Want to like your job? Try working at these spots
Half of U.S. workers say they aren’t satisfied with their jobs, according to data released last year from the Conference Board, which measures this annually. That’s way up from 1987, when the research firm began measuring this, and fewer than four in 10 said they weren’t satisfied with their jobs.
Part of this may come down to bad bosses, since half of employees admit to having left a job “to get away from a manager.” Other reasons include that employees don’t see a way to get promoted or they get offered a better job with higher pay.
It could also come down to company culture, as workers at some companies tend to like their jobs more than at others, according to data released Thursday be career site Glassdoor. The jobs review site looked at people’s recommendations for hundreds of thousands of companies to determine which employees said they were most likely to recommend to their friends.
Here are 15 companies that more than eight in 10 employees, on average, would recommend that their friends work for.
Goodway Group, 98% would recommend to a friend
This media buying company is highly beloved by its employees, with one noting that it offered flexible scheduling, good benefits, and down to earth workers. While it is located in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, you can work remotely.
Venterra Realty, 96%
This real estate firm is hiring in a number of southern cities including Houston, Jacksonville, Cary, NC; Flowery Branch, GA and San Antonio, TX. Employees say they promote from within and that you get your birthday off each year, as well as a day off to volunteer, in addition to your vacation time.
Morries Automotive Group, 95%
This car dealer gets high marks from employees for kind and respectful colleagues and a “supportive and happy vibe.” It is hiring in a number of cities in Minnesota.
Make space for this job! NASA is now hiring in the following cities: Greenbelt, MD; Huntsville, AL; Hampton, VA; Pasadena, CA; Cleveland, OH; Houston, TX and more. And employees say it offers flexible schedules and work-life balance.
Free snacks and meals, massage rooms, haircuts — with perks like these it’s no wonder Google lands on this list. And it’s hiring outside of Mountain View, in spots like Ann Arbor, Seattle and Chicago.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 90%
This Livermore, CA-based research facility gets perks for “great benefits, great job security,” one employee notes.
FM Global, 89%
This insurance company has jobs in Johnston, RI; Malvern, PA; Norwood, MA; Bellevue, WA; North Olmsted, OH and more, and employees praise it for generous benefits and lost of training and development opportunities.
University of Texas at Austin, 89%
Though the jobs for this large university are just in Austin, the city itself lands on many of the best places to live lists and the university has jobs for a range of skill sets.
The freight company is hiring in Alpharetta and Duluth GA, and Bolingbrook, IL; Duluth, GA and workers note that it has many opportunities to advance.
The software company offers jobs throughout the country — including currently in Raleigh, Dallas, and Chicago.
Other companies that make this list are Square (86%), Great Lakes Caring (87%), Ceridian (85%), Ancestry (85%) and Zillow (86%).
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