What Are Your Employees Saying About Your Firm?

David Burstein, P.E.
Posted on: 04/03/15
Written by: David Burstein, P.E.

 


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As the labor market heats up, other employers are starting to poach your best employees.  And, as they get more desperate to hire good people, their efforts will intensify.  So how can you find out how vulnerable your employees are? 

Various web sites are now offering employees the opportunity to rate the firms they work for.  One such is glassdoor.com.  Here is what the employees of some large engineering firms think about their companies.  If you go onto www.glassdoor.com, you can also find comments from individual employees.

Rating Category

Parsons

Jacobs

CH2M-Hill

URS

Burns & McDonnell

Fluor

Stantec

Bechtel

AECOM

Number of employees rating the firm

173

486

277

494

103

344

106

304

701

Culture & values (1-5 scale)

3.2

3.2

3.4

3.0

3.6

3.8

3.0

3.5

3.4

Work-life balance (1-5 scale)

3.4

3.4

3.6

3.5

2.9

3.7

3.3

3.4

2.0

Senior management (1-5 scale)

2.9

2.7

2.8

2.8

3.2

3.4

2.7

3.2

2.2

Compensation & Benefits (1-5 scale)

3.5

3.2

3.3

3.2

3.6

3.8

3.1

3.7

3.0

Career opportunities (1-5 scale)

3.0

3.0

3.0

3.0

3.3

3.5

3.0

3.4

2.6

Overall rating by employees (1-5 scale)

3.2

3.1

3.2

3.1

3.4

3.8

3.0

3.5

2.5

Employees’ approval rating of the CEO

65%

62%

50%

73%

91%

89%

62%

91%

41%

Employees who would recommend this company to a friend

61%

57%

56%

54%

72%

82%

46%

74%

35%

 

What do your employees think about your firm? By learning how to manage your employees, you will be able to increase the overall success of your firm.

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