SAUSALITO, Calif. (September 2, 2011) — Pessimism about the job market continues, and a recent Harris Interactive survey showed that 31 percent of those currently employed believe it is unlikely they would be able to find a job matched to their experience and compensation levels in the next six months if they lost their job today1.
Amid growing uncertainty around their ability to find another job, Glassdoor, a jobs and career community, turns the spotlight to those companies who are helping their employees to feel optimistic about the opportunities for professional growth and career advancement. Today, Glassdoor announced the top 25 highest rated companies for career opportunities according to employees based on personal satisfaction ratings. The top five companies in this category based on feedback throughout the past 12 months, include: Boston Consulting, Bain & Company, McKinsey & Company, Keller Williams and Nestlé Purina PetCare.
“In a time of economic uncertainty, people are hungry for more information to make better career and hiring decisions,” said Robert Hohman, founder and CEO of Glassdoor. “Glassdoor’s list of top companies for career opportunities delivers more insight to job seekers, and highlights those companies who have demonstrated to employees throughout the past year the paths to career advancement.”
Boston Consulting received the highest rating (4.3 on a 5-point scale2) from its employees over the past year in regard to career opportunities. Employees championed the extensive feedback from and interaction with their managers, access to senior leaders within the company, scholarships for high-performing associates to pursue masters’ degrees, top-notch training and employee-friendly HR policies that focus on creating a sustainable career path within the company.
The complete list of Glassdoor’s Top 25 Companies for Career Opportunities can be found here: https://www.glassdoor.com/Top-Companies-for-Career-Opportunities-LST_KQ0,38.htm.
Glassdoor’s list of top companies for career opportunities relies solely on the input of employees who elected to participate in a 20-question survey². Specific to career opportunities, the survey seeks to find out how satisfied employees are with opportunities for professional growth, and with opportunities for career advancement within their company. The list is derived from employee reviews submitted between July 16, 2010 and July 15, 2011.
¹ This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of Glassdoor from June 21-23, 2011 among 2,203 adults ages 18 and older of whom 1,232 are employed full time, part time and/or are self-employed, 1,103 are employed full time and/or part time and 172 are unemployed but looking. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated.
² The company review survey gathers employee feedback in which we ask people to offer “pros,” “cons” and “advice for senior management”, as well as ratings for key attributes like career advancement, work-life balance and senior management competence. In addition, employees also rate how satisfied they are with their employer overall and how well they feel their CEO is leading the company. 1.0 = very unsatisfied; 5.0 = very satisfied.
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