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 greatplacetowork.com.
Revenue: $55.5 billion
Headquarters: Mountain View, Calif.
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."