Wayfair No. 19 on "Best Places to Work" ListDecember 15, 2011
Glassdoor.com is an online jobs and career community where employees share candid, anonymous ratings of their current and past employers.
Additional rankings by industry and city showed that Wayfair landed as the No. 3 U.S. retailer and the No. 3 company headquartered in the Boston area. The overall rating for Wayfair showed strong employee satisfaction, landing at 3.8 on a 5-point scale. Nearly 150,000 companies are reviewed on Glassdoor.com and the top 65,000 were considered for the Best Places To Work list.
"After nine years of building a thriving business that offers our employees all types of opportunities, we are delighted to receive this kind of high praise, especially when you consider that thousands of companies were compared and we landed in the Top 20," said Wayfair CEO Niraj Shah. "We hire intelligent, dedicated employees with upbeat personalities and we want to thank them for this honor. They help us to fuel an open culture combining rapid business growth, personal achievement, a strong customer focus, and a lot of fun."
For the 2012 awards, 250,000 reviews posted from Sept. 1, 2010, through Nov. 23, 2011, were evaluated. Employee reviewers were asked to fill out a 20-question survey that included the themes focused on overall employee morale and satisfaction, room for advancement, formal training, work/life balance, and how they rated their CEOs. Shah's approval rating is 98 percent.
"Glassdoor's Employees' Choice Awards recognize stand-out companies that have retained the support and commitment of their employees despite the tough economic climate," said Robert Hohman, co-founder and CEO of Glassdoor. "For companies on this list, we typically get positive feedback on the company culture, benefits and open communication practices, while we also tend to see competitive pay packages and high opinions of the chief executive."
Other companies on the list included: Apple (No. 10), Southwest Airlines (No. 17), J. Crew (No. 24), Procter & Gamble (No. 25), Johnson and Johnson (No. 28), Starbucks (No. 34), NIKE (No. 35), and Groupon (No. 40).
Wayfair now has more than 900 employees and hired as many as 250 in the past year.