There's been a lot of talk about the rise of Millennials in the workplace, for good reason. It's predicted that by 2025, Millennials will make up 75 percent of the workforce. However, Gen Z is not far behind, and today, job and recruiting site Glassdoor announced its list of top-10 highest-rated companies by Gen Z employees.
The members of Gen Z were born between the years 1997 and 2012, which means that the vast majority have not yet entered the workforce. However, the members of Gen Z who are currently working are doing so in a time when unemployment is low and competition for quality employees is high.
Here are the companies on Glassdoor's list of top-10 highest-rated companies by Gen Z employees, along with their point rating. Be sure to also check out Inc.'s list of the Best Companies to Work for in 2018.
2. Google (4.6)
3. Microsoft (4.6)
4. Morgan Stanley (4.5)
5. Facebook (4.5)
7. StudySoup (4.3)
8. Costco Wholesale (4.2)
9. Nike (4.2)
10. Nordstrom (4.1)
According to Glassdoor, when asked what they like best about their companies, Gen Z employees cited a variety of factors. Says Glassdoor,
The most common phrases we see in Gen Z pros are "work environment," "flexible hours" and "good pay." Interestingly, of the ten most common phrases for Gen Zers, we see "easy job," "employee discount," "free food" and "easy work," which do not appear in the ten most common phrases for millennials. For employers trying to catch the attention of Gen Z job seekers, these keywords may help them connect with Gen Z job seekers. But, as revealed in previous Glassdoor Economic Research, culture and values, trust in senior leadership and career opportunities are what matter most in keeping employees satisfied long term.
Of course, there are things that Gen Z employees don't like about their companies. Says Glassdoor,
The most common phrases we see in Gen Z cons are "long hours," "low pay" and "minimum wage." Gen Zers are calling out the minimum wage as a negative, which ties into receiving low pay and also tells us that this a common complaint for entry-level workers. We also see "rude customer" as a frequent con from Gen Zers, showing that they have worked in customer-facing roles.