The 50 Best Companies to Work for in 2016

Unless you've somehow already found the job of your dreams, it's hard not to feel like you're trapped in the safety and consistency of your boring 9-to-5 gig -- especially in the grueling slog leading up to the holidays. But just in time for the wake up call of a new year, Glassdoor has released its annual Employees' Choice Awards list naming the 50 best places to work in 2016, according to lucky people who already work there. 

While your friends who work at Google constantly make you jealous with humblebrags about their perks and workspace, the search behemoth was dethroned as America's best employer on this year's list by a smaller, scrappier tech company honored by Glassdoor for the first time: Airbnb. In addition to Airbnb, several other companies made the list for the first time, including Expedia (#16), Delta Air Lines (#21), and Red Bull (#46). Meanwhile, Google fell to eighth place behind Facebook (#5) and LinkedIn (#6), but still came in ahead of other big consumer tech firms like Adobe (#19), Apple (#25), and Twitter (#26). 

As in previous years, the jobs and recruiting website created the ranking by looking at data and reviews from people who work at companies with more than 1,000 employees. However, Glassdoor also released a separate ranking of the best small and medium businesses to work for next year. Needless to say, you might want to dust off your ol' resume right about now, if you aren't doing so already.

Glassdoor has all the data on its site, but here's the full list:

50. SolarCity
49. Concur
48. Total Quality Logistics
47. NIKE
46. Red Bull
45. REI
44. Gartner
43. Stryker
42. Southwest Airlines
41. GE Aviation
40. Costco Wholesale
39. Chevron
38. Gensler
37. Red Hat
36. Turner Construction
35. Workday
34. Genentech
33. F5 Networks
32. Salesforce
31. Akamai
30. Slalom Consulting
29. Wegmans Food Markets
28. Paycom
27. Vivint Solar
26. Twitter
25. Apple
24. QuikTrip
23. Protiviti
22. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
21. Delta Air Lines
20. Memorial Sloan Kettering
19. Adobe
18. Riot Games
17. H E B
16. Expedia
15. Power Home Remodeling Group
13. In-N-Out Burger
12. World Wide Technology
11. Eastman Chemical
10. Zillow
9. Nestlé Purina PetCare
8. Google
7. Boston Consulting Group
6. LinkedIn
5. Facebook
4. Hubspot
3. Guidewire
2. Bain & Company
1. Airbnb

So, is there anyone at Airbnb willing to rent out their job on Airbnb for a few days? 

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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and wonders why Glassdoor didn't make it onto its own best employers list. Send news tips to and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.