Best Company Culture 2021

Comparably celebrates its 5th Annual Best Places to Work Awards this season with four of its popular end-of-year categories, anchored by Best Company Culture. Based on sentiment ratings provided by current employees who anonymously rated their companies in 16 core workplace culture metrics on during the previous 12 months (November 26, 2020 through November 26, 2021), two ranked lists emerge: Top 100 Large companies (more than 500 employees) and Top 100 Small/Mid-Size companies (500 employees or fewer). The final data set was compiled from over 15 million ratings across 70,000 companies. Methodology is outlined below the lists.

Top 100 Large Companies

Top 100 Small/Medium Companies

Best Company Culture (Large Companies)

1 HubSpot Cambridge, MA
2 RingCentral Belmont, CA
3 Boston Consulting Group Boston, MA
4 Microsoft Redmond, WA
5 Adobe San Jose, CA
6 Farmers Insurance Woodland Hills, CA
7 Chegg Santa Clara, CA
8 IBM Armonk, NY
9 Zoom Video Communications San Jose, CA
10 Medallia San Francisco, CA
11 Credit Karma Oakland, CA
12 Chewy Dania, FL
13 Peloton New York, NY
14 Netflix Los Gatos, CA
15 San Mateo, CA
16 SAP Newtown Square, PA
17 ZoomInfo Vancouver, WA
18 Insight Global Atlanta, GA
19 TaskUs New Braunfels, TX
20 Google Mountain View, CA
21 Calix San Jose, CA
22 Concentrix Fremont, CA
23 SentinelOne Mountain View, CA
24 Elsevier New York, NY
25 ADP Roseland, NJ
26 Experian Costa Mesa, CA
27 The Knot Worldwide Chevy Chase, MD
28 Meltwater San Francisco, CA
29 SPS Commerce Minneapolis, MN
30 Asurion Nashville, TN
31 nCino Wilmington, NC
32 CIENCE Denver, CO
33 Beacon Hill Staffing Group Boston, MA
34 DataArt New York, NY
35 Dynatrace Waltham, MA
36 Globant San Francisco, CA
37 GoDaddy Tempe, AZ
38 UiPath New York, NY
39 Salsify Boston, MA
40 Nextiva Scottsdale, AZ
41 Sunrun San Francisco, CA
42 Northside Hospital Atlanta, GA
43 Tenable Columbia, MD
44 Fetch Rewards Chicago, IL
45 Rent-A-Center Plano, TX
46 Sitel Group Miami, FL
47 6sense San Francisco, CA
48 CureMD Healthcare New York, NY
49 LexisNexis Risk Solutions Group Alpharetta, GA
50 Trimble Sunnyvale, CA
51 Ambry Genetics Aliso Viejo, CA
52 Instructure Salt Lake City, UT
53 KeepTruckin San Francisco, CA
54 LHC Group Lafayette, LA
55 Vista Waltham, MA
56 Sport Clips Georgetown, TX
57 ZipRecruiter Santa Monica, CA
58 Flywire Boston, MA
59 Alkami Technology Plano, TX
60 Uber San Francisco, CA
61 Fivetran Oakland, CA
62 Stanley Black & Decker New Britain, CT
63 Outreach Seattle, WA
64 Waste Connections The Woodlands, TX
65 DriveTime Tempe, AZ
66 Klaviyo Boston, MA
67 WorkForce Software Livonia, MI
68 Santa Clara, CA
69 Nordic Consulting Partners Madison, WII
70 GoodRx Santa Monica, CA
71 GoodLeap Roseville, CA
72 Everbridge Burlington, MA
73 LinkedIn Sunnyvale, CA
74 Fuze Boston, MA
75 Ford Motor Company Dearborn, MI
76 Vertafore Denver, CO
77 Pendo Raleigh, NC
78 Axon Scottsdale, AZ
79 Vector Marketing Olean, NY
80 Sage Atlanta, GA
81 Chipotle Newport Beach, CA
82 Rapid7 Boston, MA
83 symplr Houston, TX
84 Delta Air Lines Atlanta, GA
85 Squarespace New York, NY
86 Phenom Ambler, PA
87 Smartsheet Bellevue, WA
88 Barracuda Networks Campbell, CA
89 Cue Health Inc. San Diego, CA
90 Synergy One Lending San Diego, CA
91 Stanford University Stanford, CA
92 CriticalRiver Pleasanton, CA
93 Grammarly San Francisco, CA
94 Workhuman Framingham, CA
95 TraceLink Wilmington, MA
96 Imprivata Waltham, MA
97 Drift Boston, CA
98 GRAIL Menlo Park, CA
99 Picsart San Francisco, CA
100 Shopify Ottowa, Canada

Best Company Culture (Small/Mid-size Companies)

1 Alida Toronto, CA
2 San Francisco, CA
3 Mixpanel San Francisco, CA
4 Pipefy San Francisco, CA
5 Route Lehi, UT
6 Civic Financial Services Redondo Beach, CA
7 Nature’s Sunshine Products Lehi, UT
8 Nextbite Denver, CO
9 Theorem Woodland Hills, CA
10 Carbon Redwood City, CA
11 Namely New York, NY
12 Nylas San Francisco, CA
13 Eargo San Jose, CA
14 Deem Oakland, CA
15 Velosio Columbus, OH
16 MannKind Corporation Westlake Village, CA
17 Virtana San Jose, CA
18 EQRx Cambridge, MA
19 Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
20 Ocrolus New York, NY
21 GR0 Los Angeles, CA
22 Mavenlink Irvine, CA
23 Pie Insurance Washington DC
24 The Hollister Group Boston, MA
25 San Francisco, CA
26 Vena Solutions Toronto, Canada
27 Globality Palo Alto, CA
28 Prove New York, NY
29 Lunchbox New York, NY
30 Maxwell Denver, CO
31 Ribbon New York, NY
32 Lever San Francisco, CA
33 Hometap Boston, MA
34 Therapy Brands Birmingham, AL
35 Clearcover Chicago, IL
36 Zevia Encino, CA
37 Strava San Francisco, CA
38 Productboard San Francisco, CA
39 AXIOS Arlington, VA
40 Recruitics New York, NY
41 LifeOmic Indianapolis, IN
42 SetSchedule Irvine, CA
43 Rhino New York, NY
44 HG Insights Santa Barbara, CA
45 SmartBug Media Newport Beach, CA
46 Syapse San Francisco, CA
47 Amperity Seattle, WA
48 SADA Systems North Hollywood, CA
49 SuprTEK Ashburn, VA
50 Birdeye Palo Alto, CA
51 PosiGen New Orleans, LA
52 Teleport Oakland, CA
53 RFPIO Beaverton, OR
54 SpotHero Chicago, IL
55 Kyruus Boston, MA
56 Matterport Sunnyvale, CA
57 Golden Hippo Woodland Hills, CA
58 ThomasARTS Farmington, UT
59 Leaf Group Santa Monica, CA
60 Course Hero Redwood City, CA
61 Nexius Frisco, TX
62 Phathom Pharmaceuticals Florham, NJ
63 Stampli Mountain View, CA
64 Canidium Fort Collins, CO
65 EdCast Mountain View, CA
66 BlueRock Therapeutics Cambridge, MA
67 Branch Redwood City, CA
68 OnSolve Alpharetta, GA
69 Spring San Francisco, CA
70 FireMon Overland Park, KS
71 Quartet Health New York, NY
72 Newsela New York, NY
73 Zwift Long Beach, CA
74 Greenhouse Software New York, NY
75 Steampunk, Inc. Mclean, VA
76 Carbyne New York, NY
77 Reify Health Boston, MA
78 Clarify Health Solutions San Francisco, CA
79 Quanterix Billerica, MA
80 Emerge Scottsdale, AZ
81 Nogin Tustin, CA
82 Karsun Solutions Herndon, VA
83 Pilot San Francisco, CA
84 Hippo Insurance Palo Alto, CA
85 Avionos Chicago, IL
86 Veritone Costa Mesa, CA
87 Alyce Boston, MA
88 Analytic Partners New York, NY
89 Karyopharm Therapeutics Newton, MA
90 NGM Biopharmaceuticals San Francisco, CA
91 Phaidon International New York, NY
92 SilkRoad Technology Chicago, IL
93 Osmosis Kaysville, UT
94 Fyber San Francisco, CA
95 Slingshot Technology Provo, UT
96 San Francisco, CA
97 BigID New York, NY
98 Backblaze San Mateo, CA
99 Mux San Francisco, CA
100 Stack Overflow New York, NY


  • This set of Comparably Awards are derived from sentiment ratings provided by employees who anonymously rated their employers on during a 12-month period (November 26, 2020-November 26, 2021).
  • Rankings were determined based on a series of questions in 16 core culture metrics, from compensation (salary, bonus, raises) and career growth (opportunities, mentorship, goals) to leadership (CEO, executives, direct managers) and work environment (work-life balance, perks & benefits, coworkers) in yes/no, true/false, 1-10 scale, and multiple-choice format. The answer to each question was given a numerical score and then compared to companies of similar size. Sample questions include:
  • Do you typically look forward to coming to work every day?
  • Is your work environment positive or negative?
  • How confident are you about the future success of your company?
  • Do you believe you’re paid fairly?
  • How often do you get raises?
  • Does your company give annual bonuses?
  • Are you satisfied with your benefits?
  • How many paid vacation, sick and personal days do you have?
  • What do you estimate the cash value of your benefits to be (healthcare, PTO, etc)?
  • How would you rate the perks your office provides? 
  • Are you satisfied with your work-life balance?
  • How would you rate the value and effectiveness of your meetings?
  • How often do you get valuable feedback on how to improve at work?
  • Are you challenged at work?
  • Do you feel burnt out at work?
  • What’s the work pace like at your company?
  • Does your boss hurt company culture?
  • Does someone you work with closely make you want to quit?
  • How would you rate the quality of your co-workers?
  • Do you approve of the job your executive team is doing at your company?
  • How would you rate your CEO? Executive team? Direct manager?
  • Do you have a mentor at work? A close friend at work?
  • There were no fees or costs associated with participating, nor was nomination required. The final data set was compiled from 15 million ratings across 70,000 companies.
  • To qualify, Large companies (more than 500 employees) must have met a minimum of 75 employee participants and Small/Mid-Size companies (500 or fewer employees) needed a minimum of 25 employee participants. For fairness and statistical significance, additional weight was given to companies with more participation from their employee base relative to their company size. 

About Comparably: Comparably ( is a leading workplace culture and corporate brand reputation platform with over 15 million anonymous employee ratings on 70,000 companies. With the most comprehensive data on large and SMB organizations in nearly 20 different workplace categories – based on gender, ethnicity, age, experience, industry, location, education – it is one of the most used SaaS platforms for employer branding and a trusted third party site for workplace culture and compensation. For more information on Comparably’s studies and annual Best Places to Work & Best Brands Awards, visit