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Good News! Three Media Jobs Rank Among Top 20 For Work-Life Balance

yogaAccording to Glassdoor, dream jobs really exist. Really, they do! And by dream we mean the ability to have a job you enjoy and get this — actually have a life outside the office!

Glassdoor pulled 20 of the highest rated jobs for work-life balance based on employee feedback shared on their site.

As for the really cool news, SEO specialist arrived in the second spot, social media manager ranked high at number four and corporate communications professional ranked high also at eight. Read more

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Twitter Tops Glassdoor List of Companies With Best Corporate Culture

charityIf you like your job, your boss, your commute, there could be one thing oh-so-powerful and slightly off: Corporate culture.

All companies, as you know, are not the same and corporate culture can make or break a company as well as employee morale, satisfaction and productivity.

Glassdoor announced its report of the top 25 companies for culture and values and we’re happy to report a few social media giants and PR firm topped the list. Read more

And the Number One City for Job Satisfaction Is…

employee satisfactionSan Jose!

Glassdoor released their second annual employment satisfaction report card by comparing cities of overall employee satisfaction, number of employers hiring, business outlook expectations and more.

Results are based on local employee feedback from the past year and as per results, the Bay Area has taken the honors. San Francisco has taken the second spot. In fact, both areas are the homes for a few companies that won the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards, too. Read more

New Survey Says 89 Percent of Job Seekers Rely on Mobile Devices

mobile phonesIt’s hard to believe there once was a time when many of us actually searched for a job offline. As in the newspaper!

That’s because a new survey published by Glassdoor reveals 89 percent of job seekers rely on their mobile device to search for a new gig. That’s really no surprise when you think about how convenient it is to search whether you’re sitting on a train for your commute or in the waiting room at a doctor’s office. Whatever the scenario, the numbers keep rising. Read more

LinkedIn CEO Ranks Number One Boss in New Glassdoor Survey

ribbonIf you could rate the CEO of your company, what percentage would you give him or her?

Per a new Glassdoor survey, Jeff Weiner, the CEO at LinkedIn has brought in a 100 percent approval rating! His employees voluntarily and anonymously posted feedback on Glassdoor and consequently rated him as the highest chief executive officer in their 2014 survey.

According to results and employee reviews, he’s known for complete transparency and clear communications. Per a CBS News piece, in December he told Knowledge@Wharton, “For me, leadership is the ability to inspire others to achieve shared objectives. For me, that’s the entire difference between leaders and managers. Managers tell people what to do. Leaders inspire them to do it.”

As for the next CEO on the list? That’s Alan Mulally from Ford. He snagged a 97 percent approval rating and has been praised for cultivating communications between various groups to work more cohesively as a team. ” Read more

Glassdoor Announces Best Places to Work in 2014: Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook & Google Land in Top 10

ribbonAs 2013 quickly comes to a close, there’s nothing quite like looking to the future, right?

Glassdoor released its Employees’ Choice Awards by announcing the 50 best places to work in the new year. Considering winners were determined by their own employees, what better way to get the inside scoop than from current workers?

The 18-question survey was sent to U.S. employees and the ranking was determined by looking at the cumulative ratings from the 500,000 employees from last November to this November. Participants were asked to rate their satisfaction with their employer as well as other factors like compensation and benefits and work-life balance. Read more

The Inside Scoop on Working at Twitter

new_twitter_logoIn 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

Got Work-Life Balance? According to Glassdoor Survey Results, Yahoo! Sure Does

Even though Yahoo! ranked 16 out of 25 on Glassdoor’s annual report, the fact that Marissa Mayer eliminated the work from home option last year says a lot.

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

Glassdoor Ranks Top 10 Oddball Interview Questions

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

Glassdoor Releases ‘Best 50 Places to Work’ Results: Facebook Tops the List, Edelman Makes Top 10

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:

1. Facebook

2. McKinsey & Company

3. Riverbed Technology

4. Bain & Company

5. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

6. Google

7. Edelman

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.”