Nokia, Yahoo rank among top companies for work-life balance
Sixteen tech companies claim a spot on Glassdoor's annual "Top 25 Companies for Work-Life Balance." Maybe canceling the work-from-home option at Yahoo wasn't such a terrible move after all.
Online jobs community Glassdoor has released its third annual "Top 25 Companies for Work-Life Balance" report, and 16 tech companies crack the list.
However, the results might surprise you. Silicon Valley giants like Google and Facebook are supposed to have a reputation of being beloved by their employees thanks to all that free food, shuttles to work, theme park-like campuses and who knows what else.
Yet neither of those are anywhere to be seen on this report.
Instead, the chart reads more like a list of tech companies trying to make comebacks -- notably Nokia, AOL and Yahoo.
Yahoo is an especially curious case given its history over the last year. CEO Marissa Mayer has had some ups and downs in the eyes of some of her employees in the last year.
Nevertheless, there's always the adage that you never really know what is going on at home, and maybe that can be applied here.
For reference, Glassdoor's report is based entirely on employee feedback from the past year. To quality, companies must have at least 50 work-life balance ratings on Glassdoor within the past year and at least 10 the year prior.
On a five-point scale with 1.0 being "very dissatisfied" and 5.0 being "very satisfied," Glassdoor data pointed toward an average work-life balance rating of 3.2 thus far in 2013.
Tech did grab the top two spots with SAS Institute ranking number one with a work-life balance rating of 4.5, followed by National Instruments with a rating of 4.3.
Here's the full list of the top 25:
- SAS Institute
- National Instruments
- Slalom Consulting
- Mentor Graphics
- Agilent Technologies
This story originally appeared as "Glassdoor: Nokia, Yahoo, AOL among top 25 companies with best work-life balance" on ZDNet.