It has been awhile since anything positive in the jobs arena, but things are finally starting to turn around, especially in the San Francisco Bay Area employment market. For those that are still trying to get back into the game, it’s time to pull out that resume, polish it up and get excited as the opportunities are endless and there are numerous places to work where employers value their employees, encourage growth, employee interaction and learning.
Below are some of the top places to work for in the Bay area for 2012 and what their employees are saying about them:
Small Based Companies:
- Nelson Family of Companies – Sonoma, CA
“The company really makes employees feel valued and welcome. Management listens and is willing to do what they can to help us grow in our jobs and as individuals as well.”
- Appirio – San Mateo, CA
“I get to work with really smart people that are free and open with the information they have. It’s a very collaborative environment and this is something we cannot ignore while we grow.”
- Riverbed Technology – 199 Fremont Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
“They strive to improve communications between departments. They try to take care of the client needs as best as they can.”
- California Water Service Group – San Jose, CA
“It shows they are actually concerned about the employees’ health, happiness, family and we enjoy our jobs.”
- Tivo, Inc. – Alviso, CA
“Great culture for team work and care and flexibility with great work/life balance.”
- Hitachi Data Systems Corporation – 750 Central Expressway Santa Clara, CA 95050
“Flexible hours, a very nice work site, very respectful people, and stress-free environment.”
Doing a bit of research on the companies ahead of time will make the most of the search for that new job. As prospective candidates, reading what current employees have to say about their employer is a good barometer to determine if one will be the best fit in terms of skills, personality and style. Spending the majority of one’s waking hours at work means spending that same amount of time with others. It’s important to find the company where one will feels valued, appreciated and recognized for their efforts.
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