Only the great companies will treat you with the respect you deserve when it comes to the little, everyday things they expect. I have worked for the good, the band and the ugly and when you are out there looking for a company that has your best interest in mind there are a few tricks you learn over the years.
First off you look for number of years in operation. Very seldom will you find a company that has been around for sixty plus years that will actually care about their employees. Your best bet would be to look for the company’s that have just began that need to grow that way you have the chance to become recognized and a ground to plant you achievements.
Another trait to look for is how well they have treated employees in the past. If they don’t offer any bonuses then look into if they offer holiday pay or extra income when your family needs it most. I have never worked for a company that hasn’t given me some kind of bonus before Christmas.
Great companies don’t just treat their employees well, they also are in good standing with the job market they are established with and have a good, strong name behind them. You wouldn’t shop at a grocery store named Moldies or Nasties Food and Bev. So why would you work for one?
You would however use a condom that is named Trojan or Magnum because it has a well written and strong title. Now I’m not saying you should go apply for these companies but you should look into companies that at least have a decent backbone.
Great companies also are going to have employees that love their job. If you type in a companies name in Google that you would like to apply for make sure the first or second hit isn’t a blog about how horrible the company is or a forum with employees complaining. If the employees working there seem like they hate their life then that shouldn’t be something to look into to apply for. I have had a few jobs where I just couldn’t wait until the clock hit five pm.
Basically the only Great companies out there are going to be the ones you research and you find the most positive feedback on. It is also an opinion so it is basically all up to you on whether the company would be great to work for or not. I could love a company that you would hate to work for so make sure you find one that works for yourself and not just for everyone else.