Networking companies are apparently willing to pay top dollar for software engineers, according to new Glassdoor research.
Carol Bartz, the deposed Yahoo chief executive wasn’t much of a hit with her employees and are approval rating has been sliding by the quarter, if you believe the data from employee ratings service, Glassdoor. This quarter she holds a 33% approval rating. Ouch!
Engineers aren’t just flocking to Facebook for an IPO payout; apparently it’s a great place to work. Glassdoor.com announced that Facebook is debuting at the top of its 50 best places to work, beating out last year’s No. 1 Southwest Airlines.
We’ve covered the war for talent among startups and larger tech firms in Silicon Valley, but after Google issued employees a $1,000 bonus and 10 percent raise, consultancy Glassdoor took a look at how well people at Google were paid in contrast with their peers.
Two nights ago I finished reading, Inside Steve’s Brain by Leander Kahney and last night started reading the updated version of The Little Kingdom: The Private Story of Apple Computer by uber VC, Michael Mortiz, who a long time ago was a fabulous writer/reporter. The two books have enough anecdotes to point to the fact that working for Apple’s (s AAPL) Steve Jobs is nothing short of climbing a glass wall.
Despite that, Apple employees think he is awesome. According to a survey by Glassdoor.com, a Sausalito, Calif.-based company that that tracks employee satisfaction, Jobs is the #1 CEO, ahead of Google’s (S GOOG) Eric Schmidt, Adobe Systems’ (a ADBE) Shantanu Narayen and Netflix’s (s NFLX) Reed Hastings. (Full list below the fold.) Read More about Steve Jobs Top Tech CEO: Survey
The week marches on and today being Saturday means it is time to recap the recent happenings in the world of Windows Mobile. Version 6.5 has only been officially out for a short while but upgrades for existing phones are already starting to appear. Owners of the HTC Touch Pro2 and the Snap can hit up the company’s web site and get upgrading to 6.5. The upgrade is for European phones but may just work elsewhere too. As always with firmware upgrades, be aware your phone will get wiped out so backup your important stuff before doing this.
The HTC Pure is a phone with WM6.5 already installed, and those in the U.S. looking for a cheap Windows phone can pick one up for just a penny with a new service agreement. Yep, you’ll have to go through Amazon instead of the carrier but to get a snazzy new phone for a penny, who cares? The Pure is a full-featured Windows phone with a 3.2-inch screen, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, onscreen keyboard and a 5 MP camera just for starters.
Speaking of upgrades, the first smartphone to use the fast Snapdragon processor, the Toshiba TG01, also has a free upgrade to Wm 6.5. The Tg01 is the sleek phone from Toshiba that uses that snappy Snapdragon to power the gorgeous touchscreen. The upgrade to WM6.5 is for English, German and French versions of the Tg01.
[qi:010] It was only a matter of time until the economic downturn started chipping away at the confidence U.S. employees harbored towards their job safety earlier this year. As employers have continued to make cutbacks over the last six months, more Americans say they’re willing to bite the bullet and make job concessions if it increases their job safety, Glassdoor, a Sausalito, Calif.-based startup, found in a recent survey. Read More about More Employees Say They’ll Work Harder, Longer for Less
The coupling of the current “post-web 2.0 era” with the ongoing economic slump would seem to make for a perfect opportunity for a startup like GlassDoor, a job-seeker and career community where you can find and share information about companies, careers and specific jobs, including details like pay and interview questions.
In using the site, it’s clear that there are a lot of potentially valuable tools and resources for job seekers within, but you have to be a little bit focused and savvy in digging them out…qualities that motivated job seekers need to have in any event! Read More about GlassDoor Provides Online Community, Info-Sharing For Job Seekers
[qi:076] Glassdoor, a Sausalito, Calif.-based company that tracks employee satisfaction, is opening up a new section of its site devoted to job interview questions and details about the job interview experience. According to the rankings, Amazon (s amzn) has a more difficult process than Google (s goog).
Glassdoor sent over a few examples of the questions asked by top technology firms, four of which we’ve pulled, lightly edited and posted below. We don’t have the answers to the actual questions, but see if you can guess which company asks each question. Company names and the job that you’d be applying for if you were asked each question, are below the fold. Read More about Think You Can Work for a Tech Company? Take this Quiz
When I wanted to find out who were the technology sector’s top-ranked CEOs, I reached out to Glassdoor, a Sausalito, Calif.-based company that that tracks employee satisfaction. They obliged and sent us a list of the 10 top-ranked CEOs of publicly traded technology companies. CEOs are included on the list if and only if they have garnered 50 or more votes on Glassdoor’s web site. Reed Hastings, CEO of DVD rental service Netflix (s NFLX), ranks the highest, followed by Steve Jobs of Apple (s AAPL) and Eric Schmidt of Google (s GOOG). The CEO list doesn’t surprise me — these companies are doing reasonably well despite a very bleak economy, giving their troops the confidence that comes from stability.
I wonder which CEOs one could include in a similar list for non-public/private technology companies?
From The Archives: Our interview with Reed Hastings.