20 Best Jobs To Have a Life

| September 24, 2014

Ever dream of a job that really allows you to balance your work life with your personal life? The truth is – some jobs do this better than others.

To help, Glassdoor, the leading jobs and career community, has identified 20 of the highest rated jobs for work-life balance. This list was compiled based entirely on employee feedback shared on Glassdoor over the past year*.

Data Scientist (4.4 work-life balance rating), Tour Guide (4.3) and Investment Analyst (4.0) are among the top jobs for providing a great work-life balance. 

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“Not only is everyone incredibly sharp and very good at their jobs, but also, almost without exception, everyone is a pleasure to work and associate with. I’m given an incredible work/life balance.” – Facebook Data Scientist (Menlo Park, CA)

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“Great company culture, opportunity for growth, fun co-workers, work hard play hard mentality. We often have company outings, video game breaks, catered lunches.” – Geek Powered Studios SEO Specialist (Austin, TX)

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“You learn a lot about Customer Service, you get to take different workshops and classes, and managers work with you and have your best interest at heart. You meet a lot of new people and it is a great environment to work in.” – The Fox Theatre – Atlanta Tour Guide(Atlanta, GA)

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“Easy to get time off, shifts traded around, the management was nice most of the time.  The members were friendly and there were lots of free workout perks.” – YMCA Lifeguard(location, n/a)

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“I feel that the work I do is important, both to Abstrakt and our clients but also to my professional development as well. Although I am kept busy, I also have a lot of fun at work and feel like I have a good work-life balance.” – Abstrakt Social Media Manager (Saint Louis, MO)

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“Flexible schedule, free membership to workout, nice group of fitness instructors who are generally very knowledgeable about their particular classes- i.e. Zumba, yoga, spinning, clean and reasonably well maintained gym, very nice aerobics studio- large, mirrors and good sound system.” – LA Fitness Group Fitness Instructor (Montgomeryville, PA)

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“The team is incredible, there are plenty of people to learn from, there are many perks, and I always get the support I need to continually advance in my career. I also like maintaining a good work-life balance, and I can definitely do this at LinkedIn.” – LinkedIn User Experience Designer (Mountain View, CA)

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“The culture feels like a college campus where you get to work with lots of smart people who also happen to be nice. Work/life balance is good.” – Intuit Corporate Communications(Mountain View, CA)

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“Flexibility of your work schedule. Good salary. Your co-workers become a second family.” –FDNY Firefighter (New York, NY)

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“The compensation is outstanding and there really is great work-life balance. Everyone you work with is highly intelligent. Leadership encourages innovation.” – Tradebot Equity Trader(Kansas City, MO)

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“Judges are friendly and approachable, salaries are competitive, IT support is outstanding, you can be an attorney here and still maintain a good work/life balance.” – US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Law Clerk (Washington, D.C.)

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“Collaboration, culture, benefits, diversity, openness to new ideas, great work-life balance. Great place to gain experience.” – Wells Fargo Investment Analyst (location, n/a)

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“Incredible, lively, fun work culture. Very conscious about work-life balance (which is rare in DC).” – One Medical Group Administrative Assistant (Washington, D.C.)

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“Employees are passionate about their work and enthusiastic about coming to work each day, striking an appropriate work-life balance.” – NPR Office Assistant (Washington, D.C.)

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“Work/life balance is likely the best thing about this company. Training is excellent. Opportunities to do and try new things are always available.” – Rackspace Sales Representative (San Antonio, TX)

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“Excellent work/life balance with flexible scheduling. Fun, easy going environment.” –Lawrence Technological University Help Desk Technician (Southfield, MI)

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“The flexibility, hours, and off on weekends with family are good for me. I do not have pay for day care because of the hours. I don’t have to work if I do not want to. I can pick and choose if I want to work that day or go to that school.” – Killeen Independent School District Substitute Teacher (Killeen, TX)

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“Lots of chances to move up or lateral moves if you don’t like what you are doing. Environment values family and having a life outside of work.” – Fluor Carpenter (Boulder, CO)

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“Flexible schedule, unlimited income, great work environment.” – Century 21 Real Estate Broker (location, n/a)

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“Nice people with a high team spirit, a great work life balance, countless events, activities and benefits and low hierarchies.” – Wooga Game Designer (Berlin, Germany)

What’s the work-life balance like at your job? Let others know by sharing a review.

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*Report based on at least 20 work-life balance ratings per job title shared on Glassdoor between 7/3/13-7/2/14. Work-life balance satisfaction ratings based on a 5-point scale: 1.0= very dissatisfied; 3.0=OK, 5.0=very satisfied.

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