse rate up rate down

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