Among other things, 2014 has been the year of the diversity report.
Like dominoes, tech company after tech company has made a point to release their internal diversity figures – basically, gender and ethnic breakdowns of the companies’ workforces. As more and more companies released these numbers, more and more companies felt compelled to do the same. By the end of the summer, we’d seen diversity reports from Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, eBay, Amazon, and more.
And most of them painted a rather monochromatic picture – one filled with a lot of white dudes.
Of course, gender equality in tech has been a hot-button issue for years – but it’s seen an uptick in discussion over the past few months.
Though all the aforementioned companies admitted that they need to do better in terms of employee diversity, it’s all talk at this point. Women are still outnumbered in the tech workplace.
But of these underrepresented female employee groups – who has it the best? Which companies are the best for women, according to the women themselves?
Glassdoor has revealed its findings, based on thousands of company reviews from former and current employees.
And according to the employer-review site, the top places for women employees (in terms of overall satisfaction) are LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Google.
Scoring a 4.5 out of 5.0, LinkedIn was voted the best place for women workers. Both Twitter and Facebook scored a 4.4 rating from female employees, and Google registered a 4.2.
On the other end of the spectrum, Zynga received a 3.1 rating – the lowest of the bunch. Also brining up the rear was IBM, HP, eBay, and Amazon.
Apple placed somewhere in the middle, with a 3.8 score.
For the most part, men were more satisfied at their jobs than women.
“At just four of the 25 tech companies (Texas Instruments, Epic Systems, Hewlett-Packard and Intel), women are more satisfied with their jobs and their company. Men are more satisfied at 15 of the 25 companies in this report (including Citrix and National Instruments), and there are six companies where men and women report the same level of satisfaction with their job and company,” says Glassdoor.
“Further, we also found that among this sample of 25 tech companies women are slightly less satisfied on average than men across four key workplace factors: senior leadership, culture & values, career opportunities and work-life balance.”
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