Glassdoor, the leading jobs and career community, has announced the winners of its seventh annual Employees’ Choice Awards, honoring the Best Places to Work in 2015 across the U.S. and UK.

Unlike any other workplace awards, the Employees’ Choice Awards are based solely on input from employees who anonymously and voluntarily provide feedback via the Glassdoor company review survey. Glassdoor company reviews include details into employee job satisfaction, work environment, company culture and senior leadership.

The 2015 awards honor companies in three different categories: 50 Best Places to Work – U.S. (recognizing employers with 1,000 or more employees; based on U.S. employee feedback), 50 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For – U.S. (recognizing employers with fewer than 1,000 employees; based on U.S. employee feedback), and new this year, the 25 Best Places to Work UK (based on UK employee feedback).

Winners are ranked according to their overall company rating achieved during the past year. The  ratings based on a 5-point scale: 1.0=very dissatisfied, 3.0=OK, 5.0=very satisfied.

    • The top five Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For in 2015 – U.S. are:
      1. Motley Fool (4.6 rating)
      2. Fast Enterprises (4.6 rating)
      3. Evolent Health (4.6 rating)
      4. Intacct Corporation (4.6 rating)
      5. TubeMogul (4.6 rating)

    • The top five Best Places to Work in 2015 – U.S. are:
      1. Google (4.5 rating)
      2. Bain & Company (4.4 rating)
      3. Nestle Purina PetCare (4.4 rating)
      4. F5 Networks (4.3 rating)
      5. Boston Consulting Group (4.3 rating)
    • The top five Best Places to Work UK in 2015 are:
      1. Google (4.4 rating)
      2. John Lewis (4.3 rating)
      3. Microsoft (4.1 rating)
      4. Accenture (4.0 rating)
      5. Jaguar Land Rover (4.0 rating)

“Millions of employees around the world are turning to Glassdoor each month to share their work experiences and research companies. It is this type of authentic feedback that helps others find jobs and companies they love, and allows us to honor employers who stand out for their efforts in providing an enjoyable work environment and culture,” said Robert Hohman, Glassdoor CEO and co-founder. “I am proud to celebrate the 2015 Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards winners in earning this tremendous achievement.”

The Glassdoor company review survey gathers employee opinion on some of the best reasons to work for their employer (pros), some of the downsides (cons), and encourages employees to provide advice to senior management. Employees are asked to rate how satisfied they are with their company overall and how they feel their CEO is leading the company, as well as key workplace attributes like career opportunities, compensation & benefits, culture & values, senior management and work-life balance. In addition, employees are asked whether they would recommend their employer to a friend, and what their opinion is on the company’s business outlook in the next six months. No other jobs site provides this level of depth and detail into particular jobs and companies.

The lists were compiled using Glassdoor’s proprietary algorithm. Ratings are based on reviews from employees who participated in the survey between November 13, 2013 and November 2, 2014, and the overall ranking determined based on the quantity, quality and consistency of reviews. For reporting simplicity, the ratings for the Employees’ Choice Awards winners are displayed to one decimal space although the calculations extend beyond the thousandth to determine final rank order. A complete copy of the Glassdoor company review survey along with information about the award methodology can be requested via email to: pr [at] Glassdoor [dot] com.