Make Your Work More Fun: 10 Happiest Workplace in 2016

Happiness inspires productivity. This is why many executives believe that the key to a healthy company is to keep their employees happy and satisfied. But the saying, “You can’t have it all,” makes other workers think there’s no such thing as a “perfect” workplace; only good bosses or work colleagues. If you think happy workplaces don’t exist, this list of 2016 happiest companies to work for will prove you wrong. They’re coined as “beyond satisfactory” for these reasons: professional development, office environment, job resources, company culture, compensation, and work-life balance.

2016 Happiest Companies to Apply for


Anthem or also known as WellPoint, Inc. is one of the largest health insurance providers in the United States.

Average Salary: $45,174*
Perks according to current and former employees:
“Co- workers were willing to help with any questions that you may have had. The management had a hands off relationship and wanted you to come to them if you had any questions.”** ~ Former Customer Service Representative (former employee)

“Pretty much laid back. Management is awesome. All the support you need will be provided even after training. Off all major holidays. Once you get your foot in the door you are able to move around.”** ~ Benefits and Eligibility Specialist (current employee)

9. Adobe Systems Inc.

Adobe Systems Inc.

Adobe Systems, Incorporated is an American transitional software company that offers a line of software and services for media and marketing-related solutions.

Average Salary: $80,926*
Perks according to current and former employees:
“Fantastic working environment and a supportive network of colleagues. I’m fortunate to have found a career that I love and a company that truly cares for its employees.”** ~ UI Developer (former employee)

“Great Company to work for. Good benefits and wonderful culture. Company gives good time off and promotes work/life balance.”** ~ Adobe Enterprise Customer Support

8. Chevron Corporation

Chevron Corporation
Chevron Corp. is an American multinational energy corporation ranking as one of the world’s largest global companies, and one of the 6 major oil and gas companies in the U.S.

Average Salary: $56,482*
Perks according to current and former employees:
“I would recommend working for Chevron because of the company values and the quality of people that work for the company. It is an exceptional place to work.”** ~ Property Specialist & Admin Legal Assistant (former employee)

“Compensation is excellent and a healthy work atmosphere. They are also concerned with RSI and have implemented several safety procedures in place to ensure that you’re safe. Very much enjoyed all my years working here.”** ~ Subject Matter Expert (current employee)

7. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

MetLife is a multinational insurance firm that has a strong presence in Latin America, Europe, and Asia.

Average Salary: $53,613*
Perks according to current and former employees:
“The managers I worked with, and from what I found in general is that MetLife provides an excellent work/life balance, especially for those with families.”** ~ Sr. Business Apps QA Consultant (current employee)

“Cool co-workers, always free food and donuts BEWARE if you’re watching your figure. Robot job with decent pay. Snoopy’s everywhere in the office.”** ~ Technical Assistant (former employee)

6. Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments
The first American semiconductor company to produce single-chip text-to-speech synthesizer and is the 3rd of the largest semiconductors manufacturer worldwide, next to Intel and Samsung.

Average Salary: $168,449*
Perks according to current and former employees:
“The varied electronic equipment allowed for the expansion of knowledge. The shifts, workweeks allowed for plenty of time for the family and for vacations.”** ~ Master Technician and Supervisor (former employee)

“I like my job and the overall culture. It is a great place to work and I’ve learned a lot.”** ~ Principal Application Engineer (current employee)

5. Total Quality Logistics

 Total Quality Logistics

TQL is a third-party logistics provider of domestic freight and logistics services, and America’s 3rd largest freight brokerage firm.

Average Salary: $79,883*
Perks according to current and former employees:
“Great first job straight out of college; work hard and play hard culture. Great benefits and great group of people to work with for those who want to pursue an opportunity in sales.”** ~ Logistic Account Executive (current employee)

“Excellent job for experience fresh out of college. You will learn a lot working at Total Quality Logistics. Young and energetic work atmosphere.”** ~ Logistics Account Executive (former employee)

4. Nokia Corporation

Nokia Corporation

Nokia Corporation is a Finnish multinational communications and Information Technology company founded by Fredrik Idestam and Leo Mechelin in 1865.

Average Salary: $80,772*
Perks according to current and former employees:
“Amazing place to work with a strong organizational culture that cares about the employees, the work/life balance and professional development.”** ~ Customer Availability Manager (former employee)

“Here in Nokia it’s a very nice workplace with a good environment to work full of respect with a Football table. Shifts are very flexible and home office is authorized whenever necessary.”** ~ CARE Solution Specialist (current employee)

3. Novartis

Novartis International

Novartis International AG is a Swiss multinational pharmaceutical company that researches, develops, and manufactures top-selling prescription medications.

Average Salary: $183,182*
Perks according to current and former employees:
“Novartis is a very good company to work for. They are a very diverse company, good to their employees, and the employee morale is great!”** ~ LMS Training Support Analyst/Training Specialist (former employee)

“Novartis is a great company to work for. The company really has culture that promotes a healthy work life balance. Company is also very quality oriented.”** ~ Quality Assurance (current employee)

2. Amgen, Inc.

Amgen, Inc.

AMGen is an American biopharmaceutical company and the largest independently-run biotech firm in the world.

Average Salary: $174,808*
Perks according to current and former employees:
“This is an amazing company to work for – the work/life balance is spot on, the benefits are without peer, and the products are well supported and enthusiastically received by the customers.”** ~ Senior Biopharmaceutical Representative (current employee)

“I worked here as a contractor and enjoyed the environment. The management team expected a lot but pushed us to learn. I miss the campus and would work here again.”** ~ Clinical Manufacturing Process Technician (former employee)

1. UnitedHealthcare


UnitedHealthcare is the largest single health carrier in the United States and the first health insurer to provide network plans for senior citizens.

Average Salary: $67,856*
Perks according to current and former employees:
“A great company to use your skills and experience to advance opportunities great coworker and managers it’s a great place to work.”** ~ Data Entry Analyst (former employee)

“Benefits are great and working in corporate office with get to have a bit of fun, while still focus on our mission. I always wait for the Christmas parties. It’s what gets me through the whole year of chaos.”** ~ Data Entry (current employee)

These companies know how to satiate their employees not just with good pay and benefits, but also the privilege to make them feel the company is their second home. Have any of these 2016 happiest companies kindled your interest to apply? Do you have other companies in mind? How about working at Facebook? Before you begin your job hunt, check our sample resume and you’ll know we can help you get called in for a job interview. Call us today!

*According to Forbes
**According to former and current employees’ reviews at Indeed.com

Sources: Forbes | CareerBliss | Executive Grapevine International Ltd. | Indeed

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