Best Companies To Work For

Here are Fortune’s top five companies and a few more interesting businesses that made the list.

1. Google — Mountain View, Calif.

With impressive perks like stocked microkitchens, communal bikes and massage chairs floating around Google‘s Mountain View campus, it’s no wonder the 15-year-old tech company has made the number one slot on Fortune’s list five times. This past year saw Google’s stock climb to over $1,000, which directly benefits employees, all of whom are stockholders.

And now the company has a philanthropic focus: “Google donates $50 for every five hours an employee volunteers,” according to Fortune.

2. SAS — Cary, N.C.

SAS Institute is a lead developer of analytics software, known for offering unique benefits like unlimited sick time and subsidized Montessori child care. Feeling ill? The company also boasts an onsite health center with 53 medical and support staff that’s made available to family members.

3. The Boston Consulting Group — Boston

This management consulting firm has been around for over 50 years and is well-known for its highly compensated employees and rigorous recruitment process.

Fortune reports that at a global broadcast on the company’s anniversary, employees were given an interactive desk sculpture with a quote from founder Bruce Henderson: “Archimedes said that if he were given a long enough lever and a place to stand, he could move the world. We have a place to stand. It is BCG.”

4. Edward Jones — St. Louis

For Edward Jones, the past year was defined by growth: The financial services company hired 3,000 employees in 2013 and now has nearly as many locations as Starbucks. It may be a big company, made up of over 38,000 people, but these financial planners and tax accountants are a loyal bunch. “Turnover is at an industry low of 8 percent, and more than a third of the firm’s financial advisors are more than 50 years old,” according to Fortune.

5. Quicken Loans — Detroit

Detroit may be in the depths of a financial crisis, but Quicken Loans is still luring job-seekers to the city with attractive incentives like $20,000 in forgivable home loans. According to Fortune, 2,500 applicants showed up at a recent job fair in downtown Detroit.

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