25 companies where candidates actually enjoy the job interview

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Who wouldn’t enjoy interviewing for a job with Disney?
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Job interviews often get a bad rap.

Whether it’s because candidates think they’ll get hauled over the coals with impossible questions, or they’re terrified of saying the wrong thing and making a really bad first impression, job candidates tend to dread the interview portion of the hiring process.

But as Glassdoor’s recent list of The 50 Best Places to Interview in 2017 shows, interviews don’t have to be a chore.

Anyone who has interviewed at a company may provide anonymous feedback on Glassdoor by completing an interview review where they are asked to rate their overall interview experience, describe the interview process, provide questions asked, rate the difficulty of the interview, and share other insights related to the process.

Glassdoor analyzed feedback from US-based job candidates who recently interviewed at companies with 1,000 or more employees. Only companies with at least 50 reviews in the past year were considered.

To determine its list of The 50 Best Places to Interview in 2017, Glassdoor calculated an interview score for each company (where calculations extend beyond the thousandth place but are displayed as whole numbers for simplicity). Scores are based on positive interview experience ratings, interview difficulty, and interview process duration. Winners are ranked based on their interview score during the past year.

Below are the top 25 best places to interview in 2017. (See the complete list of all 50 here.)


25. Walt Disney Company

Interview score: 76%

Interview difficulty (out of 5): 2.6

Interview process duration: 34 days


24. Nordstrom Rack

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Interview score: 76%

Interview difficulty (out of 5): 2.3

Interview process duration: 11 days


23. Allegiant Travel

Interview score: 76%

Interview difficulty (out of 5): 2.9

Interview process duration: 26 days


22. Delta Air Lines

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Interview score: 77%

Interview difficulty (out of 5): 3.0

Interview process duration: 46 days


21. Belk

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Glassdoor

Interview score: 77%

Interview difficulty (out of 5): 2.1

Interview process duration: 12 days


20. Paylocity

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Glassdoor

Interview score: 77%

Interview difficulty (out of 5): 2.8

Interview process duration: 19 days


19. Northwell Health

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Glassdoor

Interview score: 77%

Interview difficulty (out of 5): 2.7

Interview process duration: 30 days


18. H E B

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Glassdoor

Interview score: 78%

Interview difficulty (out of 5): 2.5

Interview process duration: 13 days


17. Banana Republic

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Interview score: 78%

Interview difficulty (out of 5): 2.2

Interview process duration: 11 days


16. adidas

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REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Interview score: 78%

Interview difficulty (out of 5): 2.5

Interview process duration: 28 days


15. Raytheon

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A sign marks the Raytheon offices in Woburn
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Thomson Reuters

Interview score: 78%

Interview difficulty (out of 5): 2.7

Interview process duration: 34 days


14. Nutanix

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Glassdoor

Interview score: 78%

Interview difficulty (out of 5): 3.1

Interview process duration: 26 days


13. Dow Chemical

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Interview score: 79%

Interview difficulty (out of 5): 3.1

Interview process duration: 23 days


12. Bain & Company

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Glassdoor

Interview score: 79%

Interview difficulty (out of 5): 3.4

Interview process duration: 18 days


11. E. & J. Gallo Winery

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Glassdoor

Interview score: 80%

Interview difficulty (out of 5): 3.0

Interview process duration: 28 days


10. QuikTrip

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Glassdoor

Interview score: 80%

Interview difficulty (out of 5): 2.3

Interview process duration: 10 days


9. JetBlue

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JetBlue

Interview score: 81%

Interview difficulty (out of 5): 2.8

Interview process duration: 46 days


8. LUSH North America

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Glassdoor

Interview score: 81%

Interview difficulty (out of 5): 2.5

Interview process duration: 13 days


7. General Mills

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Glassdoor

Interview score: 82%

Interview difficulty (out of 5): 3.3

Interview process duration: 22 days


6. SSM Health

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Glassdooor

Interview score: 83%

Interview difficulty (out of 5): 2.6

Interview process duration: 13 days


5. J. Crew

Interview score: 83%

Interview difficulty (out of 5): 2.0

Interview process duration: 9 days


4. Salesforce

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Interview score: 85%

Interview difficulty (out of 5): 3.3

Interview process duration: 35 days


3. Cadence Design Systems

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Glassdoor

Interview score: 86%

Interview difficulty (out of 5): 2.9

Interview process duration: 23 days


2. Horizon Media

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Glassdoor

Interview score: 91%

Interview difficulty (out of 5): 2.7

Interview process duration: 17 days


1. Dignity Health

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Glassdoor

Interview score: 93%

Interview difficulty (out of 5): 2.7

Interview process duration: 21 days