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Which U.S. companies have the best employee perks?

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Some big Silicon Valley tech companies might have conspired to keep employee pay lower by agreeing not to hire workers from each other (they settled the claim), but workers at some of those tech firms are still some of the most highly compensated workers in the United States where, according to employer ratings site Glassdoor survey from last month, 2 in 5 employees say they don't receive a fair wage.

Glassdoor's latest report looks at the best U.S. companies for compensation and benefits. The ranking is determined based solely on reviews by U.S. employees on the site over the past 12 months.

Here are the top 25:

  1. Google
  2. Costco Wholesale
  3. Facebook
  4. Adobe
  5. Epic Systems Corporation
  6. Intuit
  7. USAA
  8. Chevron
  9. Salesforce.com
  10. Monsanto Company
  11. Genentech
  12. Kaiser Permanente
  13. Qualcomm
  14. Riverbed Technology
  15. Verizon
  16. VMware
  17. T-Mobile
  18. Microsoft
  19. Amgen
  20. Pfizer
  21. Southern California Edison
  22. Orbitz Worldwide
  23. Procter & Gamble
  24. Union Pacific
  25. eBay Inc.

At these companies, Glassdoor reports, "employees report high satisfaction with not only pay, but also overall benefits packages and perks like free food or even company-wide trips to Hawaii."

It's notable that Costco made an impressive push for the top spot, coming in second. Unfortunately, for all of the retail workers across the country pushing for higher wages, Costco was the only retailer to make the list.

Still, just because a company pays well and offers amazing perks doesn't necessarily mean employees will stay loyal to that company. While Google tops this list, it's also on the top 5 list of the companies with the least loyal employees, according to a report last year. However, Google is the only company to make both lists.

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— By on May 23, 2014, 8:43 AM PST

Tyler Falk

Contributing Editor

Tyler Falk is a freelance journalist based in Washington, D.C. Previously, he was with Smart Growth America and Grist. He holds a degree from Goshen College. Follow him on Twitter. Disclosure