Awards & Trends


About Glassdoor Awards

What are Glassdoor Awards?

Each year, Glassdoor offers two marquee awards celebrating outstanding employers and leaders throughout the world. The Employees' Choice Awards, based entirely on employee feedback, recognize the Best Places to Work and Top CEOs (Note, rebranded for 2018; formerly known as Highest Rated CEOs).

How do I submit my company for a Glassdoor Award?

It's easy. Just share a company review for your employer to be considered for Best Places to Work and Top CEOs. And, make sure to encourage your fellow employees to do the same. The review should take no more than a few minutes to complete. Only one company review per employee is accepted each year. All reviews must meet the Glassdoor Community Guidelines.

How are Glassdoor Awards different from other "best of" lists?

Unlike other workplace awards, there is no self-nomination process and no costs involved. To win a Glassdoor Award, winners are determined based on feedback provided by those who know a company best - the employees.

How are winners of Glassdoor Awards determined?

For the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards honoring the Best Places to Work and Top CEOs, award winners are determined using feedback employees have shared on Glassdoor over the past year. Employees can anonymously complete and submit a company review that asks them to rate and review their employer, including providing insights into job and workplace attributes, along with qualitative feedback into the best reasons to work at their employer and what needs improvement.

Based on feedback shared during the year long period of eligibility, Glassdoor then applies a proprietary algorithm to each award. See awards criteria and key dates for the 2018 Top CEOs. Awards criteria for the 2019 Best Places to Work have not yet been announced. We encourage you to check back here for updates.

See details into our most recent awards and how winners were determined:

My company did not win a Glassdoor Award. Where can I learn more?

There may be a variety of reasons why your company did not win a Glassdoor Award. Check out our free resources related to Best Places to Work and Top CEOs (Note, rebranded for 2018; formerly known as Highest Rated CEOs).

When is the deadline to submit reviews for the next Glassdoor Award?

Glassdoor takes into account reviews and insights from employees throughout the year, so unlike other awards, it's important to have ongoing employee feedback. The eligibility deadline to submit reviews for each award is:

  • Best Places to Work: Last week in October
  • Top CEOs: First week in May
When are Glassdoor Award winners announced?

Scheduled award announcements include:

  • Best Places to Work: December
  • Top CEOs: June

I posted a review last year. Will it count toward a Glassdoor Award this year?

Glassdoor Award winners are based on annual review submissions and not cumulative contributions. Reviews submitted during the year long period of eligibility will be considered. Reviews submitted before the year long period of eligibility will not be considered, while reviews submitted after will be considered for the award next year. Previous award wins do not influence future awards.

I still have questions. Who can I contact?

Email our team at awards@glassdoor.com