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20 companies where employees are most happy

December 16, 2013 11:36 IST

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There are some companies that know how to keep their employees happy, while there are others where staff is usually unhappy.

Let's take a look at companies where workers are most happy.

Source: careerbliss.com

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20 companies where employees are most happy

Image: Pedestrians walk past the world headquarters of Pfizer in New York.
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Pfizer

Industry: Pharmaceutical

Headquarters: New York, United States

Revenue: $58.98 billion

Employees: 91,500

Happiness score: 4.139

Average salary: $83,000

Rank in happiness: 1

Pfizer, which is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies by revenue in the world, keeps its employees happiest.

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Image: An employee talks with a customer inside a pharmacy in the Glyfada suburb of Athens, Greece.
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Kaiser Permanente

Industry: Healthcare

Headquarters: Oakland, California, United States

Revenue: $47.9 billion

Employees: 190,900

Happiness score: 4.122

Average salary: $76,000

Rank in happiness: 2

Kaiser Permanente, which is the largest managed care organisation in the United States, operates in nine states and the District of Columbia.

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20 companies where employees are most happy

Image: Components of an iPad are laid out during a teardown by iFixit's Luke Soules in Glen Ellen, Virginia. Apple's iPad includes chips from Samsung Electronics Broadcom and Texas Instruments.
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Texas Instruments

Industry: Semiconductors

Headquarters: Dallas, Texas, United States

Revenue: $12.82 billion

Employees: 35,759

Happiness score: 4.120

Average salary: $81,000

Rank in happiness: 3

Texas Instruments, which is the third-largest manufacturer of semiconductors in the world, is considered one of the most ethical companies in the globe.

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20 companies where employees are most happy

Image: A robotic tape library used for mass storage of digital data at the Konrad-Zuse Centre for applied mathematics and computer science in Berlin, Germany.
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EMC Corporation

Industry: Computer storage

Headquarters: Hopkinton, Massachusetts, United States

Revenue: $21.713 billion

Employees: 60,000

Happiness score: 4.118

Average salary: $89,000

Rank in happiness: 4

EMC Corporation, which offers data storage, information security and cloud computing, is one of the largest provider of data storage systems in the world.

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20 companies where employees are most happy

Image: People sit next to a Qualcomm stand at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
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Qualcomm

Industry: Telecommunications equipment and semiconductors

Headquarters: San Diego, California, United States

Revenue: $24.87 billion

Employees: 26,000

Happiness score: 4.114

Average salary: 87,000

Rank in happiness: 5

Qualcomm, a semiconductor company that designs, manufactures and markets digital wireless telecommunications products and services, operates in 157 locations around the world.

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20 companies where employees are most happy

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KBR

Industry: Engineering, construction and private military contractor

Headquarters: Houston, Texas, United States

Revenue: $9.1 billion

Employees: 27,000

Happiness score: 4.095

Average salary: $86,000

Rank in happiness: 6

KBR, which is an engineering, construction and private military contracting company, is the largest non-union construction company in the United States.

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20 companies where employees are most happy

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Bristol-Myers Squibb

Industry: Pharmaceuticals

Headquarters: New York City, United States

Revenue: $20 billion

Employees: 30,000

Happiness score: 4.063

Average salary: $81,000

Rank in happiness: 7

Bristol-Myers Squibb, which is a pharmaceutical company, has operations around the world, including India.

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20 companies where employees are most happy

Image: A man enters the General Electric building at 1250 Avenue of the Americas in New York.
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General Electric

Industry: Conglomerate

Headquarters: New York City, United States

Revenue: $147.35 billion

Employees: 305,000

Happiness score: 4.053

Average salary: $75,000

Rank in happiness: 8

General Electric, which is the fourth-largest company in the world, operates through four segments: Energy, Technology Infrastructure, Capital Finance and Consumer and Industrial.

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Image: People walk past a Capital One banking centre in New York's financial district.
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Capital One

Industry: Financial services

Headquarters: Virginia, United States

Revenue: $21.39 billion

Employees: 40,000

Happiness score: 4.051

Average salary: $67,000

Rank in happiness: 9

Capital One, which specialises in credit cards, home loans, auto loans, banking and savings products, pioneered mass marketing of credit cards.

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Image: Lobby of Avaya offices and lab in Westminster, Colorado, United States.
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Avaya

Industry: Telecommunications

Headquarters: California, United States

Revenue: $5.17 billion

Employees: 17,000

Happiness score: 4.048

Average salary: $87,000

Rank in happiness: 10

Avaya, which supplies contact centres, networking hardware, unified communications and video products, is a major player in networking systems and the unified communication systems.

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Image: A man passes by Germany's Siemens headquarter in Munich.
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Siemens

Industry: Conglomerate

Headquarters: Munich, Berlin and Erlangen, Germany

Revenue: 78.29 billion euros

Employees: 405,000

Happiness score: 4.047

Average salary: $70,000

Rank in happiness: 11

Siemens, which is a German multinational engineering and electronics conglomerate, is the world's largest electronics and electrical engineering company.

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Cognizant

Industry: IT services and IT consulting

Headquarters: New Jersey, United States

Revenue: $7.35 billion

Employees: 162,700

Happiness score: 4.040

Average salary: $70,000

Rank in happiness: 12

Cognizant, which is an information technology, consulting and business process outsourcing company, has been named the third most admired IT services company in the world.

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Intel

Industry: Semiconductors

Headquarters: California, United States

Revenue: $53.34 billion

Employees: 104,700

Happiness score: 4.039

Average salary: $80,000

Rank in happiness: 13

Intel, which is a semiconductor chip manufacturer, is one of the biggest companies in the world.

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Apple

Industry: Computer hardware, computer software, consumer electronics and digital distribution

Headquarters: Cupertino, California, United States

Revenue: $170.91 billion

Employees: 80,000

Happiness score: 4.022

Average salary: $64,000

Rank in happiness: 14

Apple, which designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software and personal computers, is the world's second-largest information technology company by revenue.

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Walt Disney Parks & Resorts

Industry: Theme parks

Headquarters: Burbank, California, United States

Revenue: N/A

Employees: N/A

Happiness score: 4.019

Average salary: $60,000

Rank in happiness: 15

Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, which is one of Walt Disney Company's five major business segments, is responsible for conception, building and managing of the company's theme parks and vacation resorts.

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Fidelity Investments

Industry: Financial services

Headquarters: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Revenue: N/A

Employees: 41,000

Happiness score: 4.018

Average salary: $78,000

Rank in happiness: 16

Fidelity Investments, which is a financial services corporation, is a major player in financial services industry.

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Allstate

Industry: Financial services

Headquarters: Northfield Township, Illinois, United States

Revenue: $32.65 billion

Employees: 37,000

Happiness score: 4.011

Average salary: $58,000

Rank in happiness: 17

Allstate, which is he second-largest personal lines insurer in the United States, also sponsors major sporting events.

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Image: A woman takes pictures with Nokia's smartphone in New York.
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Nokia

Industry: Telecommunications equipment

Headquarters: Espoo, Finland

Revenue: 30.176 billion euros

Employees: 97,800

Happiness score: 4.000

Average salary: $92,000

Rank in happiness: 18

Nokia, which used to be the second-largest mobile phone manufacturer in the world in 2012, has operations around the world.

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Prudential

Industry: Financial services

Headquarters: Newark, New Jersey, United States

Revenue: $34.4 billion

Employees: 50,100

Happiness score: 3.999

Average salary: $61,000

Rank in happiness: 19

Prudential, whose subsidiaries provide insurance, investment management and other financial products and services, operates in the US and 30 other countries.

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FedEx

Industry: Courier

Headquarters: Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Revenue: $42.7 billion

Employees: 300,000

Happiness score: 3.987

Average salary: $59,000

Rank in happiness: 20

FedEx, which is a global courier delivery services company, operates in almost all countries.

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