1Nokia, SAS, Orbitz Score High in Work-Life Balance
by Nathan Eddy
2SAS 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.
3National 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.
4Slalom 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.
5Mitre 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.
6Orbitz 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.
7Nokia 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.
8Autodesk 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.