MENU

Best Workplaces in Chicago™ 2022

The data science behind this list from
Great Place to Work®
Learn More
Large
Small And Medium
1
RSM US LLP
  • Professional Services
  • Chicago, IL, US
What employees are saying
They have been very open and honest about all the events that happened in the country this year. It's clear they support our employees of different races, religion, sexual orientation, etc. They send emails showing their support and hold open and honest conversations with employees. They're willing to show where they need to work. During the pandemic where others were laying people off or reducing salaries, we were given raises and additional bonuses among other smaller benefits. I really felt lucky to work here!
Read more
RSM US LLP Photo
1
Basis Technologies
  • Advertising & Marketing
  • Chicago, IL, US
What employees are saying
I've never worked at a company that acted on the words they said as much as Basis. There is a lot of empathy and care in this workplace, and I think it's a rare find. For instance, last year I had a number of tragic events affect me and my family in a short timespan. Basis HR and management were 100% supportive in giving me room to take care of myself, and continue to support me by helping me evaluate my options (genuinely) to take the time I need to recover. Most companies I worked for would have tried to nudge me out the door for way less. It's a great feeling to know that your safe and cared for by your employer.
Read more
Basis Technologies Photo
2
West Monroe Partners
  • Professional Services
  • Chicago, IL, US
What employees are saying
We are all employee owners which gives management a responsibility to everyone to make choices that are best for employees, not just the bottom line. We trust that they will always make the decision that they believe is best for everyone. This creates a sense of camaraderie and a flatness to the organization that others companies like ours don't have. Also, I like their career framework. You don't have a direct manager, they assign you a career advisor, their key role is to assist you with your career goals.
Read more
West Monroe Partners Photo
2
Balyasny Asset Management
  • Financial Services & Insurance
  • Chicago, IL, US
What employees are saying
The care for each individual makes this company unique. Very often the management proactively takes steps to improve the wellbeing, safety and happiness of each employee. I was many times encouraged to take enough time off to spend with family and make sure that I maintain a good balance between work and fun!
Read more
Balyasny Asset Management Photo
3
Horizon Therapeutics
  • Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals
  • Deerfield, IL, US
What employees are saying
The company is totally people focused, whether that be towards our patients or towards Horizon employees. For patients, I love seeing the science we create directly being used to help patients. As an employee, Horizon takes care of us and encourages us to take care of ourselves. Flexible work hours, amazing benefits, a deep understanding that working parents are pulled in a million directions, and that feeling of working towards a common mission of helping patients make Horizon a truly wonderful and meaningful place to work.
Read more
Horizon Therapeutics Photo
3
True Partners Consulting LLC
  • Professional Services
  • Chicago , IL, US
What employees are saying
Management is very open and willing to communicate large items to people, rather than just dropping news in an email. People feels pride and attachment to their work and are willing to go above and beyond to get things done and help each other out. We pride ourselves on our culture and I look forward to getting back to the office and experiencing it with everyone again!
Read more
True Partners Consulting LLC Photo
4
Crowe
  • Professional Services
  • Chicago, IL, US
What employees are saying
The employees at Crowe really wear the company values on their sleeve and have done so for as long as I have been with the firm (18 years). In 2021, the firm reassessed the company values, and considerable care and effort was taken by the implementation team (consisting of employees of all levels, races, and genders) in defining new values that closely align with our present workforce in the here and now. The core values and how they align with my values have always been something that I look back on when I measure my job satisfaction!
Read more
Crowe Photo
4
Assurance Agency, Ltd.
  • Financial Services & Insurance
  • Schaumburg, IL, US
What employees are saying
I have never been at a company where the highest level executives take such an interest in the work we do, communicate changes with us, and involve themselves in situations in order to better our work environment. This excellent culture is not just words, you can really feel it when you work here!
Read more
Assurance Agency, Ltd. Photo
5
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
  • Hospitality
  • Chicago, IL, US
What employees are saying
Hyatt's purpose - to care for people so they can be their best - is deeply embedded in our culture and can be felt on a daily basis, whether that's in a casual interaction in the hallway or in a big meeting. I really value the priority placed on this purpose and wholeheartedly believe it drives our organization!
Read more
Hyatt Hotels Corporation Photo
5
Engtal
  • Professional Services
  • Chicago, IL, US
What employees are saying
Every single person at this company is extremely selfless and will stop what they are doing to help others at any point in the workday. We all really care about each other's happiness and success. Senior leadership will also spend time ensuring everyone has the tools to see success in the role. Our CEO and co-founder / encourages using all of our 21 days of PTO. We also are encouraged to use our monthly health and wellness stipend. Success is also recognized with gift cards, incentive trips, and lunch clubs!
Read more
Engtal Photo
6
AbbVie
  • Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals
  • North Chicago, IL, US
What employees are saying
It offers a pension. Profit Sharing for all employees, they provide me with every opportunity to grow in my development, both personally/professionally. Fantastic community partner and holds annual outreach programs where we are provided the opportunity to go out into our local communities and assist with needed projects such as cleaning up, reaching out to our senior communities, etc. The employees contribute to the United Way where we are able to select the charity where our donation is directed. AbbVie steps up every time there is a disaster and donates needed drugs and supplies and contributes money to help those areas get back on their feet quicker. There's many ERGs that are offered and I am allowed to join as many as I would like.
Read more
AbbVie Photo
6
Sprout Social
  • Information Technology
  • Chicago, IL, US
What employees are saying
Management is incredibly empathetic and truly values work-life balance. They've given us extra time off for company-wide holidays, unlimited PTO, do not set expectations for unrealistic/unfair hours, pay overtime for salaried employees, and continually preach the importance of work-life balance!
Read more
Sprout Social Photo
7
Grainger
  • Industrial Services
  • Lake Forest, IL, US
What employees are saying
They provide tremendous resources that encourage growth and development - leaders want us to succeed; the company authentically celebrates and champions diversity, inclusion, and equality; the company memorialized a 10-year commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Read more
Grainger Photo
7
Burwood Group, Inc
  • Information Technology
  • Chicago, IL, US
What employees are saying
The company treats people with respect and I feel more empowered to take a vacation here than anywhere I have been. The people who excel here are those that don't need a lot of direction due to the fact that leadership gives a lot of latitude to people to do what they feel is best for the company. There is also a very empowered environment to do what is right for the customer, as that has been a key goal of the company for 20 years!
Read more
Burwood Group, Inc Photo
8
Baker Tilly US, LLP
  • Professional Services
  • Chicago, IL, US
What employees are saying
Genuine leadership, honest and transparent. I trust my own judgement and have executive support coaching me if needed. Outstanding culture, people openly talk about friction and genuinely seek alignment with others. Outstanding pay and benefits, I came from a different industry, this matched my expectations working for a professional services organization. We have a growth culture/mindset and the leadership is approachable. the CEO is amazing, setting direction and pace and communicating clear expectations. I feel a genuine commitment to diversity and employee engagement. The firm has made great strides to try to achieve a stronger work-life balance with additional firm holidays and "disconnect days".
Read more
Baker Tilly US, LLP Photo
8
Bounteous
  • Professional Services
  • Chicago, IL, US
What employees are saying
Bounteous values its people so much. I have always felt supported when I've needed to take time off work for personal or medical issues. They truly value a healthy work/life balance and I never work nights or weekends. I just feel like they care about me so much as a person, and make sure I'm healthy and happy with my work/life balance. I've never felt this way at any company I've ever worked at before!
Read more
Bounteous Photo
9
ZS
  • Professional Services
  • Evanston, IL, US
What employees are saying
Our culture always makes me proud. No matter who you ask - if it is someone who has been here for a couple of weeks or has been here for years, they will always say that everyone is so helpful and that everyone is ready to go above and beyond to help. You know you can lean on your team when you need them!
Read more
ZS Photo
9
LaSalle Network
  • Professional Services
  • Chicago , IL, US
What employees are saying
Transparency from the top-down - Quarterly kick-offs where the CEO opens up the books and informs the whole company of where we stand. Incentive trips, Rebirthdays (work anniversaries), Major and MINOR celebrations of accomplishments. Excellent benefits such as Brain, Health, and Wellness groups - optional FREE group therapy on topics such as parenthood, stress, and anxiety. An AMAZING training department that works to train not just on the job itself, but things like conflict resolution, persuasion, etc. that apply to everyone at the company, not just producers. Community Champions - a committee dedicated to community outreach. Diversity Equity and Belonging Committee - working to celebrate what makes each individual unique and educate!
Read more
LaSalle Network Photo
10
Astellas US
  • Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals
  • Northbrook, IL, US
What employees are saying
The culture of this company is really something special and when you combine that with excellent leadership and benefits, one can't help but truly feel blessed to have a career at Astellas. I plan to retire from this amazing company - wouldn't want to work anywhere else!
Read more
Astellas US Photo
10
Inspire11
  • Professional Services
  • Chicago, IL, US
What employees are saying
Our focus on our employees is above and beyond. Inspire11 truly cares and focuses its efforts on those the employees depend on, their communities, and their clients. We have quarterly meetings, annual meetings, investor meetings, first Friday celebrations, etc. Our Thumbs Up Thursdays lead to great engagement on Slack where people of all levels are recognized for their great work. We have a feeling that anyone can take on things that are important to them and they will have company backing. Our focus on the community and our Inspire Cares program which allows all employees to donate 500 dollars to a cause of their choice, funded by the company is also unique. We have a strong DEI and Womens empowerment group.
Read more
Inspire11 Photo
11
Sikich LLP
  • Professional Services
  • Chicago, IL, US
What employees are saying
We are nearly fully remote. I've never felt more connected to a company that I've worked for! To have the opportunity to work remotely, to be supported with office resources at home, and to also receive a very generous time-off policy ("at least four weeks" is the terminology used by the firm) and the firm closure (entire firm is closed Christmas to New Years) has been wonderful for my family and my mental health. I have worked at other certified "Great Places to Work" but none even compare to this one. I hope to be here for a very long time!
Read more
Sikich LLP Photo
11
Thoughtworks
  • Information Technology
  • Chicago, IL, US
What employees are saying
Thoughtworks strongly values giving back to local communities and encourages employees to be active in their local spaces. One of the core pillars of the company is being a 'thought leader' which extends to employees and how we engage and influence communities we care about outside of work. I trust Thoughtworks leadership to uphold the values of the company in everything they do - from how they interact with team members to which companies they choose to work with.
Read more
Thoughtworks Photo
12
Relativity
  • Other
  • Chicago, IL, US
What employees are saying
Relativity is an amazing company that truly makes anyone feel like they belong. They are a company that really puts their employees first (talking benefits like unlimited PTO, VERY generous overtime pay when needed, Community Resource Groups) and takes the time to listen to what we need. As a large global company, I feel connected to my colleagues in our overseas offices, and even to our executive board and the CEO Mike Gameson himself (which is NOT something I could say with other companies I've worked for!) Overall such a great company to work for, and I feel extremely lucky to work here. In the same breath, I can also say that this company is lucky to have me, and I feel valued as an employee of Relativity!
Read more
Relativity Photo
12
Kin + Carta
  • Information Technology
  • Chicago, IL, US
What employees are saying
While new, our IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Awareness) initiative was one of the main reasons I wanted to work here. I'm a new employee and seeing Kin + Carta's established commitment to improving inclusion within the company makes me feel good about my choice to work with them. Along with being new, I immediately felt welcomed by all the people I've interacted with so far, both in-person and virtually. K+C has managed to make a virtual working environment still feel personally connected!
Read more
Kin + Carta Photo
13
Beam Suntory
  • Manufacturing & Production
  • Chicago, IL, US
What employees are saying
Very social industry and company given the nature of spirits business. Many brands are legacies built from the original families with those founders still involved, which makes it feel like you are participating in a piece of history and continuing the legacy of something special. Lots of innovation and dynamic categories - especially being one of the few spirits companies with all categories represented within the portfolio. The Chicago headquarters even has a bar in the lobby that is used to welcome guests, celebrate events, and educate partners on our brands.
Read more
Beam Suntory Photo
13
Radio Flyer Inc.
  • Other
  • Chicago, IL, US
What employees are saying
I appreciate that everyone working here is committed to diversity, inclusion, and belonging. I like the diversity discussions, book clubs, Slice of My Life sharing, and guest speakers, they all positively impacted me!
Read more
Radio Flyer Inc. Photo
14
Paylocity
  • Information Technology
  • Schaumburg, IL, US
What employees are saying
For the first time in my work career I truly feel like I belong and can be myself. I have never had all levels of leadership within the company actually work to provide transparency and not try to hide things or be deceitful. Feels good to come in to work and do my job and help others without the worries of having leadership stab you in the back.
Read more
Paylocity Photo
14
Flexera Software LLC
  • Information Technology
  • Itasca, IL, US
What employees are saying
We are weird, quirky, love to have fun, and give back to our communities. We tie those events back to a charity that is local or national. For example, we had a huge bags tournament and the winners got to pick a charity of their choice that Flexera would donate to. We had another event for valentines using Crush soda cans that people could purchase to send to people in the business that showcased some of our core values (passion, candor, professionalism). The money raised was then matched by Flexera and given to a charity. We are investing more time into our DEI efforts such as bringing in guest speakers to speak about topics like LGBTQ, Black History, Mental Awareness, etc. on our company FlexTalks to educate our community!
Read more
Flexera Software LLC Photo
15
Alight Solutions
  • Professional Services
  • Lincolnshire, IL, US
What employees are saying
When they say "People matter" they act on it with action. When people have hardships there are resources there to help make it easier, from internal fund-raisers for disaster relief to EAP assistance for personal support and more. We were one of the first companies to declare the Juneteenth holiday and then again to make it an official holiday. They encourage us to get out into the community and help. I feel Alight genuinely cares for its employees!
Read more
Alight Solutions Photo
15
Avionos
  • Professional Services
  • Chicago, IL, US
What employees are saying
I think there are a lot of unique things, but most of it boils down to the people and work culture we have here. I would feel comfortable talking to anyone at the company - new or old, C-level or intern, and would expect to be shown the same level of acceptance and respect regardless of title. The people here genuinely care for one another and are respectful of boundaries (PTO is truly PTO, not "working off hours", family always comes first, etc.). Additionally, management is quick to recognize outstanding work and highlights those contributions in company-wide meetings, company-wide Teams channels, and in individual conversations.
Read more
Avionos Photo
16
TopBloc
  • Information Technology
  • Chicago, IL, US
What employees are saying
This is a company that really wants employees to have fun and feel supported. For instance, when redesigning the new office space, the CEO was directly involved and advocated strongly for areas of the office to be dedicated entirely to employees spending time together (larger lunch areas to accommodate larger gatherings, comfier chairs, etc). The company also supports numerous local charities in Chicago with both corporate donations and volunteer time!
Read more
TopBloc Photo
17
Lloyd Agencies
  • Financial Services & Insurance
  • Schaumburg, IL, US
What employees are saying
LLOYD Agencies offers not only financial development but also personal development. In addition, they combine the two to create fruitful and productive 1099 contractors that bring extraordinary value to the market and the community we serve!
Read more
Lloyd Agencies Photo
18
Bluedog Design
  • Professional Services
  • Chicago, IL, US
What employees are saying
Bluedog is extremely supportive of our team. At work with development and education opportunities, but also as people as we navigate life and work together. The Pandemic is a great example. Bluedog did SO much to keep our culture thriving and try and add perks to our home work that we would have gotten at the office (food, selfcare packages, etc.). We have amazing benefits like parenting support when you become a new parent, amazing celebrations for your birthday and more. I will never work at another company!
Read more
Bluedog Design Photo
19
Nexus Pharmaceuticals
  • Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals
  • LINCOLNSHIRE, IL, US
What employees are saying
Management has a very relaxed approach which allows me to adapt and improvise to come up with more efficient and effective ways to complete routine activities. Also, the daily recognitions at morning meetings are very thoughtful as well as the large number of celebrations including personal birthdays, company achievements, and random food trucks where we can all relax and spend quality time getting to know one another.
Read more
Nexus Pharmaceuticals Photo
20
Next College Student Athlete
  • Other
  • Chicago, IL, US
What employees are saying
We work in sports and most of us are former or current athletes in one way or another. The company has gone above and beyond to make us all feel like we're a team and provide that locker room feeling. We feel a bond with each other, we have fun working together towards the goal of winning for our families. It's a great company culture where sports is the theme carried throughout many areas of the business.
Read more
Next College Student Athlete Photo
21
Iron Galaxy Studios
  • Entertainment
  • Chicago, IL, US
What employees are saying
It is a video game studio that wants its employees to retire eventually, which is unheard of in our industry. All other studios are fixated on making big money and taking huge risks, which leads to layoffs and a poor work/life balance. Our studio bucks this trend by structuring itself in a way that promotes stability. In addition to this, the projects we work on are just as fun as those found at big-name studios!
Read more
Iron Galaxy Studios Photo
22
Embrace Living Communities
  • Aging Services
  • Oak Brook, IL, US
What employees are saying
Leadership creates a healthy and supportive environment for employees and we are welcome to contact department heads when needed. Management is responsive and seeks solutions to provide positive outcomes. Embrace Living Communities is committed to providing affordable housing and creating a true home for the residents we serve. Education is brought into the buildings and in my building, we have had health fairs- bringing in doctors- physical therapists, and Occupational therapist. Providing eye exams, fall assessments, and bone scans. In one instance an ophthalmologist discovered a serious eye disease in a resident that needed immediate treatment which likely saved his vision.
Read more
Embrace Living Communities Photo
23
Zoro
  • Retail
  • Buffalo Grove, IL, US
What employees are saying
This is one of the first places I've worked where I have had direct 1:1 conversations about my work with executives, including the CEO. Leadership is interested and invested in what we're working on! I also appreciate that our CEO Kevin has a space/slack channel to communicate with all of us while we're WFH, especially with the extremely eventful year that we had.
Read more
Zoro Photo
24
Legacy Healthcare
  • Aging Services
  • Skokie, IL, US
What employees are saying
I love coming to work every day because I feel like I am in a unique position to help others. The corporate office enables our SNFs to provide care to the elderly community and that is the greatest honor. My managers go above and beyond to make me feel appreciated, needed, but most of all wanted here. Everyone knows my children and I love bringing them to show them off. There are always birthday parties and employee appreciation lunches and random events to boost morale. Casual Fridays are often themed to make it more fun. There is a kitchen fully stocked with drinks, snacks, and coffee machines. The building is brand new and beautiful and we each have clean, distinct working stations with the latest computers and technology.
Read more
Legacy Healthcare Photo
25
Impact Networking, LLC
  • Other
  • Lake Forest, IL, US
What employees are saying
You get to work with good people, they pay you to get certifications, they embrace everything about you, move you up when you obtain the certifications, and you have unlimited growth. Most MSPs don't give you growth, they like to cut corners. They promote growth from day one. Show you the path and let you strike out on your own path once you reach the end of theirs. They create positions for people who have the knowledge and passion to utilize their certs to make the company better. Unlimited potential for anyone who works here!
Read more
Impact Networking, LLC Photo
26
Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts
  • Education & Training
  • Schaumburg, IL, US
What employees are saying
There is a lot of emphasis on employee recognition and inclusion and encouragement for employees to take care of themselves and have a good work/home balance. Upper management is thoughtful, accessible, and approachable and makes efforts to keep teams connected, establishing great rapport between employees and encouraging communication and face-to-face time even when remote!
Read more
Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts Photo
27
Liventus
  • Professional Services
  • Northbrook, IL, US
What employees are saying
Flextime allows the employees to make more and have the maximum amount of flexibility to create a work/life balance. Profit-sharing on top of a 401k match. Premium health insurance plans including HSA. Great employee activities, generous expense benefits, suggestions, and feedback culture, leading-edge technology, generous PTO program as well as above average and competitive bonus and pay.
Read more
Liventus Photo
28
Beacon Funding
  • Financial Services & Insurance
  • Northbrook, IL, US
What employees are saying
The C-level management team really does care about the employees, makes new hires feel welcome, and allows employees to make "suggestions" on the intranet to be reviewed by the entire company. There are two offices in Chicago's West Loop. Both of these offices have break rooms where people can unplug and effectively break away. During the pandemic, the management team has been terrific in accommodating those who want to work in the office, set up remotely, or be a hybrid. Also, there is strong support from the IT department, so any issues ranging from setting up a remote office to system issues are handled promptly. These all contribute to the company being a great place to work.
Read more
Beacon Funding Photo
29
Egen Solutions, Inc.
  • Information Technology
  • Naperville, IL, US
What employees are saying
Egen actively vocalizes its founding AMAZE principles (Agile, Masterful, Adaptable, Zestful, Entrepreneurial) and encourages employees to take on these values. We are often encouraged to pitch new ideas, are provided an ownership approach to our work and are provided plenty of learning opportunities. The company's approach to how employees are managed is very entrepreneurial in nature and employees are guided, but allowed to own their responsibilities without being micro-managed.
Read more
Egen Solutions, Inc. Photo
30
Hanold Associates LLC
  • Professional Services
  • Evanston, IL, US
What employees are saying
People are recognized for the hard work they put in and everyone is there to lend a hand and lift each other up. It is the most genuine and hard working organization I have ever been a part of!
Read more
Hanold Associates LLC Photo
31
Liberty Advisor Group
  • Professional Services
  • Chicago, IL, US
What employees are saying
We make every effort to subdue aged-based bias. We do not have levels in our firm, and we decide who has the best capabilities and experience to lead our teams -- regardless of age. It serves our clients in a better way, and it makes teaming extremely easy. We don't have a vacation policy -- people take time when they need it. We have a live anywhere policy and believe we don't need many "rules" as we are a company of adults who will behave like adults!
Read more
Liberty Advisor Group Photo
32
HDMZ
  • Advertising & Marketing
  • Chicago, IL, US
What employees are saying
There's a culture that makes me feel like everyone is valued. When someone does a good job, they are recognized. Everyone gets a chance to be heard. We regularly check in about individual professional goals. And we're not only valued for what we do at work, but we're also encouraged to share our outside interests during "show and tell" at our regular town halls.
Read more
HDMZ Photo
33
FONA International
  • Manufacturing & Production
  • Geneva, IL, US
What employees are saying
Absolutely! It is a great place to work because FONA challenges people daily to do their best and achieve terrific goals. Our departments work together and nobody says "that's not my job". We all work hard to get things done for our customers quickly and the best we can. We also work well together to problem solve. Also, everyone feels like they are part of a family and that there is a net holding us together. There is a certain energy that we have, knowing we can do great things! High tech - high touch, attention to details, communications, IT, Regulatory, Flavor Creation, Production, PS&Q, ELT, Purchasing, IP, HR, Payroll, Accounting - everyone has common respect for each other and willingness to help each other :).
Read more
FONA International Photo
34
Praella
  • Professional Services
  • Chicago, IL, US
What employees are saying
Everyone's idea counts. We have weekly team meetings and our input is strongly valued. We get bonuses if we generate work that is outside of the scope of our clients. We get a day off for our birthday. Management strongly encourages us to take a day off if we're not feeling our best. You have a lot of resources to reach out to for any given issue or concern!
Read more
Praella Photo
35
Sevan Multi-Site Solutions, Inc.
  • Construction
  • Downers Grove, IL, US
What employees are saying
The company takes great pride in hiring and retaining great team members and trusting them with responsibilities and tasks to get the job done and find new ways and processes to make the experience better and more enjoyable. Management has a huge understanding of the work-life balance and encourages mental wellness. There is always more work and opportunities to excel and grow not only as a team to accomplish a task but professionally and personally as well. I am confident to say I have grown so much working at Sevan and I am proud of the opportunities presented to me to excel and strive for excellence and let my abilities shine to the rest of the team and company!
Read more
Sevan Multi-Site Solutions, Inc. Photo