After reading a post on the Management Craft blog, I spent a little time looking through the Jobster website. Actually, it was more like research, and I invite you to do what I did:
First, I went here to get the overall feel for the site.
Second, I went here to see a list of the companies people were commenting on.
Third, I focused on the question, “What are the three best things about working at [your company]?” This link will bring you to all the answers to this particular question.
Now that you’re on that page, I invite you to peruse the answers and see if any patterns emerge. Go ahead; I’ll wait.
Okay, now let’s compare notes (I didn’t tabulate anything. Didn’t use any spreadsheets, just my eyeballs). I see people, culture, and cool/meaningful/valuable work popping up as the overwhelming commonalities from company to company.
Money, benefits, etc. show up too, but nowhere nearly as often as the—here we go again with the tired cliché—soft stuff.
Let me know if you see it differently.
By the way, conspicuously missing from their site is the other side of the coin: “What are the three worst things about working at your company?”
Now that would be fun.
Laurel Fan says
Maybe “What is one thing you’d like to change?” will give you some of the other side of the coin:
(I’m a developer at Jobster, by the way, and I’m glad you’ve found the site interesting!)