‘For employers, we know that a satisfied and engaged workforce helps drive financial performance…’
(Rex Crum, The Mercury News) Workplaces such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Google are known for going out of their way to provide employees with high salaries, plenty of time off and perks ranging from gourmet lunchrooms to on-site gyms. It’s all part of those companies’ efforts to keep their staffs happy and working up to, and beyond, their full potential.
Still, none of those places can offer an In-N-Out Burger Double-Double as a free employee meal. And that could be why In-N-Out ranks above those three tech titans on Glassdoor’s list of best places to work for 2019.
San Jose-based Zoom Video Communications is the top-ranked local place to work, coming in at No. 2 on the Glassdoor list. Zoom uses cloud-based technologies to provide remote video conference, chat and online meeting services.
The only company to top Zoom on the list is consulting giant Bain & Co., from Boston.
LinkedIn came in sixth place, followed immediately by Facebook and Google. The recently declining Facebook had ranked No. 1 for 2018.
While the three Internet megaliths that cracked the top 10 have drawn recent headlines over criticisms surrounding their leftist political leanings and, in some cases, their work environments, In-N-Out—which came in at No. 3 overall on the rankings—has gone the other direction.
The Christian-based burger joint is known for printing Bible verses on its wrappers. Recently, In-N-Out weathered an attempted boycott orchestrated on Twitter from liberals who were incensed by the revelation that had given $25,000 to the California Republican Party. But despite their grievances, they were unable to forgo the greasy goodness for very long.
As the Glassdoor list shows, it is just as beloved by its employees as by its customers.
“Job seekers are in the driver’s seat when it comes to deciding where to work, and they want to know the inner workings of a company before accepting a new job,” said Andrew Chamberlain, chief economist for Glassdoor. “For employers, we know that a satisfied and engaged workforce helps drive financial performance.”
The Glassdoor results were tabulated from submissions from employees representing the more than 830,000 employers currently reviewed on the site. Employees are asked to give their opinions about their overall workplace, how satisfied they are with their jobs, details about matters such as salaries, benefits, workplace culture and values, rate their company’s chief executive and say if they would recommend their company to prospective job seekers.
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