Employees want to love where they work.
This holds true for the organization employing them, of course, but which cities and towns offer employees primo opportunities for workplace happiness?
CareerBliss has released its “2018 Happiest Cities to Work” list to help identify those municipalities that employees endorse with utmost delight and enthusiasm.
It explains its rationalization:
To find the happiest cities, we evaluated thousands of independent company reviews by actual employees, analyzing the key factors that impact workplace happiness …
Those factors were taken into consideration to give each city a “Bliss Rating” of 1 to 5.
To evaluate happiness, CareerBliss’ board of workplace PhD advisors, which include experts in organizational behavior, psychology and computer science, looked at the follow eight key factors: company culture, growth opportunities within the company, people you work with, person you directly work for, rewards you receive, support from the employer, work setting and CEO leadership.
In a press release, CareerBliss writes:
In addition to key factors, CareerBliss evaluates where there are the highest number of happy reviews in cities within the United States. Employment, job opportunities, and salaries also impact the CareerBliss Happiest Cities list.
Landing No. 1 on this year’s list is Mountain View, California. The tech hub earned an overall Bliss Rating of 3.49.
Here is a full list of the top 10 happiest cities:
- Mountain View, California
- Boulder, Colorado
- Richardson, Texas
- Stamford, Connecticut
- Redmond, Washington
- San Jose, California
- Santa Clara, California
- Rockville, Maryland
Want to work in one of the capitals of contentment? Here are job openings in municipalities making the list:
- Google is in search of a partner marketing manager for hardware marketing in Mountain View, California.
- Gannett’s USA Today Network is looking for a marketing specialist in Detroit.
- Microsoft seeks a marketing communications manager in Redmond, Washington.
- Cleveland Clinic is searching for a senior director of employee communications in Cleveland.
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