Nap rooms? Happy hours? Nice managers? SIGN ME UP!!!!
Zappos, which was acquired by Amazon in 2009, showed up and shined on the Fortune 100 Top Companies to work for. And why shouldn’t it with nap rooms? People get to lead parades, everyone gets a cubicle (yay?), and the managers hold regular one-on-ones with employees to ensure they know them personally. In the article one employee even said “I may have issues outside of work that can stress me out but when I come to work, I forget about my issues because my job is fun and the people here are fun.” Seriously, what can I do to work here? The only downside I’ve heard is that there is no graduating from a cubicle!
What is even better is that employees report “9 out of 10 managers acting ethically and honestly.” A company built on trust is going to get better work from its employees simply because of the psychological idea that if someone who is honest is relying on you, then you cannot let them down. It’s an excellent management strategy and causes me to wonder how much they teach versus how much that is simply the attitude of the people who are hired. It would seem it is possible for managers to have ethical practices while also being a part of a large company and successful business.
This report of this utopia couldn’t be true…could it? There are reports of other companies being awesome to work at but then you Google the company and bam! the first five results are the newest articles on how an old employee came forward with some negative information. Thus, I went to Glass Door to see what the reviews were. Out of 164, it was difficult to find a negative review, which is incredible.
Zappos truly is doing something special with the manner their company is run and with the people they are hiring. After some research I say it’s time to visit the website and look to see what job openings are available!