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Glassdoor Announces ‘Best Places to Work’ Awards Deadline

Think your company should be labeled a ‘Best Place to Work’? Do you approve of the way your CEO is leading your company? Get ready, the Second Annual Employees’ Choice Awards for the Best Places to Work will be unveiled in December.  The 2010 awards will be based on reviews submitted by employees between January 1, 2009 and December 1, 2009.

We are repeatedly asked by employees and company representatives how to get nominated so we decided to put out the eligibility requirements and deadline for everyone to check out. Unlike other workplace awards, there is no official company nomination process other than through the company reviews contributed by employees. If you want your business to be considered, now is the time to complete a company review and encourage other employees to do so.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • At least 25 Glassdoor-approved company reviews from United States-based employees between January 1, 2009 and December 1, 2009
  • An overall rating of “satisfied”, and each cumulative workplace factor category must also be at least “satisfied”
  • A current CEO with an approval rating of at least 50 percent

Deadline: The deadline for this year’s Glassdoor Best Places to Work is Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 11:59 p.m. PT.

2009 Winners: 2009 Glassdoor Best Places to Work Top 50 list

Don’t get left behind – If you have previously submitted a review, it may be time for your annual update which will count toward this year’s eligibility.  Because we base the awards on annual review submissions and not cumulative contributions, placement on the 2009 list doesn’t necessarily mean a company could make it this coming year.  Currently there are several companies from the 2009 Top 50 Best Places to Work list that may not even be eligible for consideration this year if numbers do not increase, including: American Express, Bain & Company, CareerBuilder , MetLife , NIKE and Texas Instruments .

Also, we don’t want you to end up like, Rackspace, a managed network services company, that was just one company review shy of the required 25 to become eligible for the 2009 list. Disappointing since employees give high ratings of the company and CEO and make comments like: “Enjoy coming into work every day” and “Many years later, I’m still glad to be here.”

Here’s a random selection of companies who are currently a few shy of the minimum reviews to be considered for the 2010 list:

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If you haven’t visited Glassdoor, check out any of our sneak peek companies [Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Cisco, Accenture, Deloitte or JP Morgan Chase] and see all the salary and workplace details before you complete a review or salary survey of your own.  If you are an official company representative and would like to see what employees and job candidates are saying about your company without having to submit your own review, simply request an employer account by clicking here.