Fortune: 10 Best Companies to Work For 2016

A tech giant takes top honors this year

The list of the best companies to work for in 2016 has been announced.

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Fortune has unveiled its annual ranking of the work places that offer the best conditions, including salary, growth, benefits, diversity, paid time off and training.

This year’s selection includes some of the usual suspects, such as Wegmans Food Markets, which rose three spots in the publication’s ranking since last year.

We have compiled the top 10 for you to peruse, which includes a well-known tech giant taking the top spot for the seventh time in 10 years.

Find out who else made the list over the next few slides.

Also, check out last year’s top 10, according to Fortune.

Best Companies to Work For #10: Edward Jones

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The St. Louis-based financial services and insurance company makes the top 10 following a successful year.

Edward Jones added over 907 full-time employees to its fold last year who had the pleasure to join in on the company’s summer regional meetings for financial advisors and their families at a resort with music, food, games, swimming and more.

Workers are compensated quite well, earning an average salary of $86,176 at the company. Edward Jones employees get nine holidays and 10 work days off.

The company posted revenue of $6.3 billion in its most recent year.

Best Companies to Work For #9: Camden Property Trust

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The Houston-based construction and real estate company had some special perks in store for employees this year.

When one of its investments paid off especially well, Camden Property Trust (NYSE:CPT) rewarded its workers with a “HaveFunD Bonus,” which gave each person over $5,000. Two of these employees won trips for the Super Bowl with all expenses paid.

The company prides itself on being one of the country’s largest apartment complex managers, taking care of more than 62,000 units at 180 sites. Camden Property Trust also prides itself on worker diversity as 45% of its employees are woman and 52% are minorities.

Its most recent year boasted revenue of $854.7 million.

Best Companies to Work For #8: SAS Institute Inc.

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The Cary, North Carolina-based IT company offers plenty of benefits.

SAS Institute offers everything from on-site child care, swimming pools, medical clinics, fitness centers, car detailings, nail salons, shoe repairs are available on this software company.

Among the company’s perks are health insurance to part-timers, 12 holidays and 15 vacation days, a non-discrimination policy and same-sex benefits–40% of SAS Institute employees are women.

The firm added 222 full-time jobs in the last year.

Best Companies to Work For #7: Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.

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The Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis, powered by Kimley-Horn

The consulting services provider helps workers from a number of industries — including engineers, planners and environmental scientists — build bridges, airports and transit systems.

Kimley-Horn and Associates added close to 300 jobs over the last year–workers who now get to enjoy combined profit sharing and 401k match making up over 17% of salaries last year.

Retirement compensation is also quite impressive at the company, approximately four times more than larger-sized firms in their industry. Apart from offering unlimited sick days, Kimley-Horn offers 21 days of paid time off–that number rises to 29 days for workers who have been with the company for more than five years.

The company announced revenue of $523.8 million for its most recent year.

Best Companies to Work For #6: Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated

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The financial services and insurance firm offers respect for all employees.

Robert W. Baird & Co includes a non-discrimination policy and same-sex benefits, with women making up 40% of the company’s 3,058 employees in the US. One of the firm’s most progressive policies is offering support for transgender reassignment, providing up to $75,000 for this procedure and its added therapeutic services.

The company has newly renovated headquarters that promote equality by offering the same standard size office for everyone and health insurance based on income–the more you make, the more expensive your premium.

Baird cements its #6 status with revenue of $1.2 billion in its most recent year.

Best Companies to Work For #5: Quicken Loans Inc.

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The Detroit-based mortgage lending company made a move six years ago that has paid off big time.

Quicken Loans moved more than 8.000 employees to Detroit from the suburbs in 2010, inspiring one of the US’ largest urban renewal projects ever. Its workers enjoy same-sex benefits and a non-discrimination policy.

The company’s Live Detroit program offers a $3,500 incentive to team members who rent a home in the downtown area, or a whopping $20,000 in forgivable loans for a home purchase, as well as $5,000 for home improvements.

There are more than 11,000 people employed at Quicken Loans.

Best Companies to Work For #4: Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

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The Rochester, New York-based supermarket chain has made Fortune’s top 100 since 1998.

Wegmans is a family-owned supermarket chain with more than 88 stores in the Northeast. The company has expansion plans to add more than a dozen to its fold.

Workers have spoken highly of the company, saying management cares about its employees and allow them to change their schedule based on availability and take time off by taking to their manager.

Wegmans posted impressive revenue of $7.6 billion in its most recent year

Best Companies to Work For #3: The Boston Consulting Group Inc

The Boston-based global consultancy has excelled in helping its employees feel successful and satisfied.

The Boston Consulting Group has a program called PTO (Predictability, Teaming and Open Communication) that offers great work-life balance efforts in order to make the working experience more enjoyable.

PTO has led to a 74% increase for workers interested in staying with the company for the long run. Fully-paid sabbaticals, discounted gym memberships and 100% compensation for healthcare costs are among The Boston Consulting Group’s benefits.

The company had revenue of $4.6 billion in its most recent year.

Best Companies to Work For #2: A Acuity Mutual Insurance Company

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This Shebogyan, Wisconsin-based company offers good work-life balance.

Acuity Insurance has plenty of enjoyable extracurricular activities to help its employees motivated, including ping-pong tables, a popcorn machine and more.

The company offers compressed work weeks, an onsite fitness center, college tuition reimbursement and same sex benefits, with 53% of the Acuity workforce comprising of women.

The company posted revenue of $1.2 billion in its most recent year.

Best Companies to Work For #1: Google (Alphabet Inc)

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Topping the list once again is the tech company from Mountain View, California.

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG,NASDAQ:GOOGL) is creative in how it rewards its employees, including enhanced health care coverage, personal-fitness classes, on-site oil changes, three prepared organic meals a day and many more.

College tuition reimbursement is among the financial perks Google workers get, including a $12,000 reimbursement. The Larry Page-led company offers 13 holidays and 15 vacation days.

Google is also at the top of the revenue list among Fortune’s top 10, raking in an astonishing $66 billion in 2015.

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