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Indeed’s Top Rated Workplaces for 2019: The Top 50

Online reviews have become so important to jobseekers and career changers. They are also now a staple in our society as to how to we make decisions in our lives.

On July 16th, 2019 Indeed published its Top-Rated Workplaces in 2019. This blog lists and disseminates these top-rated workplaces. There is no doubt that this list is incredibly diverse, including tech, finance, airlines, retail, and consumer products just to name a few.

According to Indeed:

An enjoyable work environment took precedence among employee reviews this year. A pleasant and satisfying work environment is important to one’s employee experience and their journey at an organization. A positive work setting and culture have been shown to lead to more engaged, productive, and happy workers who are more likely to stay with their current company.

Here is Indeed’s 2019 list of 50 Top-Rated Workplaces. Is your employer or dream career on the list? Wishing to work for one of these companies? Get out there & go for it!

  1. Adobe
  2. Facebook
  3. Southwest Airlines
  4. Live Nation
  5. Intuit
  6. Costco Wholesale
  7. Delta
  8. eBay
  9. Microsoft
  10. Johnson & Johnson
  11. Bristol Myers-Squibb
  12. Salesforce
  13. Fannie Mae
  14. Eli Lily
  15. Jet Blue Airways
  16. Freeport McMoRan
  17. Fluor Corp.
  18. Apple
  19. Cisco
  20. Capital One
  21. Nike
  22. Amgen
  23. Booz Allen Hamilton
  24. Charles Schwab
  25. Viacom
  26. Southern Company
  27. NextEra Energy
  28. Publix
  29. Land O’Lakes
  30. Motorola Solutions
  31. Pfizer, Inc.
  32. Lockheed Martin
  33. Starbucks
  34. Merck
  35. ConocoPhillips
  36. American Express
  37. Applied Materials
  38. DTE Energy
  39. Best Buy
  40. Boston Scientific
  41. Northrop Grumman
  42. Discover Financial Services
  43. BlackRock
  44. Darden Restaurants
  45. MGM Resorts International
  46. Hilton
  47. Edward Jones
  48. Marriott International
  49. Foot Locker
  50. United Airlines

Indeed is the #1 Job Site globally and highly recommended by VMC.

What Happens When Women in Tech Speak Up?

This week, according to Vox, the women at Microsoft are calling it a toxic place to work as alleged discrimination and harassment cases begin to surface after an internal email chain was made public.

The tech industry has long-held the reputation for mistreating their female employees, assigning them what I call “busy work”, and not taking their careers seriously. While women make up over half the workforce, we certainly have a way to go in the tech industry. Inc. recently published some data on the status of women in tech:

  • Women average only 30% of the workforce across major tech companies.
  • This 30% includes both technical and non-technical jobs, such as HR and marketing. Women can’t even hit 20% when it comes to technical jobs at tech companies. They hold merely 17 percent of the tech jobs at Google, 15 percent at Facebook, and only 10 percent at Twitter.
  • Out of the 41 of the Fortune 500 companies in the tech industry, only 5 have a female CEO.
  • Women hold just 14.3% of board seats of the top 100 tech companies.
  • Men are 2 times as likely to be hired for a role in math when the only difference between candidates is their gender, according to a 2013 study from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
  • Approximately 40% of women with engineering degrees either don’t enter the field at all or quit soon thereafter. In addition, women in tech with business degrees also have the tendency to quit the industry before rising in rank.

With stats such as these, women have it hard enough to launch their careers in tech- let alone to seek advancement while dealing with alleged harassment.

More than likely, the women who work at Microsoft involved in this complaint are facing an uphill battle and my advice is to also consider your own well-being and careers.

This recent news indicates that Microsoft may have a culture problem. Once sexual harassment complaints are made and allegedly ignored, it is a sign that an organization needs to start taking steps to not only rectify the issues with its female workforce but to initiate cultural change and work with its senior leadership towards what they want their male workforce to represent. Consistently denying women promotions while men are running circles around them advancing and they’re only doing secretarial work is toxic. In addition, sexual harassment is demeaning and can do a lot of damage to one’s psyche.

As someone who dealt with sexual harassment in the workplace only to have it denied and told it was “my fault”- it creates the most impossible circumstances to work and succeed in. I had projects rejected, was told that my work was sub-par, and that I wasn’t ever going to succeed. It became clear to me that change was not on the horizon, let alone in the cards- so I took my career into my own hands instead of letting it be defined it for me.

Women’s caliber is equal to their male counterparts and they are deserving of so much more and there are organizations who be happy to have them as part of their workforce.

If these allegations are true, Microsoft needs to take active steps towards changing its corporate culture, such as Uber did.

Anyone who understands corporate culture, knows that it refers to the beliefs and behaviors which determine how an organization’s employees and management interact. It develops organically over time from the traits of the individuals an organization hires. This accumulation of traits is what can make an organization evolve and become one that is less focused on equality, diversity, and the advancement of women. However, senior leadership plays an important role by embodying the change that they want to see, caring about its employees’ well-being, and creating a workplace in which everyone can thrive while carrying out the organizational mission and values.

If these are allegations are true, this is where Microsoft needs to make deep-seeded changes because their culture has evolved over time and it now reflects the traits of those hires that are sexually harassing women, rather than those that are there to do good work.

These ladies are taking the first step by making their voices heard within Microsoft and the tech industry. They are talented, bright, and accomplished women who have a solid future in front them.

To them, I say, don’t give up.

Even if your company chooses not to hear you, there are women who do and appreciate your efforts towards making change and speaking up. I hear you and I am with you even if you don’t realize it.

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