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Best companies to work for: Salesforce, Southwest top employee satisfaction survey

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A list of the "top jobs," based on employee rankings.

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On Thursday, job site Indeed released the results of its first ever "Top Companies to Work For in 2016" survey. While the website boasts more than 16 million company reviews, Indeed drew methodology from employees of Fortune 500 companies that had at least 25 reviews. The website then looked to see what companies within those criteria held the most highly rated overall employee experience.

Indeed found that companies known for disruption, as well as legacy names, grabbed the top 50 spots. First place went to cloud computing and software-as-a-service innovator Salesforce.com, while Southwest Airlines nabbed second place.

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Not to be outdone, jelly and jam giant J.M. Smucker ranked No. 6, while drugmaker Eli Lilly took the No. 7 spot. Automaker Ford Motor Co. ranked No. 15 on the list.

Google and Apple took the No. 6 and No. 9 spots, respectively.

Paul D’arcy, senior vice president at Indeed, said in a press release, that companies are evolving their benefits and perks in order to attract top talent.

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Moreover, he added: “Millennials, now the largest percentage of the workforce, prefer working for industry disruptors and their progressive cultures, which provide things like flexible work arrangements, flat organizational structures and on-site amenities.”

Top 10 companies ranked on Indeed

  1. Salesforce

  2. Southwest Airlines

  3. Anadarko Petroleum

  4. Pioneer Natural Resources

  5. Phillip Morris

  6. Google

  7. J.M. Smucker

  8. Eli Lilly

  9. Apple

  10. EOG Resources

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