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Here are the 50 best places to work in 2017

Careers website released results from a recent survey, which outlines the 50 best places to work in 2017, as voted by employees.
/ Source: TODAY

When it comes to rating satisfaction in the workplace, some employees may prefer flexibility, and others may favor autonomy or the chance to move up and try a variety of roles and tasks. While it’s difficult for companies to cater to every employee’s wishes, there are a few workplaces that have managed to raise the bar according to a recent report from

The careers website just released the results of its “50 Best Places to Work in 2017” survey. To compile the list, Indeed called upon employees to review their companies, and those working in fields including tech, finance, health care and consumer products answered the call. The results pull responses from companies within the Fortune 500 list with more than 5,000 employees and at least 50 reviews, according to Indeed.

Best company to work for in 2017
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Grabbing the top spot was, a management software company, which employees voted to the No. 1 spot last year as well. Southwest Airlines ranked No. 2 again, according to the survey.

“While compensation and job security are always top of mind for employees, we are seeing strong company culture and sense of community becoming just as much of a priority,” Indeed SVP Paul D’Arcy noted in a press release.

Newcomers to the top 50 slots in the survey this year include cosmetics giant Estee Lauder (No. 21), medical device maker Stryker (No. 27), Capital One Bank (also No. 27) and John Deere and American Airlines (tied at No. 30). Other ties include Apple and Nike at No. 8, while Pfizer and Biogen share the No. 24 spot this year.

In addition to Apple and Salesforce, tech companies long perceived as having more of a “hip” culture also made the survey. Google ranked No. 5, and social media giant Facebook nabbed the No. 4 spot.

“We are seeing people describe these exemplary workplaces as ‘inspiring’ and ‘engaging’ by maintaining excellent company culture, ensuring quality leadership, and offering competitive pay and benefits,” said D’Arcy. “Employees also praise the companies on this list for being mission-driven organizations that are leaders in their respective industries.”

Some companies also rose in the ranks from last year. JetBlue went to No. 3 from No. 21, while CenterPoint Energy jumped to No. 6 from No. 37 in 2016.

Here’s the full list of the top 50:

1. Salesforce

2. Southwest Airlines

3. JetBlue Airways Corporation

4. Facebook

5. Google

6. CenterPoint Energy

7. DTE Energy

8. Nike*

8. Apple*

10. The Walt Disney Company

11. Delta

12. Costco Wholesale

13. Discovery Communications, Ltd.

14. Johnson & Johnson

15. Chevron

16. Fannie Mae

17. Bristol-Myers Squibb

18. Exelon

19. Viacom

20. Starbucks

21. Estee Lauder

22. Microsoft

23. Publix

24. Pfizer Inc.,*

24. Biogen*

26. Stryker

27. Capital One

28. Charles Schwab

29. Edward Jones

30. John Deere*

30. American Airlines*

32. Amgen

33. MasterCard

34. National Mutual Insurance Company

35. Conoco Phillips

36. Monsanto

37. The Clorox Company

38. Baker Hughes Incorporated

39. Freeport-McMoRan

40. L Brands

41. Eli Lilly

42. Lockheed Martin

43. Northwestern Mutual

44. USAA

45. Cisco

46. Avon

46.The Dow Chemical Company

48. Ameriprise Financial

49. Discover Financial Services

50. American Express

*indicates a tie