Fortune Magazine recently published their annual list of top companies to work for, with SAS, Boston Consulting, and Wegman's taking the one, two, and three spots, respectively. To accompany the piece, this interactive, produced by Tommy McCall, shows what the employees have to say about their companies.
There are three zoom levels. The first, above, shows the top companies, simply sized by rank. The higher the rank, the larger the bubble, so SAS is obviously the largest. Click on a particular company, and you get a second set of bubbles showing keywords that employees used to describe the job environment. Below is the view for Zappos, my wife's favorite shoe site. People, culture, and family are clearly emphasized.
Zoom in once more, and you see the actual input from the employees, and how a specific keyword was used. For example: "This company has one main focus -- the people."
Similarly, there's also a view for the most used words overall, representing what employees think are the most important parts of their companies that make them so good. The top three? People, family, and time.
Good stuff, and obviously great for human resources departments looking to hire top talent.
Do you work for one of the top companies? I'd love to know if you agree with what the graphic shows.
[Fortune | Thanks, Tommy]