Top 10 companies for great communicators
Can we talk you into working for one of these top-rated companies?
Communication is important in any relationship—including the relationship you have with your employer.
And like in every strong relationship, good communication needs to go both ways. You need to be able to effectively communicate your ideas, concerns, and requests with the people you work with, just like your manager needs to be able to give you clear instructions, helpful feedback, and positive encouragement. And some best-in-class companies understand the value of communication in the workplace.
Recently, Monster partnered with employee-review platform kununu to identify the workplace factors that workers rate as most important to their job satisfaction. Using kununu’s star rating system—1 (low) to 5 (high)—we identified the top companies with a 4-star rating or higher for communication and then rounded up the jobs they’re hiring for on Monster.
The winners are a diverse mix including everything from IT to restaurants. But don’t just take our word that these companies know how to communicate. Take it from the people who know best: current and former employees who communicated their reviews on kununu’s site. Check out the full list below to see if we can talk you into working for one of the companies below.
1. American LegalNet
Corporate headquarters: Encino, California
What they do: As a software company, American LegalNet creates risk management workflow tools and solutions.
Number of jobs in 2017: 22
Why they’re on the list: At American LegalNet, reviewers say, “the communication channels are always open between employees and management to maintain transparency and efficient workflow.”
2. Rang Technologies
Corporate headquarters: Piscataway, New Jersey
What they do: Rang Technologies specializes in analytics, data solutions, and IT staffing.
Number of jobs in 2017: 480
Frequently hiring for: Paralegals, human resources specialists
Why they’re on the list: To work for a staffing company, you have to have superb communication skills if you’re going to work with both job seekers and employers to find a mutual fit. And by making our list, it goes to show that employees at Rang are just as good communicating with each other as they are with everyone else.
3. OMNI Systems
Corporate headquarters: Richmond Heights, Ohio
What they do: OMNI Systems is one of the largest, privately owned label converters in the U.S.
Number of jobs in 2017: 5
Frequently hiring for: Printing press operators, business development sales executives.
Why they’re on the list: Employees at OMNI Systems know the value of communication, saying, “Communication is a key ingredient to most everything.” Reviewers also say, “OMNI Systems is not lacking with any level of employees with communications. Information is clear-cut and concise. Results and successes are regularly communicated to each and every individual.”
4. In-N-Out Burger
Corporate headquarters: Irvine, California
What they do: In-N-Out Burger is a popular fast food hamburger chain that operates in six states.
Number of jobs in 2017: 111
Why they’re on the list: Want to know the secret ingredient to In-N-Out’s speedy service? We’re willing to bet it’s communication. According to reviewers, “the company does well in keeping associates up to date. The managers are great communicators and try to make scheduling work for you and run smooth shifts.”
Corporate headquarters: Kent, Washington
What they do: As one of ADT’s oldest and largest authorized dealers, SafeStreetsUSA sells and installs home security and alarm systems.
Number of jobs in 2017: 309
Why they’re on the list: Employees at SafeStreets “are in constant communication,” according to reviewers. A couple ways the company ensures good communication is through “daily emails and weekly conference calls to keep everyone informed.”
6. TJX Companies
Corporate headquarters: Framingham, Massachusetts
What they do: TJX is an international fashion and home décor retail conglomerate, which owns the Marshalls, HomeGoods, T.J. Maxx, and Sierra Trading Post brands.
Number of jobs in 2017: 5,419
Why they’re on the list: TJX makes communication a daily priority—reviewers say, “almost every day [they] have a morning meeting.” Reviewers also say, “Communication through regular scheduled meetings is met, and employees receive the necessary information regarding their work.”
Corporate headquarters: Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
What they do: Drivehere.com provides affordable car leasing options, focusing on people with low credit.
Number of jobs in 2017: 0
Frequently hiring for: Call center agents, mechanics, sales associates
Why they’re on the list: If you’re going to help people with low credit lease cars, you’re going to have to be able to communicate clearly and effectively to work out the lease agreements. Perhaps that’s why the workers at Driverhere.com are such great communicators with clients—and with each other.
8. Hooters of America
Corporate headquarters: Atlanta
What they do: Hooters is a sports bar and grill, known for their chicken wings and iconic orange uniforms worn by the waitresses.
Number of jobs in 2017: 751
Why they’re on the list: “Communication is great” at Hooters, according to reviewers. Workers are connected with one another through the use of “group chats to keep [them] updated and… [an] online scheduling program.”
Corporate headquarters: Mayfield, Ohio
What they do: One of the largest auto insurers in the U.S., Progressive also insures homes, boats, motorcycles, and RVs.
Number of jobs in 2017: 1,803
Why they’re on the list: At Progressive, reviewers say there is “great communication from management about changes.” Especially, “Progressive’s first-line managers do very well with communication and encourage employee attendance to hear upper management’s goals.”
10. Barnes & Noble
Corporate headquarters: New York City
What they do: Barnes & Noble is a bookseller and retailer of content, digital media, and educational products.
Number of jobs in 2017: 9,250
Why they’re on the list: At Barnes & Noble, reviewers say, “There’s always a strong emphasis on communication.” From the top, down, the company values communication so much that “management checks in with all employees before their shifts [to] discuss sales goals, previous sales goals, and individual goals.”
The Monster-kununu Workplace Happiness Index includes industry data provided by kununu from August 2016 to July 2017. Reviews on kununu are broken down into 18 key dimensions of workplace satisfaction with each dimension assigned a star rating. The above information takes into account the average of those ratings over a 12-month period. Only companies with a minimum of 10 reviews were considered.
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