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25 Highest Rated Companies for Vacation & Paid Time Off

With the holidays coming up, you may already be thinking about vacation time. Maybe you’re wishing you hadn’t taken all your paid time off over the summer, or, like most Americans, you don’t even take most of the vacation days you get. A Glassdoor survey shows the average American employee only takes half of their vacation time, and when employees do take paid time off, 61% admit working.

If you’d like a better vacation policy, Glassdoor is here to help by identifying the 25 Highest Rated Companies for Vacation & Paid Time Off*, entirely based on benefits reviews shared by their own employees. Check out the full list:

1. Amgen Inc.
Vacation & Paid Time Off Rating: 4.7
Company Rating: 3.6


What: Amgen is a biotechnology company headquartered in Thousand Oaks, California.

Why: Employees say: You can start with three weeks vacation plus two shut downs over the Fourth of July and Christmas which provide great opportunities to spend time with family. Amgen employees say that “to start with 5 weeks is pretty amazing” and while this may be average by European standards, Amgen’s vacation & paid time off benefits are quite competitive by large U.S. company standards. Maybe the fact that employees say the benefits are “too good to be true” is why Amgen clocks in at number one.

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2. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Vacation & Paid Time Off Rating: 4.6
Company Rating: 4.2

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What: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is the world’s oldest and largest private cancer center, based in New York, NY.

Why: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s employees call out that there is lots of vacation time — they don’t pressure you to not take it. In some roles, the company’s employees can receive up to 20 vacation days, plus float holiday days, sick days and personal days and employees like that “nobody asks questions or makes you feel guilty for taking the time either which is a breath of fresh air.”

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Vacation & Paid Time Off Rating: 4.5
Company Rating: 3.9


What: IKEA, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and with stores across the U.S., is a major retailer known for its inexpensive Scandinavian-style furniture.

Why: IKEA’s employees say: Starting from day one, full or part time employees can accrue PTO and vacation can be taken in one-hour increments. For example, if you only work 32 hours a week, you could use 32 hours of vacation to take a week off (instead of 40). Employees report they can get three weeks per year at start of employment, five weeks per year after five years of employment, and seven weeks per year after 10 years of employment. Maybe that’s why employees say: “Can’t beat it!”

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4. Google
Vacation & Paid Time Off Rating: 4.5
Company Rating: 4.4


What: The world’s largest search engine, based in Mountain View, CA, offers Internet

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