When we look at the themes … employees are talking about feeling a great deal of pride in the company, they love the leadership, they feel it’s very transparent. Of course, they continue to talk about great perks such as workout sessions at work, free food, flexible schedules, work-from-home options, but a lot of companies have those.... They talk about their work and life balance being very much in sync.Facebook, which had ranked No. 7 in 2011, didn't make it in 2012. Dobroski said that in comments, workers talked of working extremely long hours. "One product manager said, 'You will work a zillion hours and still not be done with your work.'" Just as interesting as who made the list was who didn't -- not Apple (rated 3.7) nor Microsoft (rated 3.6) but Yahoo (rated 4.0) came close despite all the turmoil at the top. Said Dobrowski of the "almost" group, "The average rating for all companies was 3.4, so even though they didn’t crack the top 25, they’re still above average."
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGj4q_8iXbg&wmode=window&h=315&w=560&h=315]Related Links
- Top 25 Companies for Work-Life Balance [Glassdoor]