The Top 15 Companies That Promote A Positive Workplace

Blind is a cool app that offers 5 million workers in tech, finance and other sectors a platform to share their thoughts and opinions anonymously. The result is that you get raw, honest insights and insider perspectives on what’s really going on. 

Blind conducted a survey to gain the “pulse” of how people feel about their jobs and business leadership, exclusively for the Happy at Work podcast and Forbes readers. 

According to Rick Chen, the company’s director of public relations, “Many companies employ employee engagement surveys, but they are unpopular among workers. Professionals often feel like their responses go into a black hole. Leadership and HR teams typically do not share insights from the survey, and it is unclear if they take any action from the feedback.”

Chen said, “Blind’s mission is to bring transparency to the workplace. We created Pulse so that professionals can understand any company’s culture and access verified employee sentiment in real-time.”

To determine top-ranked companies, Blind looked for six factors: high employee engagement, trust in leadership, career development opportunities, positive work-life balance, respect for diversity and inclusion and compensation.  

The 15 Overall Top-Rated Companies

  1. NVIDIA (81.1)
  2. Google (76.7)
  3. Adobe (73.6)
  4. Indeed (73.2)
  5. Facebook (73.1)
  6. Salesforce (73.1)
  7. LinkedIn (72.7)
  8. Airbnb (72.6)
  9. Apple (72.6)
  10. Microsoft (71.8)
  11. Bloomberg (70.6)
  12. Twitter (68.6)
  13. Capital One (67.2)
  14. Uber (66.9)
  15. Intuit (66.8)

Leadership

The site members were asked the following questions:

  • “I have confidence in the leaders at my company.”
  • “The leaders at my company have communicated a vision that motivates me.”
  • “The leaders at my company keep people informed about what is happening.”

The top 15 ranked companies, in response to being asked the following questions are: 

  1. NVIDIA: 85.4 (trending up)
  2. Adobe: 75.9 (trending down)
  3. Microsoft: 74.6 (hanging steady)
  4. Indeed: 74.5 (hanging steady)
  5. Salesforce: 71.8 (trending down)
  6. Apple: 71.3 (trending down)
  7. Google: 71.2 (hanging steady)
  8. Facebook: 70.6 (hanging steady)
  9. Qualcomm: 69.4 (trending down)
  10. Airbnb: 69.2 (hanging steady)
  11. LinkedIn: 69.1 (hanging steady)
  12. Intuit: 64.9 (hanging steady)
  13. Capital One: 64.6 (hanging steady)
  14. Bloomberg: 63.4 (trending down)
  15. Twitter: 62.6 (trending down)

Work-Life Balance

When given the prompt, “Generally, I believe my workload is reasonable for my role,” the results are stated below:

  1. Indeed: 83.9 (hanging steady)
  2. Google: 83.8 (hanging steady)
  3. Bloomberg: 83.6 (trending down)
  4. Capital One: 80.2 (hanging steady)
  5. LinkedIn: 79.6 (hanging steady)
  6. Salesforce: 79.2 (hanging steady)
  7. NVIDIA: 78.2 (trending up)
  8. Adobe: 76.6 (hanging steady)
  9. SAP: 76.6 (trending up)
  10. IBM: 76.2 (trending up)
  11. Dropbox: 76 (trending up)
  12. Microsoft: 75.7 (hanging steady)
  13. Twitter: 75.5 (trending up)
  14. Airbnb: 75.2 (hanging steady)
  15. VMware: 75 (trending up)

Compensation

“I believe my total compensation (base salary, bonuses, benefits and equity) is fair, relative to similar roles at other companies” elicited the following results.

  1. Airbnb: 85.9 (hanging steady)
  2. Facebook: 83.7 (hanging steady)
  3. Lyft: 78 (hanging steady)
  4. NVIDIA: 77.9 (trending up)
  5. Google: 76.3 (hanging steady)
  6. LinkedIn: 74.6 (hanging steady)
  7. Apple: 74.3 (trending down)
  8. Uber: 71.6 (hanging steady)
  9. Dropbox: 71.1 (trending up)
  10. Twitter: 71 (hanging steady)
  11. Salesforce: 69.6 (trending down)
  12. Indeed: 67.6 (hanging steady)
  13. Adobe: 65.8 (trending down)
  14. Bloomberg: 63.6 (trending down)
  15. Intuit: 62.5 (hanging steady

Company Pride

When inquired if a person would “recommend my company as a great place to work,” and could a person “see myself still working at my company in two years’ time,” the members shared their opinions.

  1. NVIDIA: 84.8 (trending up)
  2. Google: 79.5 (hanging steady)
  3. Adobe: 76.2 (trending down)
  4. Apple: 75.9 (trending down)
  5. Microsoft: 72.5 (trending down)
  6. LinkedIn: 72.5 (hanging steady)
  7. Indeed: 72.2 (trending up)
  8. Salesforce: 72.1 (trending down)
  9. Airbnb: 71.4 (hanging steady)
  10. Facebook: 71.1 (trending down)
  11. Bloomberg: 69.7 (trending down)
  12. Twitter: 69 (trending down)
  13. Intuit: 66.5 (hanging steady)
  14. Qualcomm: 64 (trending down)
  15. Uber: 63.8 (hanging steady)

Management

  • “I receive appropriate recognition for good work at my company.”
  • “My manager gives me useful feedback on how well I am performing.’
  • “My manager keeps me informed about what is happening.”
  1. Google: 76.8 (hanging steady)
  2. NVIDIA: 75.7 (trending up)
  3. Facebook: 74.4 (hanging steady)
  4. Bloomberg: 73.2 (trending down)
  5. Salesforce: 73 (hanging steady)
  6. LinkedIn: 72.2 (hanging steady)
  7. Indeed: 71.1 (trending up)
  8. Airbnb: 70.8 (hanging steady)
  9. Microsoft: 70.7 (hanging steady)
  10. Adobe: 70.5 (hanging steady)
  11. Apple: 70.5 (trending down)
  12. Uber: 68.9 (hanging steady)
  13. Capital One: 68.5 (hanging steady)
  14. Twitter: 67.5 (hanging steady)
  15. Intuit: 67 (trending down)

Career Development

“I believe there are good career opportunities for me at my company.”

  1. NVIDIA: 77.2 (trending up)
  2. Facebook: 74.3 (hanging steady)
  3. Google: 73.4 (hanging steady)
  4. Microsoft: 68.4 (trending down)
  5. Salesforce: 67.6 (trending down)
  6. LinkedIn: 67.4 (hanging steady)
  7. Uber: 67 (hanging steady)
  8. Apple: 66.8 (trending down)
  9. Twitter: 66.7 (hanging steady)
  10. Bloomberg: 66.6 (trending down)
  11. Adobe: 64.6 (hanging steady)
  12. Capital One: 64.3 (trending down)
  13. Amazon: 64.3 (hanging steady)
  14. Indeed: 63.8 (trending up)
  15. Airbnb: 63.1 (hanging steady)

Diversity and Inclusion

“People of all cultures and backgrounds are respected and valued at my company.”

  1. NVIDIA: 86.7 (trending up)
  2. Airbnb: 84.3 (hanging steady)
  3. Adobe: 84.3 (hanging steady)
  4. Bloomberg: 84 (hanging steady)
  5. Google: 83.6 (hanging steady)
  6. Salesforce: 82.5 (hanging steady)
  7. Microsoft: 82.4 (hanging steady)
  8. Twitter: 82.2 (hanging steady)
  9. Indeed: 82.1 (trending up)
  10. LinkedIn: 81.3 (hanging steady)
  11. Facebook: 80.9 (hanging steady)
  12. Apple: 79.6 (hanging steady)
  13. Lyft: 78.8 (hanging steady)
  14. Capital One: 78.7 (hanging steady)
  15. IBM: 78.6 (hanging steady)

The Big Picture

With Blind’s real-time data, you can increasingly see how current events and developing news influence professional views on what constitutes a top company.

“NVIDIA recently soared to become the No. 1 rated company after focusing on more advanced computing and the metaverse. Top talent are attracted to companies where they can innovate and make an immense impact at scale,” said Chen. 

Similarly, more than four out of five Facebook employees believe the company’s pivot to the metaverse is a smart business decision and stand behind Facebook’s leadership.

Other companies have also been beneficiaries of the current macroeconomic trends. 

Indeed, based in Austin, Texas, may be reaping the benefits from the remote-work trend, as well as the burgeoning Texas economy. Workers have become increasingly interested in working for the organization, which has helped Indeed earn the spot of a top company. 

Additionally, more job seekers are making important career decisions and pivots based on their values system. 

“As recently as last year, some of the top-rated companies were gig or sharing economy companies. They once attracted top talent with their generous total compensation and opportunities for career growth, but have recently faced hiring crises, as some workers perceive they do not act for the common good.”

The results clearly show that workers desire a holistic experience at their place of employment. Compensation is great, but there is more to the picture. People want to be engaged, have trust and faith in leadership, the opportunity to grow and develop, enjoy a positive work-life balance and have diversity and inclusion in the workplace.


*Every participant is a verified professional at that company. Each statement is rated on a five-point scale from strongly disagree to strongly agree. The third option is “neutral.”

Blind ranked companies in each category (and overall) by assigning points to each response on the five-point scale. For example, 20 for strongly disagree and 100 for strongly agree. For example, a score of 85 means a majority of employees answered “strongly agree” with more answering “agree.” The trends (up, steady or down) are based on how responses have changed in the last 30 days.