Milton Moskowitz, who has co-authored “The 100 Best Companies to Work for in America” since 1984, disovered (not surprisingly) that to really learn what makes a good job you need more than surveys and secondary research, you need to talk to employees. In this article, We Love Our Jobs. Just Ask Us, he identifies several benefits that go into a good job, but one key characteristic:
A good workplace is one where management trusts the employees and where employees trust the management.
Which is illustrated in comments like…
“I feel I get a fair share of the profits of this organization,”
“I am proud to tell others I work here,” and
“There is a minimum of politicking and backstabbing here.”