Salaries and cash bonuses might be the primary factors ruling job search in the market. However other factors like opportunities to strike a balance between work and life, number of paid vacations in a year etc can also influence an employee’s stay at a particular organization since he needs to dedicate considerable time to himself and his family asides from performing his tasks at office. The erratic work schedules today have made it near impossible for employees to eke out the personal time that he desires. Still there are companies which have been able to grant their employees sufficient time for their families and hence rank high among companies providing proper work life balance for staff members. Here is a list of few of these:
SAS Institute: SAS has been consistently featuring amongst the top ten companies providing work life balance in prominent sites recently and quite rightly so! With benefits ranging from free health care center to indefinite sick leaves-from welcome diversions like sports leagues to necessary benefits like subsidized Montessori child care, this institution deserves a place among employee friendly companies. It received a rating of 4.4 on a scale of 5 at glassdoor.com.
National Instruments : According to its employee reviews on glassdoor.com (with a rating of 3.8 out of 5) this is one company which has a great work culture (this is one aspect hailed unanimously by employees), excellent research opportunities to improve on assigned tasks asides other facilities. Employees can also be a part of hobby clubs or book clubs in the office if they wish to!
Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants with its headquarters in San Francisco had been ranked 16 by CNNMoney for encouraging workers to enjoy a perfect balance between his work and personal life. Traditions like ‘ HouseKeeping Olympics which feature activities like ‘ vaccum dash’ and ‘blindfolded bed making’ are means to break the monotony associated with regular office work.
Linkedin : Yes the popular social networking cum job site has firmly cemented its position among the few favorite companies among employees. It received a rating of 4.3 out of 5 at glassdoor.com
Google India : Facilities here range from excellent perks, a sound work culture, a congenial environment, excellent work tools to access and exceptional opportunities of growth. Needless to say that a good work culture makes life easier for an employee at his workplace. Additionally the availability of better working tools substantially cut down on his workload, so that he can squeeze out some time fulfill his personal needs.
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MITRE : Based in Virginia and Massachusetts, this non-profit organization had bagged the highest rating on work-life balance at glassdoor.com. Remarkable perks, flexible work schedules and great paid time offs are some of the highlights. The aforementioned ratings stood something like this-4.5 out of 5!
Recreational Equipment or REI offers several benefits like hiatus, amazing discounts on merchandize, free rentals on equipments etc. Its work life balance rating stands at 4.3 out of 5 at glassdoor.com, while it featured at the eighth place among the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by CNNMoney
The above list has been complied keeping the companies’ rank at prominent sites in view. In India companies like HCL Technologies, Dell India, Accenture , Infosys etc are taking serious steps towards attaining better work life ratio. If you are really considering a job with perfect work life balance, you can always consult the list. Besides, you can go by personal experience of seniors at their respective workplaces!