As much as insane office perks and three-month annual vacations can do to help woo you into applying for a new job, you're not going to want to work someplace where folks seem miserable and uncertain about whether the company is headed in the right direction. That sort of vibe is tough to judge from the outside, but thankfully, some new intel reveals the companies that are both great to work for and have the brightest futures, according to the employees.
This brand new ranking of companies with the "best outlooks" comes from the folks at career and compensation-monitoring site Comparably, which looked at nearly 10 million anonymous ratings from employees in over 50,000 workplaces. Specifically, the rankings were determined using a combination of two scores: Outlook, which measures how people respond to question like "How confident are you about the future success of your company," and Net Promoter Score, which measures how people respond to the notion of how likely an employee would recommend working at a company to a friend.
The survey divided the ranking into two top-50 lists, one for large companies (more than 500 employees) and one for small and mid-size companies (fewer than 500 employees).
Topping the list of large companies this year is marketing software firm Hubspot, while the number one company in the small and midsize list is Highspot, which specializes in sales and marketing software. There were many more household names among the top lists, though, which you can see below.
Large Companies with Brightest Futures in 2019
48. U.S. Bank
46. General Mills, Inc.
42. Cherwell Software
34. The Walsh Group
30. Sports Clips
29. Delta Air Lines
28. International Flavors & Fragrances
27. Nordic Consulting Partners
21. The Home Depot
19. Southwest Airlines
17. Northside Hospital
13. The Walt Disney Company
4. Insight Global