Employees were enthusiastic to talk about the things they loved best about their workplace, and in the end, ten companies were selected to be awarded, along with two very close runner-ups. "More than anything else," reports Assistant Marketing Manager Mitch Kocen, "this contest shows that even in tighter economic times, companies are still going out of their way to make their company stand out and treat their employees right." Adds Callan, "These perks are excellent ways to retain existing employees and draw new ones in."
Winners of the contest are awarded a customized badge for display on their career websites. Kocen reveals another perk for making it into the top ten: "Serious bragging rights. The site has a reputation for quality. The award will resonate with local job seekers."
The winners of the 2011 Bay Area Top Employers Contest are:
1. Cisco: Best All-Around
2. Yahoo!: Best Employee Perks
3. Coupa Software: Best Small Company
4. Union Bank: Best Green Initiatives
5. Adobe: Most Socially Conscious
6. Google: Best Internship Program
7. Samsung: Best Financial Perks
8. Glassdoor: Best Corporate Transparency
9. VMWare: Best Campus
10. Netflix: Best Vacation Policy
1. Clarity LLC
Established in 1997, BAJobs.com has become a staple for both Bay Area employers and job seekers. Focusing on the fact that hiring takes place at the local level, the site features jobs being offered in the San Francisco Bay Area, with opportunities in banking, biotechnology, manufacturing and more. BAJobs.com makes it easy for job seekers to connect to local employers through their job search tools and comprehensive resume database.
Mitch Kocen, Assistant Marketing Manager