Healthcare Companies Top Apple and Google in Employee Happiness

CareerBliss 50 Happiest Companies in America Reveals the Happiest Companies for Employees in 2016

IRVINE, Calif.--()--After receiving thousands of independent employee reviews and analyzing hundreds of companies, CareerBliss announces the 6th annual CareerBliss 50 Happiest Companies in America for 2016, honoring the top companies dedicated to cultivating happier work environments. Thousands of employees from companies around the nation submitted confidential company reviews on, ranking their employers on the key factors that impact overall employee happiness. Topping the list is a leading healthcare organization, UnitedHealthcare. Following the Minneapolis-based healthcare organization is biotechnology giant Amgen Inc. and the multinational pharmaceutical corporation, Novartis International AG. These companies beat notable technology corporations including Adobe (No. 9), Google (No. 18), Microsoft (No. 38), and Apple (No. 48). Consistent themes amongst the 50 companies that made the 2016 list are career development support, a positive relationship with managers and a strong company culture.


CareerBliss 50 Happiest Companies in America 2016 – Top 10

Rank       Company Name       Bliss Score
1       UnitedHealthcare       3.671
2       Amgen Inc.       3.662
3       Novartis International AG       3.637
4       Nokia Corporation       3.624
5       Total Quality Logistics       3.591
6       Texas Instruments, Inc.       3.59
7       Metropolitan Life Insurance Company       3.586
8       Chevron Corporation       3.582
9       Adobe Systems Incorporated       3.577
10       Anthem Inc.       3.565

*BlissScore data derived from 2014-2015 employee generated company reviews. BlissScore ranks on a scale of 1-5 and evaluates a combination of 10 key factors that impact overall workplace happiness.

For a full list of the CareerBliss 50 Happiest Companies in America for 2016:

“Each year we honor the companies dedicated to creating positive work environments. Our judges are the people who work there and experience workplace happiness firsthand,” says Heidi Golledge, Chief Happiness Officer and Cofounder of CareerBliss.

“Companies such as UnitedHealthcare are proving that one of the most valuable resources in any organization is happy employees.”

For top ranked UnitedHealthcare, employees stated that the company offers growth and support opportunities to help employees on their career path. In addition, UnitedHealthcare offers employees unique volunteer programs that build teamwork and enables employees to give back to a charity of their choice.

What Employees Say about America’s Happiest Companies:

"UnitedHealthcare is very organized and has an excellent intranet for learning more about the company and furthering your education,” UnitedHealthcare employee.

"The company has great perks for their employees which include company parties, outdoor activities, indoor pool and ping pong tables, and computer gaming room. They also have a great cafeteria which provides excellent food,” Adobe Systems employee.

“Flexible, good company, good pay. I enjoyed working with my department and with the people on my team,” Texas Instruments employee.

“This year we noted that employees once again stated that compensation is important, but far beyond a paycheck, is the relationship they have with their coworkers and manager that defines a happy workplace for them. This goes to show that in many cases happiness cannot be bought,” says Golledge.

Companies Who Continue to Make Employees Happy

For a select few companies, making employees happy is something they continue to excel at year after year. Qualcomm (No. 32) has made the CareerBliss Happiest Companies in America list for 6 years in a row. Others such as Google, Texas Instruments and Intel have made the list 5 years straight. Dropping from the list for the first time in 5 years is the Walt Disney Company.

Newcomers to the Happiest Companies include: Metropolitan Life Insurance, BMW, CenturyLink, MindTree Limited and Visa.

How CareerBliss Evaluates Happiness at Work

CareerBliss’ data evaluates the key factors that impact happiness at work including: One’s relationship with management and company CEO, compensation, workplace environment, growth opportunities, satisfaction with job role, and one’s overall workplace setting. The results are generated from review submissions and serve to provide insight into employers. All reviews are ranked on a scale of 1-5. Data for the CareerBliss Happiest Companies for 2016 took into account reviews from 2014-2015.

“The CareerBliss Happiest Companies in America reveals insight into what continues to motivate and inspire people to find happiness at work. We believe that every employer and employee have the ability to find and create work environments that foster happiness and success,” says Golledge.

About CareerBliss

CareerBliss is an online career community designed to help everyone find happiness in the workplace. An information hub for everyone that works—employers, job seekers and recruiters—CareerBliss offers the ability to find out what makes them happy and the ability to seek that out in other jobs or improve it in their current one using our PhD Board of Advisors, more than six million independent company reviews and salary comparisons, and more than three million job listings.

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Alia Henson, 316-619-4245
Director of Communications


Alia Henson, 316-619-4245
Director of Communications