Pfizer is the happiest place to work in U.S. followed by NASA and U.S. Department of Defense

50 Happiest Companies (Credit: CareerBliss)Pfizer is the topmost happiest company to work in U.S. and NASA is the second happiest company to work in America, according to “thousands of independent employee-submitted reviews” taken by online career community CareerBliss. U.S. Department of Defense got third position in the list of happiest companies.

CareerBliss asked the employees to tell about the happiness factors such as the culture of the company and work environment, job resources and compensation, growth opportunities and people you work with.

“Being able to be truly happy at work is one of the keys to being happy in life,” Heidi Golledge, CEO and Co-founder of CareerBliss, said in a statement. “CareerBliss recognizes companies that excel at providing happy work environments since it is a vital part of the CareerBliss mission to foster rich and rewarding work cultures for everyone.”

Other companies ranked in CareerBliss’s 50 Happiest Companies in U.S. are:

  • KBR
  • Cisco Systems
  • Motorola
  • Avaya
  • General Electric
  • Qualcomm
  • Cognizant
  • Siemens
  • Capital One
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Hilton Worldwide
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Adecco
  • Ernst & Young
  • Google
  • SAIC
  • Intel
  • Allstate
  • General Motors
  • Walt Disney Parks & Resorts
  • Accenture
  • Phillips Electronics
  • 3M
  • Fidelity Investors
  • Prudential
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Ricoh
  • Honda Motor
  • Nokia
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Dell
  • Honeywell
  • Ford Motor
  • BAE Systems
  • American Red Cross
  • Bank of America
  • Boeing
  • AT&T
  • Apple
  • EMC
  • Oracle
  • CitiGroup
  • Microsoft
  • FedEx
  • CBS
  • Sprint
  • Morgan Stanley

“Unlike previous years, where companies like Google and Apple reigned in the top 10 and top 20, engineering, pharmaceutical and government ranked supreme in employee happiness,” Golledge said.

“Employees in all of these companies have the freedom to use their knowledge, skills, and abilities to solve interesting problems,” Bradley Brummel, Ph.D. in workplace psychology, said. “This type of problem solving can be intrinsically motivating and leads to a happy workplace.”