The 23 Highest-Rated Companies For Vacation And Paid Time Off

Taking time off is critical for feeling engaged and refreshed in your job. While some companies have generous vacation policies on paper, if that policy isn’t coupled with a corporate culture that encourages taking vacation, the policy won’t matter. Consequently, hearing directly from an organization’s employees about its vacation policy is a great way to evaluate it.

Glassdoor has that data. It recently analyzed thousands of company reviews and revealed the highest-rated companies for vacation and paid time off. To make the list, a firm needed at least 30 ratings for vacation benefits and an overall satisfaction score of at least 3.5 out of 5.

To see the top 10, view the gallery. For the complete list, visit the end of this post.

Amgen took the top spot on the list. The biopharmaceutical company is headquartered in southern California and has nearly 18,000 employees. According to vacation benefits reviews on Glassdoor, Amgen employees start with three weeks’ vacation, and the entire company shuts down for another two weeks—once in early July (for July 4th) and again in late December.

Taking time off is critical for feeling engaged and refreshed in your job. While some companies have generous vacation policies on paper, if that policy isn’t coupled with a corporate culture that encourages taking vacation, the policy won’t matter. Consequently, hearing directly from an organization’s employees about its vacation policy is a great way to evaluate it.

Glassdoor has that data. It recently analyzed thousands of company reviews and revealed the highest-rated companies for vacation and paid time off. To make the list, a firm needed at least 30 ratings for vacation benefits and an overall satisfaction score of at least 3.5 out of 5.

To see the top 10, view the gallery. For the complete list, visit the end of this post.

Amgen took the top spot on the list. The biopharmaceutical company is headquartered in southern California and has nearly 18,000 employees. According to vacation benefits reviews on Glassdoor, Amgen employees start with three weeks’ vacation, and the entire company shuts down for another two weeks—once in early July (for July 4th) and again in late December.

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IKEA, the furniture designer and retailer that’s famous for its assemble-at-home pieces, came in third. The Netherlands-based firm has 375 stores in 47 countries, with most outlets located in Europe. One IKEA worker raves on Glassdoor, “Five weeks of paid time off every year plus sick time. I can hardly keep up with it.” Reviewers also claim you can take paid time off in one-hour increments.

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Google ranked fourth. The tech firm is known for providing benefits like free lunch and long parental leave. Glassdoor reviewers say the firm gives three weeks’ vacation for your first three years, four weeks after four years, and five weeks thereafter. Google appears to have a culture that encourages taking time off. Reviewers call the company “flexible” and “respectful of need for vacation.”

General Motors, one of the few Fortune 500 companies with a female CEO, took the seventh spot on the list. The Detroit-based automaker has more than 200,000 employees. According to Glassdoor users, vacation at GM starts off at about three weeks and goes up from there. “There is an unusual amount of company holidays throughout the year,” says one reviewer. During election years, one of those holidays is voting day. This year GM has told its employees to head to the voting booths on November 8th instead of work.

[sOURCE:-Forbes]

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