CareerBliss, an online career community focused on finding happiness in the workplace, has announced the results of its 5th annual CareerBliss 50 Happiest Companies in America. The list highlights the companies rated most dedicated to creating happier work environments for their employees. CareerBliss analyzes thousands of independent company reviews from visitors of CareerBliss.com to determine which companies have the happiest workers.
Ranking No. 1 this year is the multi-national medical device, pharmaceutical, and consumer packaged goods manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson. Following Johnson & Johnson are Broadcom, Chevron, and for the second year in a row, Texas Instruments, followed by McAfee at No. 5, Google at No. 6, then Intuit, Adobe, Amgen and SAP to round out the top 10.
“Each year, CareerBliss evaluates the companies dedicated to creating happier work environments. This year we saw a surge of STEM-related companies (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) rank in the top 10,” says Heidi Golledge, Chief Happiness Officer and Co-founder of CareerBliss.
Golledge says, “As we evaluate the factors that impact happiness such as growth opportunity and company culture, it is also important to understand what type of industries are creating happier work environments overall.”
Voted Happiest Company in America in 2014, Pfizer dropped steeply from its No. 1 position, not even making the top 50 for 2015. Moving up the list was Google, climbing from a ranking of No. 18 last year to No. 6 this year. In an unexpected decline, Apple ranked No. 14 last year but dropped to No. 50 for 2015.
“It is important to see how workplaces are constantly evolving and changing. Creating happiness at work is a very fluid process, building and adapting to a changing workforce, while accounting for the key factors that create happier environments,” says Golledge.