Glassdoor’s third annual Employee’s Choice Awards gives Facebook the top recognition, with its employees averaging 4.6 out of 5.0 in overall satisfaction.
Employees ranked their workplace based on different categories, such as Careers Opportunities, Fairness and Respect, and Work/Life Balance. Facebook ranked the highest in Communication and Employee Morale, although they scored at least 4 out 5 in every category, including Compensation and Benefits. In the meantime, CEO Mark Zuckerberg was positively scored by 96% of his employees.
Although employees voted based on their experiences of the past year (obviously so), the award is actually for 2011. In other words, it seems that Glassdoor – the website where employees rank and spill the beans about their workplace – wants to make the recognition relevant to prospective employees of any given company. Southwest Airlines and global management consulting firm Bain & Company rounded up the top three. Other companies mentioned were Trader Joe’s, Apple, and Chevron (really?).
In 2009 and 2010, Facebook didn’t even rank among the Top 50 best places to work. We assume they had simply not submitted their company for review until this year (this is how you get into Glassdoor’s ranking in the first place).
Any employees want to share their stories? Is the atmosphere as relaxed and productive as it seems?