Eleven companies with headquarters, branch offices, or stores on the Eastside recently were named among Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards Top 50 Best Places to Work in 2017.


Google ranked 4th on the list of Top 50 Best Places to Work. Photo by Rachel Coward.

Tech companies crowd the list with Google (#4 – Kirkland), Salesforce (#17 – Bellevue), Concur (#24 – Bellevue), and Microsoft (#37 – Redmond, Bellevue) named top workplaces, while retail heavyweights Trader Joe’s (#33 – Sammamish, Issaquah, Bellevue), Costco Wholesale (#34 – Kirkland, Issaquah, Redmond, Woodinville), Apple (#36 – Bellevue Square), and Ikea (#45 – Renton) also took up spots on the annual roster. Keller Williams (#31 – Bellevue) and FedEx Freight (#39 – Everett, Kent) also received workplace accolades.

“Since Concur’s inception, we have focused on fostering a collaborative, dynamic and transparent global workplace and culture where our people are inspired to do their best work,” said Concur president Mike Eberhard. “It is a great honor to receive this feedback from our employees and be recognized as one of the best places to work in the U.S.”

A newcomer to the list is Aegis Living (#46), a Redmond-based assisted living and memory care service provider for seniors. The company was founded in 1997 and currently operates Eastside communities in Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, and Redmond, with plans to expand to Newcastle in August 2017 and Mercer Island in fall 2018.

“In our society, the cultural Goliath is a high-tech business. We’re a high touch business, nurturing more than 2,000 seniors,” said Aegis Living founder and CEO Dwayne Clark. “We’re amazingly honored to be named as a Best Place to Work. Our employees deserve this award. They love our residents and value their wisdom. They make our high touch culture an oasis in a high-tech world. We’re honored they chose a career with us.”


Bellevue-based Concur also made the list. Photo by Rachel Coward.

The Glassdoor list is determined using company reviews shared by U.S. based employees between November 2, 2015 and October 30, 2016. Consideration for the large employer category requires a company must have at least 1,000 employees and have received at least 75 company reviews during the eligibility period.

“Company culture and the employee experience are critical considerations for job seekers everywhere when deciding where to work,” said Glassdoor co-founder and CEO Robert Hohman. “Employers where employees love to work continue to prove that they have a recruiting and business performance edge. We’re proud to celebrate the 2017 Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards winners in earning this incredible achievement.”

The complete list of the Glassdoor Employee’s Choice Top 50 Best Places to Work in 2017 can be viewed online.