Irvine, CA (August 22, 2013) CareerBliss, a career community™ with more than three million available jobs, today released new data identifying the top CareerBliss Happiest Universities to Work 2013. Thousands of employees from universities around the nation submitted independent company reviews evaluating their work culture and what factors impact overall workplace happiness. CareerBliss data reveal that the Auburn University reigns supreme in providing a happy work environment. Following the Tigers is Carnegie Mellon University, Texas Tech University, and Georgia Institute of Technology to round out the top ten.
The CareerBliss Happiest Universities 2013
“Our unique data offers students and faculty a chance to see what factors drive happiness at work within the university system,” says Heidi Golledge, CEO and co-founder of CareerBliss. “CareerBliss recognizes those universities that excel in providing a happy work culture.”
The CareerBliss data evaluate key factors that affect work happiness including one’s relationship with his or her boss and co-workers, work environment, job resources, compensation, growth opportunities, company culture, company reputation, daily tasks, and job control over work performed on a daily basis. The data account for how an employee values each factor as well as how important that factor is to the employee’s overall happiness. Each review is given an average score indicating where the company places between one and five. A minimum of 10 reviews per university was required for this data.
CareerBliss data reveal that money does not always equate to happiness. In the most recent data, factors such as university reputation, the way one works and relationship with other faculty members had a bigger impact on happiness than salary.
“When you look at the Auburn University, the average faculty salary is lower than many of the universities in our top ten, but the their overall BlissScore is the highest,” says Golledge.
“The schools in the CareerBliss Happiest Universities to Work 2013 should be proud to know not only are they providing an enriching environment for our nation’s newest leaders, but offering faculty a rewarding and positive work culture in which to help guide our nation’s young careerists.”