Satya Nadella

Nadella earns high marks from Microsoft employees, outpacing Ballmer, prior to this week’s job cuts

The psychological impact of Microsoft’s job cuts is still rippling through the company’s workforce, but CEO Satya Nadella has the advantage of a very high approval ratings from employees prior to the cuts. Numbers provided to GeekWire by the Glassdoor employment review and ratings site put Nadella’s cumulative approval rating at 88 percent. That’s well above the average CEO approval… Read More


Employee satisfaction: These 50 cities have the happiest workers

Maybe it’s all that sunny California weather. Glassdoor today released its second annual Employment Satisfaction Report Card and found that San Jose has the highest “overall satisfaction rating,” in terms of how happy employees are, on average, that work in the city. Three California cities finished in the top six. San Francisco was second, with D.C., Norfolk,… Read More


Chart: Top 50 highest rated CEOs based on what employees say

Looking for a good boss? This list might be the place to start. Glassdoor has released its annual list of the Highest Rated CEOs for 2014, determined by employee feedback. As you can imagine, several technology names are near the top of the list, including Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn (#1); Paul Jacobs of Qualcomm (#4); and… Read More


Tech employee survey: Twitter is the best place to work, LinkedIn 2nd, Facebook falls to 3rd

Twitter trumps Facebook — at least in employee approval ratings. That’s just one of the findings from Glassdoor’s sixth annual Employees’ Choice Awards, which ranked the top 50 best tech companies (over 1,000 employees) to work for based on feedback from employees covering aspects like career opportunities, compensation, senior management, work/life balance and culture. Glassdoor, which compiles salary… Read More


Glassdoor raises $50 million, tops 22 million members

Glassdoor, which compiles salary and workplace data on more than 300,000 companies, has raised $50 million in financing from Tiger Global Management, Dragoneer Investment Group, Benchmark, Sutter Hill Ventures, Battery Ventures and DAG Ventures. Total funding now stands at $92 million. Founded in 2007 by former Expedia execs Rich Barton, Robert Hohman and Tim Besse, Glassdoor plans… Read More


Chart: The hottest tech jobs in Seattle, NYC and Bay Area

There are lots of ways to slice and dice jobs data, but employment review site Glassdoor has come up with some interesting numbers that show which types of positions are most in demand among employers in some of the nation’s most tech-centric regions. Glassdoor, which earlier today released data about employee satisfaction in cities around the… Read More

Seattle rainbow

Yes, we’re satisfied in Seattle: City ranks 3rd in employee satisfaction survey

The traffic congestion kind of sucks, and the rain certainly can be a bummer at times. But, for the most part, Seattleites are generally satisfied with their jobs. That’s the latest finding from the Glassdoor Employment Satisfaction Report Card, which ranked overall employment satisfaction. Seattle scored a 3.4 rating in the survey, just behind San Jose… Read More


Facebook is the best place to work; Steve Ballmer, Amazon enjoy better approval ratings

The employees have spoken: Facebook is the best place to work. released its fifth annual “Employees’ Choice Awards” that are based on the input of nearly 500,000 company reviews during the past 12 months. Based on aspects like workplace factors, career opportunities, compensation, work/life balance and culture, Facebook was rated as the top rated… Read More


Glassdoor raises $20M, tops 14 million registered users

Glassdoor, which compiles compensation data on tens of thousands of companies, is getting its very own payday. The Sausalito, California-based company, led by former Expedia executive Robert Hohman and backed by Zillow co-founder Rich Barton, today is announcing $20 million in new funding from DAG Ventures; Benchmark Capital, Sutter Hill Ventures and Battery Ventures. Total funding… Read More


Jobs exits with 97% approval rating among Apple employees

Maybe it’s true that you can’t please all the people all the time, but Steve Jobs is a mere 3 percentage points away. Reviews from nearly 1,000 Apple employees put the departing CEO’s approval rating at 97 percent, according to data released today by the employment review and ratings site That makes him one… Read More


Study: Facebook leads in work-life balance, Amazon trails has been hiring new workers at an amazing clip, but a new study suggests that its employees are still feeling more overworked than their counterparts at other large technology companies. Facebook, on the other hand, seems to have this whole work-life balance thing figured out. A report out tonight from employment review site,… Read More

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. (Microsoft photo)

Study: Microsoft’s Ballmer sees approval rating decline

Take this with a grain of salt, like a U.S. presidential approval rating based on a limited survey, but the latest CEO rankings from employment web site show Eric Schmidt faring considerably better in sentiment from his company’s employees than Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer and Yahoo’s Carol Bartz do among theirs. Schmidt’s approval rating from employees… Read More