HR Tech Vendors Enjoy Spotlight in Comparably’s Latest ‘Best Places to Work’ Lists

Why should Glassdoor have all the fun?

Santa Monica, California-based Comparably, a relatively new player in the anonymous employee review space, has released its year-end ‘Best Places to Work’ lists. It coincides with Glassdoor’s lists, released this month as well.

Dating back to Nov. 2017, Comparably surveyed nearly 10 million employee ratings across 50,000 U.S. companies. Employees were asked more than 50 questions about how their employer ranked in terms of compensation, leadership, opportunities for professional development, work-life balance, and perks and benefits.

Among large companies, the Top 10 cultures went like this:

  1. Costco
  2. Google
  3. T-Mobile
  4. HubSpot
  5. Aflac
  6. Insight Global
  7. Intuit
  8. Salesforce
  9. Blizzard Entertainment
  10. Starbucks

Costco rocketed to the top ranking after being No. 35 in 2017. Google was last year’s top company. T-Mobile also enjoyed a bump after being No. 14 last year. Facebook fell to No. 16 after being last year’s No. 3-ranked employer.

In the employment space, a few companies enjoyed some real estate on the list. ADP came in at No. 23, with LinkedIn close behind at No. 25. Indeed came in at No. 43.

Among small- and medium-sized companies, the Top 10 list was as follows:

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  1. Highspot
  2. Drift
  3. Sendgrid
  4. TripActions
  5. Phenom People
  6. Pipedrive
  8. CultureIQ
  9. Sitetracker
  10. Greenhouse

As you can see from Phenom People, CultureIQ, and Greenhouse making the Top 10 list, employment vendors fared well on Comparably’s list. Another HR vendor making the Top 50 was KRT Marketing at No. 23. Phenom People was also recognized in the Best CEO and Best Diversity categories. Lever’s CEO Sarah Nahm made the CEO list, coming in at No. 49.

Other recruiting technologies that enjoyed inclusion were Greenhouse, which ranked No. 11 for employing women in the small- to mid-sized organizations. Cornerstone OnDemand (9), Indeed (24), LinkedIn (28), and Workday (49) were all listed among the best companies for diversity.

Indeed was listed as one of the best places for “professional development.” LinkedIn (11), Cornerstone OnDemand (17), Indeed (28), and Workday (48) were recognized for having the best leadership teams. LinkedIn (18) and Indeed (28) were recognized for having competitive compensation. LinkedIn (11), Cornerstone OnDemand (16), and Indeed (30) were highlighted for their perks and benefits. Lastly, LinkedIn was the only vendor recognized for overall happiness, coming in at No. 9.

To access all Comparably’s lists and all the winners, click here. For maximum marketing potential, Comparably even breaks out most major cities. You can also access an interview Cheddar had with Comparably’s CEO and  Jason Nazar on the result by clicking here.

Joel Cheesman has over 20 years experience in the online recruitment space. He worked for both international and local job boards in the late ‘90s and early ‘00s. In 2005, Cheesman founded HRSEO, a search engine marketing company for HR, as well as launching an award-winning industry blog called Cheezhead. He has been featured in Fast Company and US News and World Report. He sold his company in 2009 to He was employed by EmployeeScreenIQ, a background check company. He is the founder of Ratedly, an app that monitors anonymous employee reviews. He is married and the father of three children. He lives in Indianapolis.


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