Twitter Crowned as Top Company in Corporate Culture and Values
According to a newly surface report, out of the highest rated 25 companies, 11 belong to the technology sector with microblogging site Twitter topping the charts having the most number of satisfied employees.
The career website Glassdoor reports that it studied the reviews from tens of thousands of employees who rated their respective companies on the basis of corporate culture and values, and Twitter.com emerged out as a clear winner with an aggregate score of 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5.
Aside from the rating on a scale of 1 to 5, Glassdoor also asks the workers to be more particular about how they generally feel about the company’s culture and value. Needless to say, but all of these reviews are kept anonymous.
“You’ll be surrounded by smart engineers and exciting technical challenges. Excellent culture even though it is pretentious. The location, office, and free food are great,” said one engineering manager while discussing good things about the company and stated, “Being a manager sucks. Senior management has acknowledged this and is investing in its managers more,” while discussing the cons of the company.
While speaking to Fortune, Glassdoor community expert Scott Dobroski stated that they were able to extract out three common themes from the reviews of all employees:
We saw employees talking about a supportive and motivational team-oriented environment. We saw employees talking about working for companies that had a great mission statement and generally did the right thing and acted with integrity.
And lastly, most workers stated that they felt like they have a second family at the office where they could rely on their co-workers for support and high morale.
Following Twitter’s lead in technology sector comes public relations firm Edelman at second place and Google at third place with social media giant Facebook at fifth. Speaking of tech companies dominating the list, Dobroski stated:
Part of their mission statement at these three companies is to make the world more connected and open . . . So, we see the employees really love working there because they believe in the mission.
He also stated that aside from these factors, salary is a chief factor that determines employees happiness and tech industry seems to provide a higher payout than others. All of this seems fitting since during the time this survey was conducted, Twitter launched a successful IPO which literally transformed 1,600 of its workers in millionaires. Not to mention that countless free meals at its HQs, long vacations, and in-office exercise classes.
There you have it! If you intend on working in a private technology firm, Twitter is the way to go, my lads!
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