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These 20 companies were rated the best for healthy work-life balance

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Posted at 6:19 AM, Apr 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-28 13:20:31-04

What does Chick-fil-A, Trader Joe’s and Raytheon have in common?

The three companies are among the top 20 that help employees maintain a healthy work-life balance, Time reported.

Job search site Indeed recently compiled a list of the top 1,000 companies that offer vacation time, flexible schedules and other perks that make personal time more realistic for employees.

Of the top 20 companies with at least 100 reviews, food and beverage chains fared well, with In-N-Out Burger (No. 3), Chick-fil-A (No. 10), Honey Baked Ham (No. 15) and Starbucks (No. 19) all making the list.

Additionally, several grocery store chains and clothing retailers made the cut. H-E-B was ranked at number four, Trader Joe’s (18) and Wegmans (20). Nike was listed as number eight, Century 21 (9) and Spirit Halloween Superstore (12).

Paul Wolfe, Indeed senior vice president of Human Resources, said reviews for all top 20 companies indicated “fair” and “flexible” work environments. While many reviews stressed a sense of community in the workplace, vacation and paid time off was also a major factor, Wolfe said.

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H&R Block, which was at the top of the list, was evaluated as a company that provides flexible schedules for full-time and seasonal staff.

H&R Block spokesman Gene King said many employees cite flexible hours as their favorite part of working for the company.

Here are the Top 20 companies that support work-life balance: 

1. H&R Block
2. Network Capital Funding Corporation
3. In-N-Out Burger
4. H-E-B
5. Kaiser Permanente
6. Intuit
7. Southwest Airlines
8. NIKE
9. Century 21
10. Chick-Fil-A
11. Capital One
12. Spirit Halloween Superstore
13. Cisco
14. Pfizer Inc.
15. Honey Baked Ham
16. American Express
17. Raytheon
18. Trader Joe’s
19. Starbucks
20. Wegmans