By Ellen McGirt
February 14, 2019

Do you love where you work?

You do if you work at Hilton. According to the latest 100 Best Companies to Work For list, created for Fortune by our partners at Great Place To Work, the 100-year-old company has done such an outstanding job meeting the needs of the 62,000+ workforce it’s moved up 33 spots since last year.

Hilton is a standout at supporting “line level” workers – like their diverse cleaning and kitchen staff – and has developed a variety of exceptional perks, like GED-completion support, leadership and other training, more comfortable uniforms, a better (and still free) cafeteria, and updated break rooms that mirror the level of spiff that customers enjoy.

You can see all the 100 Best Companies To Work For here; click here for the methodology used to generate the list.

Hilton’s rise is an interesting shift.

Salesforce was in the top spot last year – still going strong at number two – and Google was number one in 2017. (They opted out of the assessment process this year.) Perhaps it’s a sign that consumer-facing companies may be finding increasingly effective ways to link employee engagement with customer happiness. Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta says employee development is his obsession; when he took over in 2007, he found an organization that “had lost our way a bit,” he told Fortune. “We forgot that we are a business of people serving people, and the corporate environment got very disconnected from the front line.”

Something is working: The stock is up 274% from its IPO price in 2013, for those who keep track of those things.

And if you screen the list for diversity within employee ranks, Hilton falls at number two – followed by Four Seasons International, Marriott International, Hyatt Hotels, and the Cheesecake Factory.

The top ten are below, but take your time to explore the whole list. In fact, why don’t you put on your do-not-disturb, pour a cup of tea, and spend some time thinking about the next best version of your life? If not you, then who?

  1. Hilton
  2. Salesforce
  3. Wegmans Food Market
  4. Workday
  5. Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
  6. Cisco
  7. Edward Jones
  8. Ultimate Software
  9. Texas Health Resources
  10. Boston Consulting Group



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