It’s not just high-concept design that makes Google Cambridge seem exciting and hip, or why it’s the number one medium company in this year’s Top Places to Work survey, it’s the sense among employees that they are among the brightest minds in technology working together to change the way the world communicates. Googlers often credit their smart colleagues with making the workplace vibrant and interesting. And across its locations that span the globe, the talent pool is legendary.
The Globe’s Top Places to Work survey honors employers who care for their most valuable resource: The people who work there. Those people - nearly 75,000 employees of the organizations ranked here - told us that their employers pay well, offer progressive benefits and creative perks, allow the flexibility needed to have good lives both at work and at home, embrace the diverse backgrounds of their employees, and offer a promising future to all of their workers.
We sometimes see our own lives reflected in the movies, and that includes our lives at work. For Top Places to Work, Boston Globe critics Ty Burr and Wesley Morris sat down to talk about movies about working. Ty Burr: We’re talking about movies about what it’s like to have a job and work with people. Wesley Morris: Either according to the movies, or according to life as captured by the movies. So there are the movies of Frederick Wiseman.
At Institution for Savings, it’s the company’s thoughtfulness that stands out. At Google Inc., your colleagues are the ones who make you feel special. At Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc., being a top employer isn’t a fluke. What do these companies have in common? They each represent the very best of what our annual Top Places to Work survey has to offer. Each is a No. 1 employer in its respective category - small, medium, and large.