The University of Oklahoma ranks in the top 10 public universities nationwide in a list of the “Best Universities to Work For,” published recently by Glassdoor, an online jobs and career community where people share information and opinions about the places they’re employed.
Included in the employer feedback were approval ratings by employees of university leadership. OU President David L. Boren received a 95 percent approval rating.
The guide offers an inside look at what it’s like to work for more than 100 universities – some of the nation’s largest schools – according to their employees. In its third annual report, Glassdoor said employees at the highest rated universities spoke favorably about how they feel valued by administrators; the research opportunities they are offered and encouraged to pursue; and the environments that promote a healthful work-life balance.
To be included in the evaluation, colleges and universities had to have at least 25 reviews submitted to Glassdoor by employees between Sept. 4, 2012, and Sept. 3, 2013. The respondents were asked to rate their employers on a five-point scale. OU faculty and staff gave the university an average ranking of 4.2 out of 5, indicating that in general, employees are “very satisfied.”
“The University Report Card shows that universities may not only be competitive when it comes to the student admission process – but the top 25 universities, in particular, are competitive as places to work, “ said Glassdoor spokesperson Samantha Zupan. “It’s also interesting to note that the university president or chancellor ratings, an indication as to how well employees feel they are leading the academic institution, rate highly – all at or above 70 percent approval, the average CEO approval rating on Glassdoor across all employers featured on the jobs and career community.”