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?
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:
a majority of workplace accidents
A 2014 study showed that the longer you have a poor manager at work, the more risk you have of:
getting in an accident
eventually developing cardiovascular disease
There are many ways to measure employee happiness. Which is one?
laughs a day
A recent survey estimated that workplaces spend how much a year to measure — and improve — employee engagement?
According to a recent survey, how many companies are now monitoring employee engagement?
What's another surprising benefit of an engaged workforce at a company?
more job applications
less vacations needed
Glassdoor releases an annual "Best Places To Work" list. What is one criteria they ask employees to rate?
the attractiveness of the office furniture
What was named the Best Place to Work by Glassdoor in 2016?
Glassdoor also releases a Best Place to Work list for small and medium companies. Who tops that list?
Jimmy Joe's Discount Shack
Now that's all fine and good, but let's talk perks. What does Google NOT offer its employees?
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
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"
When a Google employee dies, their spouse receives:
half of their salary for ten years
reimbursed funeral costs
At Twitter's communal social space, you can find what on tap?
Google was named the best company to work for by Fortune magazine for how many of the last 10 years?
What employee offers free admission to its parks to not only employees, but friends and family?
the National Forest Service
Walt Disney Company
What is the largest employee-owned company?
Publix Super Markets
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
less bossiness from managers
Performance outcomes are improved when bosses:
encourage staff to ask for help
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
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
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 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: