When youre sitting at your open-plan desk, still at work at 8 p.m., staring at your computer and daydreaming of a better job, one where you can actually go home at the end of the day and turn off your work email, what do you picture? The reality is, while lawyers and (ahem) journalists are pretty much out of the running, its hard to predict exactly which job will come with the best work-life balance. Its new report ranks the 25 jobs whose workers reported the most satisfaction with their work-life balance.
Still, professional review site Glassdoor is making an educated guess. Its new report ranks the 25 jobs whose workers reported the most satisfaction with their work-life balance. The rankings are compiled from thousands of the site’s employee reviews over the past year.
One alarming reason Glassdoor did the survey: they’re seeing their users’ average work-life balance rating falling over the past few years, from 3.5 out of 5 in 2009 to 3.2 in 2015, so far. The average work-life balance ratings based on at least 60,000 company reviews shared by employees per calendar year, and for 2015, rating represents the year to date.
Most of the results aren’t exactly shocking: data scientists, those stats-crunching business wizards, come in first, having rated their work-life balance satisfaction at an average 4.2 out of 5. While web traffic might be kryptonite to many, those who love crunching those numbers, SEO managers, seem like perfect role models for leaving work at work (their rating was 4.1); ditto social media managers (joke’s on you, boomers). Read more…