American consulting firm Bain & Company has been ranked as the best place to work in 2014, according to an annual survey of employee satisfaction, knocking Facebook off the top spot.
Jumping from fourth place last year, the Boston-based firm scores highly on a variety of company rankings, including Vault's 'Consulting 50' and Consulting magazine's 'Best Firm to Work For' survey.
Employees have praised the company for fostering a collaborative environment, maintaining a smoothly-functioning meritocracy, and ensuring a continuous learning curve.
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The survey by career website Glassdoor asked U.S.-based employees to rate how satisfied they are with their company overall, as well as key workplace factors like career opportunities, compensation and benefits, culture and values. The survey was conducted online and on an anonymous basis. Companies were graded on a scale of 1 to 5 - with 5 representing the highest level of satisfaction.