August 23, 2013
Texas Tech University was recently ranked No. 3 in the nation for having the “Happiest Employees,” according to a recent article by CareerBliss.
“Texas Tech would not be what it is without the support of the thousands of faculty, staff and student employees who support our mission of educating students,” said Texas Tech President M. Duane Nellis. “We are thrilled to be ranked so high, and we will strive to continue to provide a happy and healthy working environment for all our fellow Red Raiders.”
Texas Tech’s “overall BlissScore” was 4.37 out of 5. Only Auburn University and Carnegie Melon University out-performed Texas Tech. The rankings were based on reviews submitted to CareerBliss.com by university employees.
“This recognition is a tribute to the outstanding faculty and staff who advance our campus each day,” said Chancellor Kent Hance. “Texas Tech not only offers an outstanding education, but a great work environment, and we are grateful to have such exceptional individuals on our team.”
According to the website, the data used evaluates the key factors that affect work happiness including: work-life balance, one’s relationship with his/her boss and co-workers, work environment, job resources, compensation, growth opportunities, company culture, company reputation, daily tasks and job control over work performed on a daily basis. The data accounts for how an employee values each factor.
“Our unique data offers students and faculty a chance to see what factors drive happiness at work within the university system,” said Heidi Golledge, CEO and co-founder of CareerBliss. “CareerBliss recognizes those universities that excel in providing a happy work culture.”