For the past eight years Glassdoor has ranked companies on their list of “Best Places to Work” based off anonymous surveys from the employees of the companies being ranked. 

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This year the company that took the number one spot was California-based Airbnb, the home-sharing website that has found itself in numerous battles challenging its legality on both coasts.

The top five companies overall?

1) Airbnb

2) Bain & Company

3) Guidewire

4) Hubspot

5) Facebook

Most notably absent is Google, which held the number one spot last year, but failed to make the top 5 this year. 

In New York City, Memorial Sloan Kettering took the 20th spot and Turner Construction placed 36th.

For Boston, the aforementioned Bain & Company, Hubspot took second place, and fourth place respectively; and Boston Consulting Group took seventh place.

In Philadelphia, only consulting company Protiviti ranked at spot number 23. 

For the entire list of companies check out’s blog. 

Matt Lee is a Web producer for Metro New York. He writes about almost everything and anything. Talk to him (or yell at him) on Twitter so he doesn’t feel lonely @mattlee2669.