The 25 Best Global Companies to Work For

A recent study of multi-national companies by workplace consultant and research firm Great Place to Work ranks the world?s best employers.

These 25 companies have appeared on at least five of GPTW?s national great workplace lists, employ more than 5,000 people worldwide, and must have 40% of their workforce located outside of their home country. For the complete methodology, visit

1. Google

Revenue: $55.5 billion
Headquarters: Mountain View, Calif.
Employees: 43,862

Google?s perks and pay are well known: free high-quality meals, meditation facilities, onsite health professionals and fitness centers. Less known are internal programs like ?Grow,? which helps employees find opportunities, resources and advice for their professional development. The ?Grow? one-stop shop allows employees to manage their growth within the company. This year, Google added more programs related to parenthood, childcare and finance. Google employees receive recognition through a hub called ?gThanks? that gives feedback and peer bonuses. Says one employee, “Google has a genuine interest in developing their employees’ careers, especially when it comes to internal mobility. There are tons of opportunities everywhere and Google really invests in their employees to retain their top talent.”

2. SAS

Revenue: $3.02 billion
Headquarters: Cary, N.C.
Employees: 13,679

The business analytics software and services company has an Employee Volunteer Fund that provides a cash contribution to education-based nonprofit organizations where an employee has donated at least 50 hours of volunteer support in three out of four quarters throughout a year. Last year, SAS employees volunteered more than 24,000 hours, resulting in $84,250 given to schools. At headquarters, SAS also has on-campus healthcare center, which provides free health and wellness programs to employees and their families. Employees can see a health care professional, pick up a prescription at the on-campus pharmacy and be back at their desk in just a half hour. There?s also an in-door pool, yoga classes at the fitness center, or programs ranging from parenting to stress management at the on-site Work-Life Center. The perks seem to work: The company?s turnover rate is 3 percent, well below the industry average of 15%. Says CEO and founder Jim Goodnight, ?SAS? philosophy has been focused on people and well-being since day one. We take great pride in caring for every aspect of the employee experience.?

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