While everyone has his or her own ideal employment situation, there are certain companies that have a reputation for landing on lists highlighting the nation's best places to work. Just knowing that certain organizations are considered to be more popular places to work than others can help potential candidates overcome the competition they are sure to face.
For example, individuals can read about Facebook, which landed in the top spot on Glassdoor's Best Places to Work list for 2013, and take an aptitude test to see if they have what it takes to work for the social media giant. Facebook was one of 50 employers selected for the list, which was created based on feedback from the individuals who work for them.
Right behind Facebook was McKinsey & Company, which allows workers to have an "impact on the world," according to one employee review. McKinsey & Company is no stranger to these types of lists, as it also earned the second-place spot on Universum's list of preferred employers for MBA students.
Riverbed Technology, Bain & Company and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center rounded out Glassdoor's top five best places to work.