Charlotte’s Workforce Ranked Among The 10 Least Happy in the US

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Workplace insights platform kununu has released a study revealing the best cities for employment happiness, based on over 87,000 workplace reviews from the last year.

Since 2007, Kununu has been helping potential employees to gain insights on companies, so they know first-hand that happy employees are what make companies thrive. The platform wanted to find out if your geographical location has an effect on your career happiness, so they conducted a deep-dive investigation into employee contentment, looking at four key factors: company culture, teamwork, autonomy, and support from management.

The results reveal that Miami has the happiest employees, while New York City has the least happy employees.

How the study was conducted:

The study is based on 8,327 employee reviews conducted within the last 12 months for companies located in the 50 most populous United States cities. On a scale from 1 (dissatisfied) to 5 (satisfied) kununu users rated:

  • How happy they are with their employers
  • How co-workers are interacting and working together
  • If leadership sets realistic expectations and involves employees in the decision-making process
  • To what extent they are trusted to work independently
  • How they rate the overall company culture

The table below shows the top 10 cities in the United States for employee happiness:

Rank
City
Happiness Score
1
Miami, Florida
3.99
2
Los Angeles, California
3.95
3
Raleigh, North Carolina
3.90
4
Louisville, Kentucky
3.88
5
Omaha, Nebraska
3.86
6
San Jose, California
3.85
7
Sacramento, California
3.85
8
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
3.84
9
Seattle, Washington
3.83
10
Fresno, California
3.82

Source: kununu.com/us, 87,327 reviews, November 1st 2017 – October 31st 2018;
Scale: 1 (dissatisfied) – 5 (satisfied).

The table below shows the bottom 10 cities in the United States for employee happiness:

Rank
City
Happiness Score
50
New York City, New York
3.53
49
Oakland, California
3.60
48
Memphis, Tennessee
3.63
47
Houston, Texas
3.64
46
Dallas, Texas
3.67
45
El Paso, Texas
3.67
44
Colorado Springs, Colorado
3.70
43
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
3.70
42
Albuquerque, New Mexico
3.71
41
Charlotte, North Carolina
3.71

Source: kununu.com/us, 87,327 reviews, November 1st 2017 – October 31st 2018; 
Scale: 1 (dissatisfied) – 5 (satisfied). 

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