The CareerBliss Happiest and Unhappiest Cities to Work
Silicon Valley Leads the Way as Happiest City to Work While Cincinnati Ranks Least Happiest
IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CareerBliss, the leading online career community™ with more than three million available jobs, today released new data identifying the CareerBliss Happiest and Unhappiest Cities to Work in 2014. Thousands of employees from cities around the nation submitted independent company reviews, evaluating their work culture and identifying the factors that impact overall workplace happiness. Leading the way at the top spot is San Jose, California, part of the technology capital known as Silicon Valley, followed by Washington, D.C. and San Francisco. Rounding out the top 10 is Charlotte, North Carolina. For cities where workers were least happy, Cincinnati, Ohio leads the way, followed by Orlando, Florida and Indianapolis, Indiana.
“Understanding where people are happiest is a tool you can use to help navigate your own career path”
CareerBliss Happiest Cities to Work 2014
|1||San Jose, CA||3.931|
|3||San Francisco, CA||3.925|
|4||Las Vegas, NV||3.891|
|5||Salt Lake City, UT||3.840|
|9||San Diego, CA||3.783|
CareerBliss Unhappiest Cities to Work 2014
“Understanding where people are happiest is a tool you can use to help navigate your own career path,” says Co-founder Heidi Golledge.
“At CareerBliss, we offer the tools and resources to help guide people on their entire career path, and deciding on their next career move location is always a big factor. This information is helpful for anyone looking to make a job change,” continues Golledge.
The CareerBliss data evaluates key factors that affect work happiness including one’s relationship with his or her boss and co-workers, work environment, job resources, compensation, growth opportunities, company culture, company reputation, daily tasks, and job control over work performed on a daily basis. The data accounts for how an employee values each factor, as well as how important that factor is to the employee’s overall happiness. Each review is given an average score indicating where the company places between one and five. A minimum of 100 reviews per city was required for this data. All data is derived from 2013.
What Makes a Happy City to Work?
In the city of San Jose, the people and the company reputation had a large impact on overall happiness. As the capital of Silicon Valley, San Jose has a large concentration of technology jobs that are often high paying and provide innovative work environments. Factors that ranked high across all the CareerBliss Happiest Cities is the opportunity for growth and one’s relationship with coworkers.
In contrast, CareerBliss found that the rewards one received and the support one got ranked low in cities that were ranked as unhappy. In addition, a common factor that impacted these cities was a lower ranking in overall work environment.
“Having a clear picture of what drives happiness at work not only impacts companies, but entire communities and can help create happier environments all around,” says Golledge.
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CareerBliss is a unique online career community designed to help everyone find happiness in the workplace. An information hub for everyone that works—employers, job seekers and recruiters—CareerBliss offers the ability to discover what constitutes happiness, to seek out new jobs, or to improve upon a current job using our PhD Board of Advisors. CareerBliss offers more than six million independent company reviews and salary comparisons, and more than three million job listings.