Best Companies for Work-Life Balance 2018

The winners listed on Comparably’s Best Companies for Work-Life Balance received the highest ratings by employees who provided anonymous feedback about their work-life balance to The award winners are ranked and segmented into two lists: Large companies (more than 500 employees) and Small/Mid-Size companies (500 employees or fewer). See below the lists for methodology.

Be sure to check out our other recent awards: Best Companies for Perks & Benefits 2018 and Best Company Compensation 2018 and Happiest Employees 2018.

Best Work-Life Balance (Large Companies, Ranked)


1. Starbucks (Seattle, WA)

2. Intuit (Mountain View, CA)

3. (Midvale, UT)

4. Expedia Group (Bellevue, WA)

5. Costco (Issaquah, WA)

6. Nevro (Redwood City, CA)

7. Aflac (Columbus, GA)

8. U-Haul (Phoenix, AZ)

9. Whole Foods Market (Austin, TX)

10. Zillow (Seattle, WA)

11. Fuze (Boston, MA)

12. Golden Hippo Media (Woodland Hills, CA)

13. Xero (Denver, CO)

14. Kohl’s (Menomonee Falls, WI)

15. Pegasystems (Cambridge, MA)

16. Zendesk (San Francisco, CA)

17. Ulta Beauty (Bolingbrook, IL)

18. Thomson Reuters (New York, NY)

19. Bloomberg (New York, NY)

20. U.S. Bank (Minneapolis, MN)

21. Target (Minneapolis, MN)

22. Vertafore (Denver, CO)

23. Nordic Consulting Group (Madison, WI)

24. Nordstrom (Seattle, WA)

25. Torry Harris Business Solutions (Perth Amboy, NJ)


Best Work-Life Balance (Small/Mid-Size Companies, Ranked)


1. Boostability (Lehi, UT)

2. Day Translations (New York, NY)

3. Pipedrive (New York, NY)

4. SmartProcure (Deerfield Beach, FL)

5. NetCentrics (Herndon, VA)

6. Brighterion (San Francisco, CA)

7. AristaMD (La Jolla, CA)

8. PandaDoc (San Francisco, CA)

9. zlien (New Orleans, LA)

10. Juniper Systems (Logan, UT)

11. Swift Navigation (San Francisco, CA)

12. SessionM (Boston, MA)

13. AODocs (San Francisco, CA)

14. Faithlife (Bellingham, WA)

15. LHP Engineering Solutions (Columbus, IN)

16. Lingotek (Lehi, UT)

17. The ExecRanks (Novato, CA)

18. Redbooth (Palo Alto, CA)

19. Lullabot (Providence, RI)

20. (San Francisco, CA)

21. Numecent (Irvine, CA)

22. BambooHR (Lindon, UT)

23. Next Caller (New York, NY)

24. Citrusbyte (Encino, CA)

25. Lynker Technologies (Leesburg, VA)



Comparably Awards are derived from sentiment ratings provided by employees who anonymously rated their employers on between September 12, 2017 and September 12, 2018. There were no fees or costs associated with participating, nor was nomination required. During the year-long eligibility period, Large companies (organizations with more than 500 employees) must have had a minimum of 50 employee participants and Small/Mid-Size companies (businesses with fewer than 500 employees) must have had a minimum of 15 employee participants to qualify. Winners were determined based on a series of questions employees were asked about the work-life balance at their place of employment. The answer to each question was given a numerical score and then compared to companies of similar size across the U.S. Additional weight was given to scores at companies with more participation from their employee base. The final data set was compiled from over 5 million ratings across 45,000 U.S. companies on

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