Chicago, the Windy City, is the third-largest city in the United States. It has a rich history, diverse economy, and is known for its mouth-watering food, beautiful architecture and museums.
The city has excellent job opportunities in financial services and engineering. It is also a great place for entrepreneurs.
The Global Financial Centers Index compares, evaluates, and ranks companies based on the competitiveness of financial centres in the U.S and around the world. Chicago was ranked 16th in the 2019 Global Financial Centres Index.
Here are some of the top ranked workplaces in Chicago based on employee satisfaction.
- 1. Workday
Workday provides cloud based applications for financial management and human capital management for companies of all sizes, including educational institutions and government agencies.
Some of the perks of working at Workday include commuter programs, employee stock purchase plan (employees can buy Workday stock at a discounted price), and Workday covers most of employee health coverage. Additional perks include onsite health and wellness programs (health assessment, fitness discounts, monthly chair massages, yoga and community runs), sports clubs, and family events.
Salesforce is the leading provider of a cloud-based software called Customer Relationship Management (CRM) that helps organizations manage their customers in an efficient way.
CRM is an integrated platform that covers departments from marketing to commerce and sales. It keeps track of new sales and customers by interacting with buyers, managing customer data, and providing exceptional customer support.
In 2018, Salesforce was named #1 on FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For®” and ranked #2 in 2019.
The employees at Salesforce work in a healthy culture full of high-trust, innovation, equality and growth. Marc Benioff, the CEO of Salesforce, fixed pay discrepancies by investing over $8 million across the company to correct compensation discrepancies based on gender, race, and ethnicity.
Some of the perks Salesforce employee’s enjoy include subsidized child care, college tuition reimbursement, 28 days PTO, and emergency travel assistance. Other perks include availability of an on-site fitness gym, free lunch and snacks, and employee discount programs.
3. US Cellular
U.S. Cellular® is the fifth largest wireless service carrier in the United States, providing national network and coverage to 5.1 million customers. They strive to provide the best customer service with high quality results.
The company encourages and empowers its employees by providing the right tools to improve, achieve, grow, and take control of their careers. They promote a healthy work-life balance for their employees. US cellular made it to the Chicago Tribune’s The Chicago Area 2018 Top Workplaces Award three years in a row.
U.S. Cellular provides comprehensive compensation packages to its employees. Employees get medical, dental and vision coverage. In addition, the company covers life Insurance, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), 401(k) plan and fully funded pension plan. Additionally, employees have access to a flexible work schedule, PTO, Education Assistance Program and Associate PC Purchase Program.
4. Slalom LLC
Slalom is a modern business and technology consulting firm focused on tech and business transformation all across North America and London.
Slalom made it into the Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2019. They boast a 95% employee approval rating which is based on the employee survey by Great Place To Work. The company was also ranked #14 on Glassdoor’s 2019 best places to work list.
Slalom employees enjoy various perks including education, training, tuition and certification reimbursement, career planning and coaching benefits, remote work opportunities, and legal assistance. Other perks include free snacks, health and wellness programs, and mobile phone discounts.
5. Abt Electronics
This company will appeal to you if you are interested in those crazy Black Friday sales. Yes, you guessed it right, Abt Electronics is one of the largest, independent retailers of consumer electronics and major appliances in the United States. The company is a family owned business located in Glenview, IL, a suburb of Chicago.
Their team of 1500 well-trained staff members are known to provide excellent customer service. The company aims to bring innovative products and amazing experiences to its customers on a regular basis.
Abt Electronics was recognized by the Chicago Tribune as one of “Chicago’s Top Workplaces” for eight consecutive years (2011-2018).
Abt Electronics employees enjoy paid holidays, a flexible schedule, health coverage, group life insurance, long-term disability insurance, pension plans, and death benefits. Employees also get discounts on electronics and other IT related products.
Don’t stop at this list! Explore similar great companies in Chicago by checking out Fortune’s list of “Best Companies to Work in Chicago” and The Muse’s list of “10 Amazing Chicago Companies That Are Hiring Now.”