Facebook is not only popular among its users, it also appeals to their employees and to job seekers. According to a recent survey published by Glassdoor, the company operating the popular social site ranks first among the best US employers.
The social network outran Southwest Airlines and management consultants firm Bain & Company on the list compiled by Glassdoor, an online site where users publish feedback on employers. General Mills was fourth on the list, while public relations firm Edelman was fifth. Also in the top ten were Boston Consulting, software company SAS Institute, Slalom Consulting, online retailer Overstock.com and Susquehanna International Group, private equity investors.
According to the survey, poor communication within a company is what makes employees most unhappy, while the top trait of highly rated employers is “a very solid and distinct company culture,” said Robert Bohman, Glassdoor’s chief executive.
To conduct the survey, Glassdoor asked its users to rate the companies they worked with based on factors such as pay and direct manager competency. The survey results were determined after analyzing about 150,000 employee reviews submitted during 2010 for companies with more than 500 employees.