Got questions about our Best Places to Work in Industry survey, and why you should respond? We've got the answers
By The Scientist Staff | January 27, 2009
Q: How do I make sure my company makes the ranking this year?
A: There's no way to guarantee your company will be ranked, but the best chance you have of finding out how your company measures up is to ask your co-workers to respond to the survey. The more responses we get, the better your company's chances of being ranked. So use the tool-bar at the top right to send a link to your friends, or just copy the url.
Q: How can I use the data from The Scientist's survey in my job search?
A: You don't usually get the dirt about a company needs to work on until you get on the payroll. But you can check out what scientists think about their company by looking at the Strengths and Weaknesses columns in our linkurl:Top US companies;https://www.the-scientist.com/2008/6/1/49/103/ list.
You can also learn about a company on our linkurl:Top Large;https://www.the-scientist.com/2008/6/1/49/104/ and linkurl:Top Small;https://www.the-scientist.com/2008/6/1/49/105/ companies charts. There, you'll find last year's net income, how many R&D employees the company is hiring and major developments over the past year.
Q: Who defines "Best Places" criteria?
You do. By ranking how important each survey question is, you set the criteria on which your company is ranked.
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This year’s controversial news included unethical behavior among politicians, a murder, and multiple accusations of gender discrimination and sexual harassment, in addition to the usual spate of research misconduct.