HubSpot, Bain top Glassdoor’s ‘2016 Best Places to Work’ list in Boston

HubSpot ranks fourth on Glassdoor’s list of best places to work.
HubSpot ranks fourth on Glassdoor’s list of best places to work.

What do Bain & Co. and HubSpot Inc. have in common? Both Massachusetts companies ranked in the top five in Glassdoor’s “2016 Best Places to Work” that was released Tuesday.

The winning company is not Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Facebook Inc., or Apple Inc.. Airbnb, the San Francisco-based vacation rental website, is the top place to work, according to Glassdoor.

The annual survey is based on anonymous company reviews from current and former US-based employees between Nov. 3, 2014, and Nov. 1, 2015. Glassdoor analyzed the pros, cons, and workplace attributes to compile the rankings that are based on a five-point scale. The 50 companies included have at least 1,000 employees.

Boston’s Bain & Co. is number two, followed by Foster City, Calif.-based Guidewire Software Inc., Cambridge’s HubSpot, and Menlo Park, Calif.-based Facebook.

Boston Consulting Group, headquartered in Boston, ranks seventh.

Glassdoor also published a list of the top 50 small- and medium-sized companies to work for. CloudLock, an information technology company headquartered in Waltham, is third on the list with 4.9 points out of 5, according to Glassdoor.

So what makes some of these companies so good? Read for yourself.

 

The pros and cons of Bain & Company, according to Glassdoor reviews.
The pros and cons of Bain & Company, according to Glassdoor reviews.
The pros and cons of HubSpot, according to Glassdoor reviews.
The pros and cons of HubSpot, according to Glassdoor reviews.
 

Best places to work in Massachusetts

Ranking Company Headquarters Points Employees
2. Bain & Co. Boston 4.6 5,001 to 10,000
4. HubSpot Cambridge 4.4 1,001 to 5,000
7. Boston Consulting Group Boston 4.3 1,001 to 5,000
8. Google Mountain View, Calif. 4.3 10,000+
15. Power Home Remodeling Group Chester, Pa. 4.1 1,001 to 5,000
25. Apple Cupertino, Calif. 4.0 10,000+
30. Slalom Consulting Seattle 4.0 1,001 to 5,000
31. Akamai Cambridge 4.0 5,001 to 10,000
37. Red Hat Raleigh, N.C. 4.0 5,001 to 10,000
40. Costco Wholesale Issaquah, Wash. 4.0 10,000+
41. GE Aviation Cincinnati, Ohio 4.0 1,001 to 5,000
45. REI Kent, Wash. 3.9 5,001 to 10,000
50. SolarCity San Mateo, Calif. 3.9 10,000+

Source: Glassdoor