Having good work-life balance is often deemed as a top career goal for job seekers – and rightly so, considering an overworked workforce does nothing to boost productivity and engagement levels.
To make it easier for employees to identify which positions allow them to maintain a healthy balance between their personal and professional lives, Glassdoor identified 20 of the highest rated jobs for work-life balance.
The list was based on feedback from employees across various industries, who were asked to rate their work-life balance based on a five point scale (1.0 = very dissatisfied, 3.0 = OK, 5.0 = very satisfied).
Here are the top 10 jobs which have the best work-life balance, as published in Glassdoor’s blog:
“Not only is everyone incredibly sharp and very good at their jobs, but also, almost without exception, everyone is a pleasure to work and associate with. I’m given an incredible work/life balance.” –Facebook Data Scientist(Menlo Park, CA)
“Great company culture, opportunity for growth, fun co-workers, work hard play hard mentality. We often have company outings, video game breaks, catered lunches.” – Geek Powered Studios SEO Specialist (Austin, TX)
“You learn a lot about Customer Service, you get to take different workshops and classes, and managers work with you and have your best interest at heart. You meet a lot of new people and it is a great environment to work in.” – The Fox Theatre – Atlanta Tour Guide(Atlanta, GA)
“Easy to get time off, shifts traded around, the management was nice most of the time. The members were friendly and there were lots of free workout perks.” – YMCA Lifeguard(location, n/a)
“I feel that the work I do is important, both to Abstrakt and our clients but also to my professional development as well. Although I am kept busy, I also have a lot of fun at work and feel like I have a good work-life balance.” – Abstrakt Social Media Manager (Saint Louis, MO)
“Flexible schedule, free membership to workout, nice group of fitness instructors who are generally very knowledgeable about their particular classes- i.e. Zumba, yoga, spinning, clean and reasonably well maintained gym, very nice aerobics studio- large, mirrors and good sound system.” – LA Fitness Group Fitness Instructor (Montgomeryville, PA)
“The team is incredible, there are plenty of people to learn from, there are many perks, and I always get the support I need to continually advance in my career. I also like maintaining a good work-life balance, and I can definitely do this at LinkedIn.” – LinkedIn User Experience Designer (Mountain View, CA)
“The culture feels like a college campus where you get to work with lots of smart people who also happen to be nice. Work/life balance is good.” – Intuit Corporate Communications(Mountain View, CA)
“Flexibility of your work schedule. Good salary. Your co-workers become a second family.” –FDNY Firefighter (New York, NY)
“The compensation is outstanding and there really is great work-life balance. Everyone you work with is highly intelligent. Leadership encourages innovation.” – Tradebot Equity Trader(Kansas City, MO)
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