By E. W., 5/24/13
If you are thinking about a career as a civil servant, there is a website that you might want to check out. Devoted to providing accurate and useful information, the Partnership for Public Service created the website Best Places to Work that offers rankings of “employee satisfaction and commitment across 362 federal agencies and subcomponents.” Spending some time looking over the data will hopefully provide some insight that might otherwise not be gained until several weeks or months into the actual job.
As a job-hunter, this site offers valuable information that you might want to consider. For example, if you are considering a job in the Bureau of the Census, you would find that the overall job satisfaction rating was 63.6 out of 100. From there, you would see that the lowest scores are due to a perceived lack of effective leadership. Although not all of the categories and sub-categories provide the same information, for many of the different jobs you can find data results based on the replies of women, men, workers over and under 40, veterans, various minority groups, and more.
This site also serves as a great indicator to employers. Through the data, they can determine the health of their organization and begin to make changes should they detect that the organization is in trouble. As an employee, this means that there is a check system in place to protect and hopefully improve the quality of your work environment.
If you are interested in the information that can be found on this website, simply copy and paste http://bestplacestowork.org in to your search bar to get started.