Glassdoor’s Top 50 Best Places to Work (2013) was announced on 12th December. Before we look at the results who is Glassdoor?
Glassdoor is the leading jobs and career community offering job seekers a free inside look into jobs in order to anonymously share real-time reviews, salary details and accurate company ratings.
Mission – “To become the world’s largest and most trusted career community to help people make more informed job and career decisions”.
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- Company Profiles and Reviews
- Job Listings
- Inside Connections
- Salary & Compensation Reports
- Interview Questions & Reviews
- CEO Approval Ratings
“Members can uncover Inside Connections at a company through their Facebook network, see the latest job listings, as well as get access to proprietary user-generated content including company-specific salary reports, ratings and reviews”.
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Glassdoor’s Top 50 Best Places to Work (2013)
The complete results can be found here:
The Top Ten are as follows:
- 4.7 Facebook
- 4.5 McKinsey & Company
- 4.5 Riverbed Technology (Wide Area Network optimization solutions}
- 4.5 Bain & Company
- 4.3 M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
- 4.3 Google
- 4.3 Edelman (Worlds Largest Public Relations Firm}
- 4.2 National Instruments (Electronic Test & Measurement Instruments)
- 4.2 In-N-Out Burger
- 4.2 Boston Consulting Group
What do employees themselves have to say about Facebook being named the #1 Best Place to Work for 2013? And, what does it take to work at Facebook?
Underpinning these results is the fact that the employee sample taken for some of the companies [e.g. M.D Anderson] is small <150 compared with the larger entities like McKinsey.
Having said that this is the fifth year that the results have been published and the number of companies polled has increased year-on-year.
As a consultant I am lucky to have the opportunity to work with clients in different industries, business units, geographic locations etc. You can immediately sense the operating rhythm and buzz when you walk into the client organisation.
The Glassdoor value proposition is the ability to peek under the covers of a target employer in order to make an informed decision. This is especially important for the large number of candidates who are into job hopping to accelerate their career journey.
So, are you able to see your next career move through the Glassdoor? Absolutely. Sign-up as a member and push on the half-open Glassdoor. Happy job search in the New Year.