Top 25 Companies For Work-Life Balance (2012)

first_imgGet A Life! These 25 companies make sure you do.Prioritizing between “work” on one hand and “life” on the other can feel like an endless struggle for some. Often, helping people balance on-the-job demands and the desire for some personal time can come down to the culture of a company and the commitment management has to helping employees find middle ground.At Glassdoor, we wanted to find out which companies stand out because employees feel supported — if not encouraged — to work hard and take time for leisure, family and friends. To do this, we looked at company reviews over the past year. Topping the list of the Top 25 Companies for Work-Life Balance are MITRE, North Highland,  Agilent Technologies, SAS Institute, and CareerBuilder.To find out what other companies made the top 25 list, click here. >>>Here’s what some employees are saying at the top rated companies for work-life balance:“Work-life balance is very real and everyone is encouraged to take time off and keep their work hours under control.” – MITRE Senior Economic Business Analyst (McLean, VA)“They’re smart, innovative, fun and have lives outside of work. You’re treated with respect and ideas are welcome from all levels within North Highland.” – North Highland Operations Employee (Denver, CO)“Numerous people who have left for other companies (family reasons, higher pay, etc) have called back and remarked that they didn’t realize how good they had it at Agilent. Work-life balance is superior to most companies, collegiality is high, and work is interesting.” – Agilent Technologies R&D Scientist (Santa Rosa, CA)New to Glassdoor? Here’s what else you can find:Find jobs: To search, enter a company name, job title and/or location in the search field. Plus, only Glassdoor offers its JobScopeTM, which provides an instant inside look into a job and company directly from the job listing.Research salary: Check out salary and compensation reports for specific job positions at specific companies by years of experience and by location. (Don’t forget to anonymously leave your own report to help the next visitor).Prepare for an interview: With Glassdoor’s interview questions and reviews, get a leg up on the competition by finding out what the interview experience and process has been like for others and what you may be asked in an interview.Gut check the culture and work environment: Review the ratings and reviews – including the good, bad and everything in between — from current and past employees and learn more about what it’s like to walk the halls on a daily basis.  For more insight, check out the photos of actual offices and locations.Discover Inside Connections: Leverage your Facebook network to help you find an ‘in’ at specific companies where you’d like to work. You may be surprised at who has that ‘in’ you’re looking for – it could be a friend you grew up with, a fraternity brother or sorority sister, a co-worker, someone from your basketball fantasy league or perhaps even your own mom.See what companies made the Top 25 Companies for Work-Life Balance for 2011last_img read more

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The Luxury Collection in coordination with its own

first_imgThe Luxury Collection in coordination with its owner partners announced a $300 million effort to expand and improve its hotel portfolio in North America. Part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, The Luxury Collection is investing in marquee hotel conversions and landmark renovations in diverse U.S. destinations, including Key West, Lake Tahoe, San Antonio and San Francisco, as it continues to grow around the world. A milestone year for the brand, The Luxury Collection is on track to surpass 100 hotels in more than 30 countries by the end of 2015.“As we look to accelerate Starwood’s growth, we are shining an ever brighter spotlight on our world-class hotel brands to further incite innovation and create compelling guest experiences,” said Adam Aron, CEO of Starwood Hotels & Resorts on an interim basis. “We fully recognize the enormous untapped potential of The Luxury Collection, and with these new hotel openings and impressive renovations, Starwood is setting out for The Luxury Collection to become the world’s largest luxury hotel brand by year’s end.”“Domestic demand for luxury travel is at pre-recession levels, which makes this an excellent time to invest in The Luxury Collection hotels in the U.S.,” said Hoyt H. Harper II, Global Brand Leader, The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts. “Additionally, we continue to see increasing demand from owners of independent luxury hotels who find tremendous value in partnering with Starwood to take advantage of our powerful distribution, loyalty and sales platforms. We expect this to be a period of significant growth for The Luxury Collection both in the U.S. and abroad as we sharpen the brand and drive profound consumer awareness around the world.”With an uptick in U.S. luxury travel, The Luxury Collection is using conversion opportunities to expand its portfolio in North America. Most recently, the brand welcomed Sunset Key, a private island with 40 luxury cottages nestled off the coast of Key West, in addition to signing Conrad Chicago, which is slated to join The Luxury Collection with a new name following its renovation this fall.Later this year, The St. Anthony, Texas’s crown jewel in San Antonio, will officially reemerge after a multi-million dollar restoration that reflects the hotel’s enduring legacy while infusing a modern allure. In December, the legendary Cal Neva resort, situated on Lake Tahoe, will debut as part of The Luxury Collection after a complete renovation that will bring the glamour of the Rat Pack era back to the hotel. The brand will also make its long-awaited arrival in Napa Valley’s idyllic St. Helena in January 2016 with the opening of Las Alcobas, following a multi-million dollar transformation that will restore the historic Acacia House and add several contemporary multi-room cottages overlooking the vineyards.Existing properties are too being rejuvenated. The Royal Hawaiian, known as the Pink Palace of the Pacific, recently unveiled its enhanced Mailani Beach Tower, offering a private haven in the epicenter of Waikiki Beach. Later this summer, Hotel Ivy in Minneapolis will conclude a comprehensive renovation of the hotel, including a new restaurant concept; and in September, San Francisco’s iconic Palace Hotel will reveal a striking, all-encompassing restoration, featuring redesigned guestrooms, suites, and public spaces as well as a renewed Garden Court.last_img read more

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