The happiest people work at these 10 companies

Would you like an inside look at the companies that cracked the top ten list in 2020 for excellence in compensation, workplace culture, stock options, health benefits and more?

“Workplace culture and compensation site Comparably is releasing the following lists this week as part of our 3rd annual Best Places to Work series. Based on 10 million employee ratings across 60,000 U.S. companies, the ranked lists are a true gauge of the best of the best.”

I looked at employee reviews posted on Glassdoor, an unbiased site looking at all of the pros and cons of joining various companies. Glassdoor does not allow the companies “under fire” to edit or suppress honest reviews of what it’s really like to be a part of some of the world’s best and brightest teams.

These honest reviews coupled with Comparably’s 2020 List of Happiest Employees can lead you to your dream job. I’ll even direct you to openings on Ladders that you can apply to, now.

1. Imprivata

Imprivata is a healthcare IT security company.
This company provides:

  • Global healthcare organizations optimal security with an identification platform protected by some of the best in tech and cybersecurity
  • Secure access to patient information
  • Protected encryption for secure communication
  • Positive patient identification from remote environments

This company was founded in 2002 and here’s what an employee of Imprivata had to say about the company culture there in an Indeed review,

“One of the best companies I have worked for. The people there really want to see you succeed. Everyone is really laid back and are genuinely happy. The culture was incredible – they really want you to enjoy working there versus it being simply just a job.”

Some more pros of the job:

“Free food, intern events, company outings, and team building events!”

Check out Ladders’ open positions with Imprivata.

2. TaxJar

TaxJar is a company focused on making e-commerce more accessible to businesses. The company site puts what they do in layman’s terms here:

“TaxJar is focused on solving a problem no one wants to deal with — sales tax. We obsessively leverage technology and exceptional customer service to help you focus on what matters most — growing your business.”

They specialize in sales tax optimization for large businesses and they also specialize in treating their employees exceptionally well. Here’s what one employee had to say in a review featured in Glassdoor,

  • 100% remote company – not brick and mortar with some people working remotely or sometimes working remotely.
  • Great culture. They have and continue to build a culture of collaboration and connectedness.
  • You get to try out the company (paid) before you make a decision if it’s really for you or not.
  • Great benefits

This company was rated Best in Company Culture and Best in CEO and Leadership in Comparably’s 2019 Best of ratings.

Take a look at TaxJar’s open positions here.

3. Microsoft

We all know Microsoft has been a tech giant since the 1990s and they continue to remain relevant in modern times today.

A Microsoft employee tells us why he’s continued his loyalty to this company for over 20 years in this glowing review.

“Here, smart people thrive on their own terms and push their intelligence to its limit. The variety of job opportunities and career advancement at Microsoft is incredible and empowers you to constantly challenge yourself and chart your own course.”

Apparently, 98% of employees mirror this sentiment as this is the current approval rating of Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella.

Join Bill Gates’ prodigal company this year here.

4. RingCentral

This Company’s primary focus is providing seamless protected high-quality video and audio for businesses to communicate seamlessly around the globe. Since there are no current job openings at Zoom if improving remote work is your calling I would check this company out!

In a world gone remote due to pandemic limitations getting on board with the optimization of digital ways to connect is a smart move. This employee agrees, here.

“The onboarding is second to none, even in a covid world. The company goes out of the way to provide as much support as needed. Additionally, you get the sense that it truly is all hands on deck…everyone wants to help each other. Competitive pay, generous RSU (stock options) and ESPP (employee stock purchase plans,) smart people, and a long runway for growth. I couldn’t be happier.”

Give RingCentral a call to become a team member now!

5. Apple

Apple is a team of world-renowned innovators in technology and accessibility with their laptops, phones, and software utilized by most young creative professionals in their fields.

“Every new product we invent, service we create, or store we open is the result of people working together to make each other’s ideas stronger. That happens here because every one of us strives toward a common goal — creating the best customer experiences. So bring your passion, courage, and original thinking and get ready to share it. This is where your work can make a difference in people’s lives. Including your own.”

CEO Tim Cook has a 93% approval rating especially from students working retail that claim the benefits and culture are bar none compared to other retail jobs college kids are usually forced to work at before getting a degree.

Become a person behind the Genius Bar here.

6. Google

Just google it! This company remains on the cutting edge of ways to share and optimize global content on a trusted and accessible platform.

Here are some pros of being a part of Google’s growing team firsthand from a current employee.

  • Food, food, food. 15+ cafes on the main campus (MTV) alone. Mini-kitchens, snacks, drinks, free breakfast/lunch/dinner, all-day
  • Benefits/perks. Free 24:7 gym access (on MTV campus). Free (self-service) laundry (washer/dryer) available. Bowling alley. Volleyball pit. Custom-built and exclusive employees only outdoor sports park (MTV). Free health/fitness assessments. Dog-friendly
  • Compensation. In 2010 or 2011, Google updated its compensation packages so that they were more competitive.

Find your dream job here.

7. SBA Communications

This company located in Boca, Raton Florida is an independent owner and operates to ensure sound infrastructure to facilitate wireless communications for cell towers, distributed antenna systems, buildings, rooftops, and small cells!

With fourteen markets operating in America and South America, they’re consistently looking to expand their innovative forward-thinking team with a digital future in mind.

Employees that have worked for this company have the following to say about SBA in this review:

  • 96% of employees would recommend this job to a friend
  • 99% approve of CEO Jeffrey A. Stoops who also happens to be the Communications President
  • Professional company with great benefits and core values such as diversity and inclusion, financial stability, great leadership, and an organized environment

If this sounds like the right fit, look at the open positions.


This company urges us to embrace the benefits of automation for our future. What is UiPATH’s mission?

“We envision a world with a robot for every person. Delivering the leading RPA platform to accelerate human achievement.”

If you want to be on the ground floor in perfecting robotic process automation to save time wasted on mundane tasks look no further!

Here’s what an employee based out of New York has to tell us about working for this company in 2020, the year of the coronavirus.

“UiPath has really transformed itself for the good in 2020. When the rest of the world is struggling with COVID, UIP is thriving and delivering technology that is changing the future of work. Culturally: the company has turned a corner in internal communication, employee trust. There is a sense of excitement and accomplishment in the air, while a strong management team is keeping us grounded.”

Join the team here now.

9. ADP

ADP is a company based in Roseland, New Jersey originally founded to process payroll in 1949 is now offering services in benefits management, retirement plans, workers compensation, and background checks. This is a huge relief for overworked HR departments.

Why is it still so great to work here?

According to employees they really value family time and work-life balance. During this pandemic jobs offering time off, great health benefits, and bereavement or maternal leave are a cut above the rest, keeping employees happy for the long haul.

A seasoned employee backs this up in this review,

“ADP is by far the best company I’ve ever worked for. Amazing benefits, paid time off up front, and a company that cares about the employee on a personal level.”

Open positions in this company can be researched here.


Last on our happiest employees list are folks that work for streamlines the house-hunting process by eliminating fees and avoiding locking consumers into predatory loans. They also save you from appointments that waste your time by fully vetting listings for you.

Here’s a glowing review from an employee who also enjoys the non-anxiety inducing work from home environment in the midst of a pandemic.

“You’re either helping people save a ton of people refinancing their homes or helping people buy a house. The company is forward-thinking and management does not skate by with blanket statements regarding our company and even the state of the world right now. I feel like we’re really helping change people’s lives all while wearing sweatpants at home until the office opens back up. Feels like I’m really being taken care of during a time with the most uncertainty possible across the country. My first day I walked in and was overwhelmed by how intelligent, diverse, and hard-working everyone in the room was.”

Start working at this company here.