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The Happiest Workplaces Quiz
by Staff
Does going into work make you squeal with glee or fake appendicitis? There's room for both the Kool-Aid sippers and worker drones alike in this quiz, which tests you — and perhaps depresses you — about the happiest places to earn a salary.

Who compiles lists of best places to work?

  • private companies
  • the Department of Health and Human Services
  • the Department of Labor

High-pressure companies have been shown to:

  • be happier workplaces for employees
  • have 50 percent more health care expenditures
  • produce more profits

Workplace stress also leads to:

  • bad profits
  • a majority of workplace accidents
  • attrition

A 2014 study showed that the longer you have a poor manager at work, the more risk you have of:

  • getting in an accident
  • quitting
  • eventually developing cardiovascular disease

There are many ways to measure employee happiness. Which is one?

  • laughs a day
  • engagement
  • sick time

A recent survey estimated that workplaces spend how much a year to measure — and improve — employee engagement?

  • $4 billion
  • $435 million
  • $720 million

According to a recent survey, how many companies are now monitoring employee engagement?

  • 25 percent
  • 71 percent
  • 94 percent

What's another surprising benefit of an engaged workforce at a company?

  • more job applications
  • less vacations needed
  • more compassion

Glassdoor releases an annual "Best Places To Work" list. What is one criteria they ask employees to rate?

  • the attractiveness of the office furniture
  • the snacks
  • the CEO

What was named the Best Place to Work by Glassdoor in 2016?

  • Twitter
  • Uber
  • Airbnb

Glassdoor also releases a Best Place to Work list for small and medium companies. Who tops that list?

  • Madwire
  • Clown Kollege
  • Jimmy Joe's Discount Shack

Now that's all fine and good, but let's talk perks. What does Google NOT offer its employees?

  • showers
  • cars
  • up to 22 weeks of paid maternity leave

What are "Baby Bonding Bucks," offered at Google?

  • money you can pay towards a wet nurse
  • A cash bonus to offset the cost of diapers, take-out and general early-parenting expenses
  • coupons good for date nights

Not to be outdone, what perk did Netflix offer to new parents beginning in 2015?

  • a year of paid maternity and paternity leave
  • $20,000 bonus
  • unlimited streaming

REI offers employees what perk?

  • two paid days off a year to enjoy an outdoor activity
  • free all-weather jackets
  • free garden consultations

Speaking of hitting the slopes, what does Burton Snowboards offer employees?

  • free ski passes
  • paid "snow days"
  • both

When a Google employee dies, their spouse receives:

  • half of their salary for ten years
  • $20,000
  • reimbursed funeral costs

At Twitter's communal social space, you can find what on tap?

  • kombucha
  • bubble tea
  • sake

Google was named the best company to work for by Fortune magazine for how many of the last 10 years?

  • 10
  • 4
  • 7

What employee offers free admission to its parks to not only employees, but friends and family?

  • the National Forest Service
  • Walt Disney Company
  • Walley World

What is the largest employee-owned company?

  • Facebook
  • Publix Super Markets
  • Google

What has been shown to lead to a better performance on the job, as well as more mental acuity and learning?

  • positive social connections at work
  • more snacks
  • less bossiness from managers

Performance outcomes are improved when bosses:

  • are humble
  • encourage staff to ask for help
  • both

What kind of challenges do employees benefit from?

  • really easy ones
  • difficult but realistic ones
  • really difficult ones

Working outside regular office hours or location (or flextime) has been shown to what?

  • make workers more productive
  • make workers miss less work
  • both

Job burnout and depression has been shown to decrease with:

  • increased physical activity
  • the amount of candy in the vending machine
  • how much free soda is offered in the break room

A cold office:

  • might make you feel like the social atmosphere is chilly, too
  • makes you work harder
  • is distracting

Workplace happiness and engagement:

  • has increased in the past decade
  • has held steady in the past decade
  • has been declining in the past decade

Some workplaces do not offer bonuses because:

  • They're cheap.
  • They are hard to measure.
  • They encourage employees to strive for the bonus, not the goal itself.

Companies who have high employee happiness scores also have:

  • high salaries
  • high performance outcomes
  • little turnover