The 12 Happiest Tech Companies in America
If you want to work for a company where most employees are engaged and happy with their jobs, the tech industry may be the best place to look. In fact, seven of the top 10 happiest companies in the United States are in the IT sector, according to the fifth annual survey of employees from CareerBliss. True, a tech employer didn't take the No. 1 spot: That went to Johnson & Johnson. But a who's who of industry players—including Google, Microsoft, Intel and SAP—dominate the list. You may be surprised to discover that some comparatively lower-key tech companies are ranked higher than some more recognizable brands. Nevertheless, the list, along with comments from current and former employees, reflects overall positive sentiments about IT companies, especially with respect to how tech professionals perform on the leading edge of innovation and strategic leadership. "This year, we saw a surge of STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering and Math]-related companies ranking in the top 10," says Heidi Golledge, CEO and "chief happiness officer" at CareerBliss. "As we evaluate the factors that affect happiness, such as growth opportunity and company culture, it is also important to understand what types of industries are creating happier work environments overall."