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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dentiom03

costco's opening its first facility in this area next month. i will most certainly join.

October 09 2014 at 3:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
guso

SOME of the people hired on minimum wage respond
like their dead so they will never get a living wage.

September 20 2014 at 10:45 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
jakkelley47

i will never go to cosco again just because the old man censored that book.

September 19 2014 at 7:46 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joseph

The best companies I have ever worked for are the ones I owned, try it you'll like it

September 01 2014 at 1:57 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
computergolfguy

Glad to see Chevron on this list. Their pay is above the industry standard, and employee benefits are truly outstanding. Best employee stock plan around, I believe. I was treated with courtesy and respect in all the years I was with chevron. The multi-national workforce is highly professional in both the upstream and downstream, and their management team continues to be world class. An excellent employment opportunity in the USA and in 38 foreign countries. Women and minorities are well represented across the board including upper level staff and management. Chevron common stock (CVX) is a solid portfolio brick in employee retirement planning and an excellent value for the non-employee shareholder as well- (check their history); this is truly a well-managed organization top-to-bottom. As a Chevron retiree, Chevron contributes annually to the non-profit where I volunteer, and to communities wherever they operate. They give a lot each year to charities, and I am proud to be associated with this company.

August 27 2014 at 11:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
joper201

There are is a great many ignorant people on this thread.
COSTCO does NOT carry the diverse line of products other retailers do.
Costco earned 2 BILLION DOLLARS just from their membership fee's last year.
That's before they sold one gallon of gas or two gallons of milk.
If you have ever shopped at Costco you would notice the quality of employee they hire.
They are all well groomed, dressed appropriately, well spoken, very courteous and helpful.

There is absolutely no way to compare Costco to any other retailer as they are more selective in their hiring, carry a less products and make billions from their membership fee's annually.

August 27 2014 at 2:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
JOSE--USMC--0311

IF COSCO PAYS THEIR WORKERS $ 15 AN HOUR PLUS A GREAT PENSION AND HEALTH BENEFITS , WHY CAN'T OTHER COMPANIES DO THE SAME ????

August 25 2014 at 11:01 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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redandwhitenomad

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.

August 21 2014 at 4:36 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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JOSE--USMC--0311

MICROSOFT DID FIRED 18,000 PEOPLE, BUT IS ASKING CONGRESS FOR REPLACEMENTS...MICROSOFT WANTS H-1-B VISA WORKERS FROM FOREIGN COUNTRIES, THEY WORK FOR A LOT LESS MONEY...

August 25 2014 at 11:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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joper201

Do your research!!!!!!
They have a much better education.

August 27 2014 at 2:44 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down
guso

SMART MOVE,
WHY PAY ALOT IF YOU CAN GET IT AT LESS.
CALLED A FREE MARKET PLACE

September 20 2014 at 10:36 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down
drtmalek

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 +1 rate up rate down Reply
setanta54s_back

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 +1 rate up rate down Reply
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Just_Curious

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 +1 rate up rate down Reply
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liontwin33

So true. Wallyworld has the highest percentage of employees here in the state of Washington, on some form of public assistance. That speaks volumes, doesn't it? I have not, and never will, set foot in one of their stores.

September 18 2014 at 2:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down
Happypoolprune

Sounds like you were turned down for a membership - too bad - sour grapes. For the money I save over Walmart - the dues pays for itself - and then some. Tough luck if you don't have the credentials to shop there -

August 25 2014 at 1:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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guso

IF THOSE PEOPLED DIDN'T WORK AT WALMART THEY WOULD STILL BE COLLECTING BENEFITS
SO WHAT ISYOUR POINT ?

September 20 2014 at 10:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down

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