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In the spirit of Twitter going public today and having it’s very own hashtag (ahem, #ring), we were curious. What’s it really like to work at the social media company that was spawned in 2006?
According to reviews on Glassdoor, it received 4.5 stars out of 5. With a market value today of $24.5 billion, 90 percent of its employees say they’re confident in their company’s business outlook for the next six months.
Per GeekWire there are 2,300 employees so 89 reviews may not accurately be a big enough sample but a senior site reliability engineer called it, “A very fun and dynamic place.” (And if you have no idea what that job title means, no worries there. We don’t either.) Read more
The report is based on employee feedback from the past 12 months and companies must pre-qualify. That is, they must have at least 50 work-life balance ratings on its site within the past 12 months as well and at least 10 ratings the year prior to that.
The average work-life balance on a scale of one to five (five topping the scale at “very satisfied”) was 3.2. Tech company SAS Institute snagged the top spot with a rating of 4.5 and National Instruments followed close behind them with 4.3.
Without further ado, here’s the top 25 list… Read more
Right on the heels of Google’s top executive saying interview brain teasers are a “complete waste of time,” we couldn’t resist sharing this list compiled by Glassdoor ranking the top interview questions for the year.
And away we go…
1. “If you were to get rid of one state in the U.S., which one would it be and why?” Asked at Forrester.
2. “How many cows are in Canada?” Asked at Google.
3. “How many quarters would you need to reach the height of the Empire State building?” Asked at JetBlue. Read more
Every year Glassdoor issues its annual list of the 50 best places to work and although Facebook had its fair share of press for its IPO, it earned the top spot in this year’s list.
The social media site also earned the top spot in 2011. Here’s a look at the top 10:
2. McKinsey & Company
3. Riverbed Technology
4. Bain & Company
5. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
8. National Instruments
9. In-N-Out Burger
10. Boston Consulting Group
The list is based exclusively on reviews submitted by people who know the company culture: Employees! According to its press release, almost half a million company reviews were submitted to Glassdoor the past year.
The review asks a plethora of questions including satisfaction with the company overall and key workplace factors, such as career opportunities, compensation and benefits, work/life balance, senior management. It also covers cultures and values.
According to the press release, Robert Hohman, Glassdoor CEO and co-founder, stated, “Due to greater workplace transparency, information about what it’s like to work at particular companies is becoming increasingly influential as job seekers and employees consider their next career move.”