Career information website CareerBliss recently calculated the responses of more than 20,000 independent employee reviews from around the United States and released the 2018 lists of happiest and unhappiest cities in which to work. Mountain View, California, the home of Google and LinkedIn, gained the top spot but it was Detroit making the most news as the Motor City gained second place. Companies like Quicken Loans, DTE Energy, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan have all been vocal leaders in empowering their employees and their community.
CareerBliss asked employees to both rate and weight key factors such as “one’s relationship with their boss and co-workers, their work environment, job resources, compensation, growth opportunities, company culture, company reputation, daily tasks, and job control over work performed daily.” If a respondent didn’t value a factor very highly, than the rating would be lowered to reflect that.
The list of happiest and unhappiest cities can be viewed below.
By Jared Hoffman
Research Associate, JMJ Phillip Group