Glassdoor Survey Reveals Top Companies for Work-Life Balance

May 11, 2011 ( - The majority of employees (54%) report good work-life balance, while 43% wish they had better work-life balance, according to a recent survey conducted on behalf of career and jobs community

Based on the survey responses, Glassdoor announced the top 25 companies offering the best balance between work and personal life.  The top five companies in this category, according to employees, are Nestle Purina Petcare, MITRE, SAS Institute, FactSet, and United Space Alliance.   

The announcement said Nestle Purina Petcare received the highest rating (4.6 on a 5-point scale) from its employees over the past year in regard to work-life balance. Employees appreciate perks like the company store, gym, on-site daycare and credit union, as well as the freedom to bring their pets to work. Employees also comment on the flexible work schedules and managements’ understanding of non-company related obligations.  

The survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of Glassdoor from March 9-11, 2011, among 2,045 adults ages 18 and older of whom 1,145 are employed full time, part time and/or are self employed, 1,030 are employed full time and/or part time, and 166 are unemployed but looking.  

The complete Top 25 list is here.