Guest Post byVida Denning – Many of us dream of working for some of these companies. Rated amongst the best companies to work for; places like Google, Boston Consulting Group and SAS Institute have put their employees’ needs first thereby creating a highly productive working environment that ensures they are able to keep their staff on board, boost morale and creativity.
Widely known as the coolest company to work for (and the coolest search engine ever) Google ranks as the most fun place to work at. Google’s head office – known as Googleplex – located in the Mountain View area of California boasts an impressive workforce which are known as Googlers. All Googlers have access to a fully-stocked pantry, pool tables, volleyball courts, video games, ping pong tables, dance and yoga classes, and a variety of cafe’s and canteens on the property to serve free and healthy lunches to Google staff. Google also encourages fun in the office which includes managers and CEO’s. Staff are not cut off from the “upper echelon” of management. All opinions and ideas are welcome and considered. This is the most perfect and productive working environment in the world. Googlers are the envy of many.
Boston Consulting Group
Rated second on the list of best companies to work for in Fortune Magazine, seven years in a row, Boston Consulting Group are known for their investment in recruiting and training staff. Once trained up sufficiently and to the company’s requirements, employees can earn an average of $140,000 per annum.
As one of the most prestigious consulting firms in the world, Boston Consulting makes a point of hiring undergraduates and assisting them with obtaining their MBA’s at which time they return to Boston Consulting to work full-time.
When the company started in 1963 much was focused on recruiting men for consulting positions but when Hans-Paul Burkner started the firm, he also focused on recruiting and training women for these positions. He was a pioneer in his time. Boston Consulting gives a lot more opportunity than many companies would. It certainly deserves its ranking.
CEO Jim Goodnight’s philosophy on staff treatment is simple and effective. He believes that you should treat staff like they make a difference, and they will. He’s amongst several who have gotten in right in making his company one of the top companies to work for. His staff have made it great too. SAS is the leader in business analytics and the company ethos is to make it easy for staff to balance work and life outside the office.
The company provides child-care, health-care and work-life programs for staff. Jim also believes his staff are the lifeblood of the company’s success and he treats them as such. The company also provides a health-care facility, fitness centre and a wellness centre for anyone looking for a stress-free environment for a few hours.
These companies hit the nail on the head in the way they treat their staff. Not only has it served the company well in the way of productivity, but it’s made a huge difference in staff turnover, which is minimal. Considered amongst the best companies to work for, it must be hard to get in because nobody’s going anywhere.
Vida Denning is a keen writer who has worked in her fair share of serviced offices. She has friends who work at executive suites San Diego and serviced offices Paddington and they work for companies rated amongst the 100 best companies to work for, and they never want to go home.
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