14 of the best companies to work for if you hate stress

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Stress has some pretty damaging side effects. People who experience a heavy workload and get little support from their boss are more likely to experience sleep problems that can harm their health later in life.

To find some great companies to work for where stress levels well-managed, Business Insider teamed up with PayScale, a compensation software and data company, to find the 50 best companies to work for in America.

From that list, we looked at the percentages of employees who reported a low job stress. This was determined by the number of respondents at each company that answered "My job is relaxing" or "Not stressful" when asked about their job. Read a detailed breakdown of the methodology here.

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We ranked the top-14, giving the tie-breaker to the companies that performed better on the overall list of best employers. This year's No. 1, Southern Co., moved up from the second spot with 28% of employees reporting low stress - a small improvement from last year.

Keep reading to see the 14 best companies to work for in America with low job stress:

Find out how your salary stacks up on PayScale.

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