Nokia, SAS, Orbitz Score High in Work-Life Balance

1 - Nokia, SAS, Orbitz Score High in Work-Life Balance
2 - SAS Tops the Third Annual List
3 - National Instruments Lands in Second Place
4 - Slalom Glides to a Third Place Finish
5 - Mitre Is Highest-Ranking Nonprofit on the List
6 - Orbitz Flies to New Heights to Round Out Top Five
7 - Nokia Lands in Tenth Place
8 - Autodesk Has a Good Design for Employee Needs
9 - Citrix Employees Cite Relaxed Environment, Plentiful Parking
10 - Yahoo Has Found Employee Benefits That Impress
11 - NetApp Manages to Make the Cut for the Top 25
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Nokia, SAS, Orbitz Score High in Work-Life Balance

by Nathan Eddy

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SAS Tops the Third Annual List

SAS, home to business offerings that enable large-scale software solutions for areas such as IT management, business intelligence and customer relationship management, topped the list with a work-life balance score of 4.5.

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National Instruments Lands in Second Place

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, National Instruments is a producer of automated test equipment and virtual instrumentation software. It nabbed a score of 4.3.

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Slalom Glides to a Third Place Finish

Slalom Consulting, a business and technology consulting firm that delivers solutions through a national network of local offices across North America, scored a 4.1 on the work-life balance scale this year.

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Mitre Is Highest-Ranking Nonprofit on the List

A private, not-for-profit organization, Mitre manages federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs), and scored a 4.1 in the survey.

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Orbitz Flies to New Heights to Round Out Top Five

Online travel behemoth Orbitz rounded out the top five best companies for work-life balance (4.1), with one employee lauding the flexible working hours.

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Nokia Lands in Tenth Place

Once the world's largest handset manufacturer, Nokia also scored a 4.1, as one employee noted the company's focus on making sure employees get vacation time and time to recharge.

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Autodesk Has a Good Design for Employee Needs

Design software specialist Autodesk scored an even 4.0, which landed the company in 12th place. "They are constantly acquiring great and exciting companies," an Autodesk employee said.

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Citrix Employees Cite Relaxed Environment, Plentiful Parking

Citrix provides server and desktop virtualization, networking, software-as-a-service (SaaS) and cloud computing technologies. It scored a 4.0—landing it in 14th place right behind AOL.

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Yahoo Has Found Employee Benefits That Impress

The search engine specialist has had its ups and downs over the years, but employees still seem to like working there. The company scored a 4.0 and landed in 16th place.

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NetApp Manages to Make the Cut for the Top 25

NetApp squeezed into the top 25 with a score of 3.9, with employees citing flexibility, supportive management and travel opportunities.

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