To determine this year’s happiest companies, CareerBliss analyzed thousands of employee-submitted reviews between 2013 and 2014. These reviews ask employees to rank their employer based on a set of unique metrics, calculated to give an overview of key happiness factors at work including: work-life balance, relationship with boss and co-workers, work environment, job resources, compensation, growth opportunities, company culture, company reputation, daily tasks, and job control over daily work. The data also shows how much the employee values each factor.
“‘This year we saw a surge of STEM-related companies [Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math] ranking in the top 10’ said Heidi Golledge, CareerBliss CEO and chief happiness officer. ‘As we evaluate the factors that impact happiness, such as growth opportunity and company culture, it is also important to understand what type of industries are creating happier work environments overall.'”