The annual 50 "best places to work" ranking by Glassdoor put the consulting firm Bain & Company at No. 1, followed by Facebook, Boston Consulting Group, and Google.
The list, which is now in its ninth edition, is created and ranked based on employee reviews collected from November 2015, according to Forbes. At least75 employees must submit reviews for a company to be eligible for the list.
Rounding out the top 10 are World Wide Technology, Fast Enterprises, In-N-Out Burger, LinkedIn, Adobe, and Power Home Remodeling.
Airbnb, which was No. 1 on last year's list, tumbled to No. 35 this year, an unusual fall for a company, according to Glassdoor.
"Airbnb has definitely dropped amongst the most ever," Scott Dobroski, Glassdoor community expert, told Bloomberg. "Airbnb continues to grow, and employees say it's now harder to find work-life balance, opportunities for advancement, and transparency from the top."
"These are common themes among emerging, private companies that are doing well globally," Dobroski added.
Global management consultants Bain & Company, based in Boston, became the first company ranked No. 1 on three different occasions. It also was ranked No. 1 in 2012 and 2014.
This year, Bain received 4.6 out of five stars from its employees, according to CNBC.
"Your colleagues are legitimately smart and always interested in helping you progress your career," one Bain employee wrote about the company. "Pay is generous and grows quickly if you do well. Company culture is unparalleled."
Bloomberg said employees also cited salary, benefits, mentorship, and a culture that promotes employee engagement as reasons for their high reviews.
Another Massachusetts firm, the Boston Consulting Group, was listed the third best placed to work, sandwiched between employee-friendly tech giants Facebook and Google.
"Collaborative culture with people who truly care about your personal development," a Boston Consulting employee said in a review. "Constant feedback ensures accelerated learning and development."
A Facebook employee said in a review that despite being 55 in a company where the average age is 28, the work environment has been great.
"I have always wanted to work in a company where I wasn't the proverbial square peg, and after nearly 30 years in the work force, I believe that I have found the company that complements my ideology for how a company should operate."
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