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Google provides free all-day meals to staffers with dishes like porcini-encrusted grass-fed beef and parmesan-creamed onions, Costco offers full insurance benefits to part-time hourly workers, and Facebook lends employees free bicycles to get around its sprawling Menlo Park, CA campus. Those are just a few of the perks and benefits enjoyed by people who work at the companies that place in the top three slots on career site Glassdoor’s new ranking of the 25 American companies with the best compensation and benefits. Next on the list: multimedia software maker Adobe, health care software maker Epic and financial software company Intuit. See our slideshow above and/or this Glassdoor link for the complete list of 25.

Since Glassdoor was founded in Sausalito, CA six years ago, it has put out a best-places-to-work list. This is the first year that it is ranking companies by pay and perks. What’s unique about Glassdoor’s rankings is that companies don’t decide whether or not to participate. All of the information about the 300,000 companies in its database, including descriptions of job interviews and reviews of bosses, as well as information about salaries and benefits, comes directly from its 23 million members. While the best-places-to-work list is popular, Glassdoor staffers realized that employees always say that what they care most about is compensation. Hence the site is putting out a list that zeroes in on that.