The Happiest Workplaces Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

Who compiles lists of best places to work?

Sorry, there's no master list of American workplace ratings.

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High-pressure companies have been shown to:

Maybe a foosball break every now and then is worth it.

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Workplace stress also leads to:

Stressed out employees are mistake- and accident-prone employees.

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

A bad boss is bad for your health.

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

Feeling actively interested and finding meaning in work leads to feelings of value and security.

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

More and more, workplaces are implementing engagement programs.

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

Engagement is now the most-measured metric for human resources.

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

Engaged employees lead to more prospective workers.

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

Although a mid-century modern office space would be pretty cool.

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

And to be fair, they do have really awesome office furniture.

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

The marketing and design company is based in Colorado.

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

Sadly, Google will only provide shuttles for transportation. No cars.

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

The $500 is given to all parents.

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

Talk about baby bonding bucks.

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REI offers employees what perk?

"Yay Days" let REI employees hit the slopes, hike a trail or surf a swell while getting paid.

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

No word on if your snow day can consist of staying home and drinking hot chocolate instead of snowboarding.

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When a Google employee dies, their spouse receives:

That's absurdly generous, and totally cool.

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

I would recommend the wine or beer.

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

The Fortune methodology includes a Culture Audit, which sounds terrifying.

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

The Happiest Workplace on Earth, unofficially.

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What is the largest employee-owned company?

Facebook and Google are not employee-owned.

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

Strangely, social connections also led to less sick time and faster surgery recovery.

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Performance outcomes are improved when bosses:

Kind, considerate bosses make for productive employees.

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What kind of challenges do employees benefit from?

Goals at work are great — just don't make them impossible, or boredom-inducing.

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

Working differently doesn't translate to working less.

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Job burnout and depression has been shown to decrease with:

Walk around the office on breaks for your mental health.

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A cold office:

Seriously, research has shown that people correlate physical warmth with social warmth.

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Workplace happiness and engagement:

Despite loads of evidence that engaged employees are happier, employees are increasingly dissatisfied and disengaged.

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Some workplaces do not offer bonuses because:

Places like Netflix only offer salaries, to eliminate bonus-driven goals.

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Companies who have high employee happiness scores also have:

In other words, happy employees create successful businesses.

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About This Quiz

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.

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