Saturday, August 10, 2013

Saturday Stats: San Jose Ranked as the Best City to Work In!!!

Today we have yet another huge statistical win, Glassdoor ranked San Jose as the best city to work in! This is such a huge accomplishment that I didn't even bother with a source link, the full article is below. SF ranked #2, followed by Seattle, Salt Lake City, and Utah. NYC, the alpha city of the US (and the world) ranked #32.

San Jose Best City To Work In; Glassdoor Employment Satisfaction Report Card By City

You can learn a lot about a city from others’ experiences thanks to social media, whether it’s the best restaurants to eat, which neighborhoods are quietest, or even what the weather is like at any given moment. But, what about what it’s like to work in 50 of the largest cities across the country? If you’re thinking about getting a new job in a different city, you might want to consider what others have to say and where employees are most satisfied.
To help, the Glassdoor Employment Satisfaction Report Card by City¹ offers an inside look into what it’s like to work in 50 of the largest U.S. metros. Not only does this report offer a comparison of overall employment satisfaction by city, but it goes in-depth to also compare compensation and benefits satisfaction, senior management satisfaction, expectations for company outlook, and the number of employers hiring per city.
This report is based on U.S. metro population and at least 500 reviews per metro shared on Glassdoor by local employees over the past year.
Top 5 Cities for Employment Satisfaction:
The Bay Area takes the lead as San Jose, CA (3.4 average employment satisfaction rating) and San Francisco, CA (3.4) take the top two spots. Interestingly, both cities are home to five companies that made Glassdoor’s Top 50 Best Places to Work for 2013 report – San Jose (Google #6, LinkedIn #14, Agilent Technologies #30, Intel#31, Apple #34) & San Francisco (Facebook #1, Riverbed Technology #3, Chevron #13, Workday #19, #22).
Rounding out the top five cities for overall employment satisfaction are Seattle, WA (3.4), Salt Lake City, UT (3.3), and Washington, DC (3.3). (Ratings based on a 5-point scale: 1.0=very dissatisfied, 3.0=OK, 5.0=very satisfied).
Check out the complete results:
¹For simplicity of reporting, ratings are rounded to the nearest tenth. To determine rank, actual ratings extend to the thousandth.
Want to know even more about jobs hiring in the ten highest-rated cities? Check out just some of the most in-demand jobs:
#1: San Jose, CA
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#2: San Francisco, CA
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#3: Seattle, WA
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#4: Salt Lake City, UT
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#5: Washington, DC
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#6: Orlando, FL
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#7: San Diego, CA
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#8: Boston, MA
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#9: Memphis, TN
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#10: Austin, TX
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Note: Job titles represent just some of the most in-demand jobs per city; Based on at least 100 job listings per job title per city on Glassdoor as of 6/10/13.


  1. HI JOSH! "Interestingly, both cities are home to five companies that made Glassdoor’s Top 50 Best Places to Work for 2013 report – San Jose (Google #6, LinkedIn #14, Agilent Technologies #30, Intel#31, Apple #34)" <-- none of these businesses is headquartered in San Jose. Is this listed this way because they have branch office here?

    1. Filipe,

      They group areas into metros. Facebook, Chevron, and Workday aren't in SF either.

    2. Hi Filipe! It's been a long time =) In this particular report they are using the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara Metro, which includes Mountain View, Campbell, etc. as well.

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