— Glassdoor, the fastest growing jobs site1, has announced the winners of its inaugural Candidates’ Choice Awards, recognizing employers that provide job candidates with the best interview experience over the past year. Unlike any other awards program, these awards are unique because winners are determined solely based on feedback from recent job candidates as shared through their interview reviews on Glassdoor.
Specifically, these awards recognize the number one company from across 46 industries — winners received the highest positive interview experience from job candidates over the past year when compared to others in their industry. A preview and sample list of just 10 companies is featured below:
- Airlines: United Airlines (73% positive interview experience)
- Banks & Credit Unions: U.S. Bank (72% positive interview experience)
- Computer Hardware & Software: Intel Corporation (71% positive interview experience)
- Department, Clothing, & Shoe Stores: American Eagle Outfitters (78% positive interview experience)
- Enterprise Software & Network Solutions: Oracle (61% positive interview experience)
- Fast-Food & Quick-Service Restaurants: Starbucks (76% positive interview experience)
- Federal Agencies: US Postal Service (70% positive interview experience)
- Insurance Carriers: State Farm (68% positive interview experience)
- Internet: eBay (64% positive interview experience)
- Oil & Gas Services: Schlumberger (69% positive interview experience)
According to feedback shared by job candidates on Glassdoor, winning employers tend to provide transparent, efficient and organized interview processes, while communicating with candidates throughout. A sample of what job candidates have said at some of the winning companies include:
“Straight to the point & professional. Starts out with a presentation on the company & more details on the position itself. Then, a recruiter, who is a current flight attendant, will call you back for your 1:1 interview. The good thing about being interviewed by another flight attendant is that they know the kind of people they want to work with.” — United Flight Attendant Job Candidate (location n/a)
“Applied online with employee referral and received a reply within two weeks. From there the interview process was quick. I interviewed on two separate occasions with different managers, completed background and drug screening.” — American Express Customer Care Professional Job Candidate (Salt Lake City, UT)
“I had a phone interview that was really easy, then I had 3 1 on 1 interviews with 3 different managers. They were all really nice and it made the interview process pretty easy.” — Oracle Applications Sales Representative Job Candidate (location n/a)
“In today’s competitive recruiting market, the interview process has become an even more crucial gateway to introducing an organization and its culture to potential talent. Employers who offer candidates a great experience have the recruiting advantage and for the first time, we’re proud to honor companies that are leading the way when it comes to the job candidate experience,” said Mariah DeLeon, Glassdoor vice president of people.
To be considered for the Glassdoor Candidates’ Choice Awards, a company must have received at least 100 interview experience ratings from job candidates over the past year (August 28, 2014 – August 27, 2015). A company’s positive interview experience percentage must also meet or exceed that of the average company on Glassdoor (Glassdoor average interview experience rating: 54 percent2). For more information on the awards and for a copy of the complete methodology, please email: pr [at] Glassdoor [dot] com.
Glassdoor currently welcomes 30 million members from 190 countries, and offers the latest job listings paired with more than 8.5 million reviews, ratings and more on what it’s really like to work and interview for a specific job at a particular company. More than 2,500 companies are using Glassdoor for Employers products to recruit quality candidates on Glassdoor via job advertising, employer branding and display advertisingsolutions3.
SEE COMPLETE RESULTS:
For complete results across all industries, please visit: http://gldr.co/CandidatesChoice
To see all companies across all industries that met the methodology, please visit: https://glassdoor.box.com/CandidatesChoice.
You can also request a complete list of the winners, and/or all companies that met the methodology by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notes to Editor
Glassdoor is the most transparent jobs and recruiting marketplace that is changing how people search for jobs and how companies recruit top talent. Glassdoor combines free and anonymous reviews, ratings and salary content with job listings to help job seekers find the best jobs and address critical questions that come up during the job search, application, interview and negotiation phases of employment. For employers, Glassdoor offers recruiting and employer branding solutions to help attract high-quality candidates at a fraction of the cost of other channels. Glassdoor, which has more than 30 million members and content from more than 190 countries, operates one of the most popular job apps on iOS and Android. The company launched in 2008 and has raised approximately $160 million from Google Capital, Tiger Global, Benchmark, Battery Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures, DAG Ventures, Dragoneer Investment Group, and others.
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1 Based on May 2015 YOY comScore traffic reports, Glassdoor is now the fastest growing jobs site in the U.S. when compared to LinkedIn.com, CareerBuilder.com, Monster.com and Indeed.com.
2 54 percent average positive interview experience based on more than 400,000 companies on Glassdoor as of August 28, 2015
3 Glassdoor Internal Data, June 2015