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How it Works

Becoming a Best Workplace starts with Great Place Work® Certification. Through the Certification process, we capture employee feedback and details about the programs and practices that make your workplace unique.


Survey Your Employees

Select a 2-week period to launch our industry-proven Trust Index™ Survey.


Complete Culture Brief

Provide details about your company’s programs and practices on our Culture Brief.


Analyze the Results

We’ll provide an in-depth analysis and determine if you’ve met the certification threshold—a 70% average Trust Index™ score.


Promote Certification

If you meet the Certification threshold, it’s time to celebrate!


Get Recognized

You’ll be automatically considered for all of our Best Workplace lists for 12 months.

It Pays to be a Best Workplace

FORTUNE has an audience of 3.5M in print and a digital footprint of 14.4M monthly unique visitors.
Market Returns
A hypothetical portfolio of publicly-traded companies on the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For list substantially outperformed the market overall.
Recognition Opportunities
After you get Certified, you’ll be automatically considered for all of our Best Workplace lists for 12 months.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who’s eligible for the Best Workplaces list?

All U.S. companies that are Great Place to Work-Certified with 10 or more employees. Once Certified, you’ll automatically be considered for all Best Workplaces lists published while your Certification is valid.

How long does the Certification process take?

The Certification process take approximately 8 hours to complete and generally spans 4 weeks from start to finish.

How much does it cost to get certified?

Great Place to Work® Certification is available for as little as $995. If you’re looking to gain more insight through the Certification process, packages with additional benefits and reporting are available. All packages include Best Workplaces eligibility. Compare packages side-by-side.

What happens if I don't meet the Certification threshold?

While this isn't the result you hope for, you've still made substantial effort towards improving your employee experience simply by going through the Certification process. Some companies sign-up knowing they may not hit that 70% rating. Instead, they focus on reviewing the results and valuable insights within their report, and then acting on those findings to achieve Certification next time.

Also, we keep your Certification results completely confidential — we never disclose the names of companies who participate in the process but don't become Certified.

How are Best Workplaces selected?

We select winners of our Best Workplaces lists primarily based on employees' responses to our industry-defining Trust Index© Survey, taken as part of Great Place to Work® Certification. Results from the survey are highly reliable, having a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of 5% or less. Depending on the specific list, we also factor in Culture Brief© and Culture Audit© responses, gathered as part of the Certification process.

What is the deadline to be considered?

To find out more about our planned publication dates and list deadlines, view our list schedule.

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