An entry-level job at the Great Place to Work Institute would be an awesome opportunity - assuming that they practice what they preach.

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We’ve said before that using magazine lists to find a job can be extremely helpful in terms of idea generation. Today we’re going to talk about the company that is behind two of the most helpful magazine lists for job searchers. The Great Place to Work Institute is responsible for compiling Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For and HR Magazine’s Best Small & Medium Companies to Work for in America. After more than 20 years of research, the Institute has found that “trust between managers and employees is the primary defining characteristic of the best workplaces.” If you’re looking for a job where you can trust your manager, why not consider the company that is known for identifying great places to work?

It’s a… Great Place to Work

We don’t know for sure that the Great Place to Work Institute is in fact a great place to work, but it would be a sad state of affairs if it wasn’t. The Institute identifies 5 dimensions of a great place to work: credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie. They also have an entire section of their website devoted to identifying what makes a great place to work. Additional emphasis is put on the fact that companies that are identified as great places to work see better business and financial outcomes. That’s probably why the Institute includes a graph that shows the 100 Best Places to Work have doubled the S&P 500’s performance between 1998 and 2007.

We can’t guarantee that the Institute practices what they preach, but it would be hard to believe if they didn’t. That’s why an entry-level job at the Great Place to Work Institute would be an awesome opportunity. There are 3 positions that look like they have the potential to be good fits for new college grads, although there are some mild experience requirements. In Wilmington, DE they’re looking for a Business Development Associate, and in San Francisco they’re looking for a Best Companies Project Coordinator and a Software Engineer. If you’re interested, the Institute asks that you please forward resume and cover letter (stating salary expectations and where
job posting was found) to The job postings are a quite long winded, but they get the point across. There’s also some interesting footer information on the postings. For instance, you can see who last edited it and how long they spent editing it. Not sure how useful this information will be to your job search, but make of it what you will.

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The banks of the Au Sable River in Michigan sure are a great place to work, but can someone please tell the rain to stop. It’s hard to fish with the water at record flows.

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One response to “Great Place to Work Institute”

  1. Erin says:

    I worked for Great Place to Work Institute for nearly seven years and the only reason I left was because I relocated to another part of the state. I can honestly say it was an exceptional
    workplace, one where we did walk the talk. No company is perfect, but after leaving and now working for a very large, well-known research firm, I realize how great of a workplace it really was. Most importantly, I was, and to this day still am, very passionate about their mission.

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