Forbes’ Top Cities for Employee Engagement/Satisfaction

Which cities are not only providing great opportunities but keeping their current employees happy as well?

To determine which cities make this list, job search and salary comparison site Glassdoor considered reviews shared by local employees on their site over the past year (through April 24th) for the most populous 50 metros in the country, according to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. Each ranking is based on a minimum of 1,500 employee reviews.

At the top of the list this year is San Jose, California, which bumps its Bay Area neighbor to the north and last year’s number one, San Francisco, to second place. Once again, several California cities can claim deeply engaged workforces, as San Diego, Los Angeles, Riverside, and Sacramento all make the list as well.

Many smaller cities also fare well for employee satisfaction. Salt Lake City, Austin, Raleigh-Durham, and Oklahoma City all make the cut.

Major east coast mainstays Boston and Washington, D.C. also boast satisfied workforces, as does the Pacific Northwest’s tech flagship, Seattle.

How does your city fare?

As a resident of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area, I’m glad to see that DC is ranked at #7 on the List of The Top Cities for Employee Engagement. With a significant amount I/O Psychologist being employed in the area– along with the federal government being a large element of the workforce in DC, I can understand how Washington, D.C. would be ranked high on the list. There are great opportunities in this area with substantial salaries to match. I would like to think that the companies in the area, are in tune to effectively managing their human capital. Making sure your employees are engaged and satisfied is a good step towards leading a great company into success.



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