Today, job site Indeed.com announced its list of the top-rated workplaces in 2018 -- the best of the best places to work. To create this list, Indeed's data team compiled the results of 72 million ratings and reviews within its company pages, specifically looking at this year's Fortune 500 firms. (Inc. has its own list right here.) 

So what is it that makes these companies stand out from the rest? Says Paul Wolfe, Indeed SVP of HR, "Organizations that stood out among top-rated companies have worked hard to listen to the specific needs of their employees to provide an outstanding experience through strategic and thoughtful workplace programs."

In the case of Facebook, No. 1, it was such things as "great environment," "amazing benefits," and "great people." For No. 2, Southwest Airlines, it was "great team collaboration," "many options for advancement," and a "fun and energetic" workplace culture. And for No. 3, Salesforce, it was "a great mix of fast-paced, challenging projects and smart people along with a cool, fun culture."

So, without further ado, here are 2018's 50 best places to work:

  1. Facebook
  2. Southwest Airlines
  3. Salesforce
  4. Delta
  5. Costco Wholesale
  6. Fannie Mae
  7. Johnson & Johnson
  8. JetBlue Airways
  9. Bristol-Myers Squibb
  10. Apple
  11. Microsoft
  12. Eli Lilly
  13. Live Nation
  14. Exelon
  15. eBay 
  16. Estée Lauder
  17. Viacom
  18. Nike
  19. Publix
  20. Pfizer
  21. Starbucks
  22. Edward Jones
  23. Cisco
  24. ConocoPhillips
  25. Capital One
  26. CBS
  27. Charles Schwab
  28. Amgen
  29. DTE Energy
  30. Discover Financial Services
  31. American Airlines
  32. Lockheed Martin
  33. Fluor Corporation
  34. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
  35. AbbVie
  36. Northrop Grumman
  37. Avon
  38. Booz Allen Hamilton
  39. Stryker
  40. NetApp
  41. American Express
  42. USAA
  43. Freeport-McMoRan
  44. Hilton
  45. Qualcomm
  46. MGM Resorts International
  47. General Motors
  48. National Oilwell Varco
  49. Synchrony Financial
  50. John Deere
Published on: Jul 12, 2018