Job and recruiting site Glassdoor just announced the winners of its 11th annual Employees' Choice Awards, honoring the Best Places to Work in 2019 across North America and parts of Europe. These awards are a bit different than most because the Glassdoor Employees' Choice Awards are based on the input of employees who voluntarily provide anonymous feedback about their job, work environment, and employer over the past year.

There were a few interesting surprises in the 2019 awards:

  • Bain & Company (4.6 rating) reclaimed the top spot after taking No. 1 in 2017;

  • Facebook dropped to No. 7 (4.5) after taking No. 1 (4.6) in 2018;

  • 31 newcomers across diverse industries debut this year as a Best Place to Work, including No. 72 Omni Hotels (4.3), No. 83 Phoenix Children's Hospital (4.2), and No. 87 HP (4.2).

Here are the top 25 companies on Glassdoor's list of 100 Best Places to Work for 2019 along with some employee comments. For the complete list of all 100 companies, be sure to visit the Glassdoor site. Be sure to also check out Inc.'s list of the Best Companies to Work for in 2018.

1. Bain & Company
Company rating: 4.6

"Bain fosters a really supportive and fun work environment. At a local level, my colleagues are at once my mentors, confidantes, and closest friends." --Bain & Company associate consultant (Los Angeles)

2. Zoom Video Communications
Company rating: 4.5

"Fantastic company culture of 'Happiness.' You feel it every day and you can't wait to come to work because you feel 'cared for.'" --Zoom Video Communications mid-market account executive (San Jose, California)

3. In-N-Out Burger
Company rating: 4.5

"You have great opportunities to advance both in store and corporate. They offer great training and have a great support structure." --In-N-Out Burger Oracle database administrator (Irvine, California)

4. Procore Technologies
Company rating: 4.5

"The BIGGEST pro of Procore, is the opportunity for career growth. Procore is all about making you better and letting you follow your interests." --Procore Technologies software engineer (Carpinteria, California)

5. Boston Consulting Group
Company rating: 4.5

"Best work and life balance, amazing benefits, amazing people and most importantly a people-first focused company. What else can you ask for?" --Boston Consulting Group IT product manager (Atlanta)

6. LinkedIn
Company rating: 4.5

"I love working for a company whose vision aligns with my personal beliefs. We are motivated by our belief that we are changing the world for the better." --LinkedIn Business Leadership Program (San Francisco)

7. Facebook
Company rating: 4.5

"I've never worked at a company that cares so much about its people. Taking care of yourself and working sustainably is part of the culture." --Facebook hardware engineer (Menlo Park, California)

8. Google
Company rating: 4.4

"Working at Google is truly amazing. The best people, perks, and awesome company culture with lots of opportunities for growth." --Google IT field technician (Sunnyvale, California)

9. Lululemon
Company rating: 4.4

"So fun and supportive! The company is phenomenal and really helps you towards your goals inside and outside the company!" --Lululemon educator (Orlando, Florida)

10. Southwest Airlines
Company rating: 4.4

"Profit sharing when applicable is wonderful. Salaries are competitive within Technology. Great culture and community give back events." --Southwest Airlines Operations senior project manager (Dallas)

11. Salesforce
Company Rating: 4.4

"It's an incredibly supportive place to work and you get time off to volunteer; one of the best benefits there can be." -- Salesforce Project Manager (Indianapolis, IN)

12. Intuitive Surgical
Company Rating: 4.4

"Best place to work in terms of timings and opportunities. Management is very helpful. Benefits and packages are best in market."  -- Intuitive Senior Software Developer (Sunnyvale, CA)

13. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Company Rating: 4.4

"You can't beat the reason you come to work every day. The team environment is healthy and supportive. Our supervisors want to see us grow and develop." -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Technical Service Technologist (Memphis, TN)

14. Slalom
Company Rating: 4.4

"Slalom has a fantastic inclusive culture which focuses on their greatest resource, their people." -- Slalom Consultant (Denver, CO)

15. Power Home Remodeling
Company Rating: 4.4

"Opportunities for Growth within the company. Power loves their employees and gives back to us as well as gives back to the local community." -- Power Home Remodeling Customer Service (Chester, PA)

16. HubSpot
Company Rating: 4.4

"While at HubSpot I have seen a massive effort to improve internal tools and to ensure people have what they need to get the job done." -- HubSpot Senior Software Engineer (Cambridge, MA)

17. DocuSign
Company Rating: 4.4

"The culture, people, and future of this company are certainly reasons to join. I love my job and I love coming into the office each day." -- DocuSign Account Executive (San Francisco, CA)

18. Ultimate Software
Company Rating: 4.4

"Besides the fact that work at Ultimate is fulfilling and that the environment is collaborative and fun, the company offers amazing health benefits." -- Ultimate Software Product Manager (Weston, FL)

19. McKinsey & Company
Company Rating: 4.4

"The environment is very entrepreneurial, and if you look for ways to get involved with your passions you can find some spectacular opportunities." -- McKinsey & Company Senior Implementation Coach (Chicago, IL)

20. Paylocity
Company Rating: 4.4

"The work life balance is amazing. You are treated like an individual and not a number. " -- Paylocity Implementation Consultant (Schaumburg, IL)

21. Ryan, LLC
Company Rating: 4.4

"Ryan has a team centric culture that inspires creativity and excitement in the workplace." -- Ryan, LLC Senior Systems Administrator (Dallas, TX)

22. Sammons Financial Group
Company Rating: 4.4

"Company truly takes care of employees with above-average salary, bonuses, and not to mention the ESOP with 100% vesting after only 3 years!" -- Sammons Financial Group Internal Wholesaler  (West Des Moines, IA)

23. Trader Joe's
Company Rating: 4.4

"As a crew member you are encouraged to have fun with customers, answering product questions, chatting about recipes using the Trader Joe's products and food in general." -- Trader Joe's Crew Member (Hanover, MA)

24. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Company Rating: 4.4

"The people who work here are top notch and the opportunity to expand your skills and move between positions is pretty much limitless." -- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Senior Scientific Technologist (Livermore, CA)

25. Smile Brands
Company Rating: 4.4

"Everyone from the top down really treats you with respect, they care about you as an individual and truly are invested in your success!" -- Smile Brands Director, Marketing Operations (Los Angeles, CA)