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Work In St. Louis? List Says You Should Be Happy About It

Jan 9, 2013

Forbes has posted a list of the "Happiest And Unhappiest Cities To Work In Right Now" - with St. Louis in the mix.

Our Gateway City sits at number 9 on the positive side, between Trenton, N.J. and Salt Lake City.

Forbes reports that put the list together and that over 36,000 independent employee reviews were analyzed for the rankings.

Here's more about the methodology from Forbes:

Employees all over the country were asked to evaluate ten factors that affect workplace happiness. Those include one’s relationship with the boss and co-workers, work environment, job resources, compensation, growth opportunities, company culture, company reputation, daily tasks, and control over the work done does on a daily basis.

They evaluated each factor on a five-point scale and also indicated how important it was to their overall happiness. The numbers were combined to find an overall rating of employee happiness for each respondent, and then they were sorted by geographic location to find the happiest and unhappiest cities for employees. (These aren’t necessarily the “best” and “worst” cities to live in; they’re simply the places where workers are most and least happy right now, according to CareerBliss data.)

What do you think? Are you happy working in St. Louis? Should our city have ranked higher or lower on the list - or be on the list at all?

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