Better Jobs with Companies That Care - June 28, 2017
It’s summertime - who wants to think about work? (Answer: pretty much nobody). BUT - that makes it a perfect time to take advantage of your nearest and (not so dearest) competition and get a leg up on the job front. New this week: we list companies that care with our fave benefits and those offering remote work (SCORE) on our new companies page. So what are you waiting for - head there now before someone beats you to it.
Apple, the company that makes the very products you probably use every day, is hiring. When it comes to their practices and benefits, Apple exemplifies what we look for in companies that care. They hire inclusively, and they do more than believe in pay equity — they’ve actually achieved it: Women earn one dollar for every dollar male employees earn in the United States for similar roles and performance. And whether it’s maternity leave, new parent leave, adoption assistance, backup care, student loan refinancing, or product discounts, Apple has benefits that fit your lifestyle and then some.
Ah, the dreaded PIP.
Performance improvement plans (PIPs) can feel scary. They have a (not entirely unearned) reputation for being the first step on the road to an eventual firing. And sometimes managers do implement PIPs solely to appease HR by ensuring that they made every last effort to make a given employee successful before terminating that employee.
We recently chatted with Megan Hansen, VP of People at Smartsheet, who oversee the employee lifecycle from Talent Acquisition to Alumni support.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the company's culture and values, and learn how you can make your application stand out!
To learn more about Smartsheet and their open roles, click here.
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Born in Mexico City and raised in Guadalajara, Maria Fava never would have predicted that she'd have a career in financial services. And certainly not in Maryland.
Over two decades ago, when Maria moved to the U.S. to study psychology at the University of Texas at Arlington, she'd planned on moving back to Mexico to study law after graduation. Instead, she fell in love with an unassuming Italian-American her senior year. She married him and moved to Maryland, his home state.
When the pandemic began in spring and her friends (and fellow Carnegie Mellon master's students) started to find out that their offers for summer internships were canceled, Mai Sha held her breath.