Whether you want a new job, or just want to make sure you already have a great job, Glassdoor has released its inaugural report highlighting the 25 Best Jobs in the UK for 2015.This year, Marketing Manager (#1), Finance Manager (#2) and Mechanical Engineer (#3) stand out as the top three Best Jobs in the UK for 2015. But what other jobs make the list?Want a Job in the U.S.?: If you’ve ever thought about living and working in the U.S., or perhaps you’re already there and want a new job, Glassdoor has also unveiled its inaugural report of the 25 Best Jobs in America for 2015.This new report identifies the 25 best jobs based on each job’s overall Glassdoor Job Score*. The Glassdoor Job Score is determined using three key factors – earning potential based on average annual base salary, career opportunities rating and number of job openings. The jobs that made this list stand out across all three categories.* Methodology: Glassdoor’s 25 Best Jobs in the UK report identifies specific jobs with the highest overall Glassdoor Job Score. The Glassdoor Job Score is determined by weighting three factors equally: earning potential (average annual base salary), career opportunities rating, and number of job openings. Results represent job titles that rate highly among all three categories. The Glassdoor Job Score is based on a 5-point scale (5.0=best job, 1.0=bad job). For a job title to be considered, it must receive at least 25 salary reports and at least 25 career opportunities ratings shared by UK-based employees over the past year (26/01/14–26/01/15). The number of job openings per job title represents the total number of active jobs and/or jobs posted to Glassdoor over the past three months as of 25/01/15. This report takes into account job title normalisation that groups similar job titles.
In the midst of the information revolution, companies have more data at their fingertips than ever before. But that data doesn’t mean much if there aren’t people who can interpret it and strategically act on it. That’s where Business Operations, or BizOps, comes in.At Glassdoor, the day-to-day tasks of the BizOps team vary widely — from poring over Tableau to meeting with product teams to presenting strategic plans to executives and more — but at the end of the day, they’re all united by their passion for solving the business’s most complex and interesting problems.“We not only develop strategies to tackle the largest opportunities and toughest challenges we face as a business — we then execute those strategies,” says Samantha Krause, Director of Business Operations at Glassdoor. “We are relentlessly focused on driving impact, and we are expected to deliver results, not just recommendations.”To learn more, we chatted with Krause about which positions her team is hiring for, what impact they have and what makes BizOps at Glassdoor so unique.What roles are you hiring for?Samantha Krause: We are hiring for multiple roles across the BizOps team, including a Senior Associate, Manager and Senior Manager. Each role will be responsible for supporting one of our core functional or product areas, and will work on developing and executing strategies to tackle key opportunities and challenges facing that area of the business.What sort of background are you looking for in candidates for BizOps positions?Samantha Krause: We look for candidates with previous experience in Management Consulting, Business Operations or Finance, and who have a strong mix of analytical horsepower, strategic thinking and interpersonal skills.What does it take to thrive in these roles, and on the BizOps team in general?Samantha Krause: People who thrive in Business Operations at Glassdoor are passionate about solving problems. They love thinking strategically, but also get a lot of job satisfaction from rolling up their sleeves and bringing their ideas to life through execution. They also love getting into the numbers, because data is at the core of everything we do. Lastly, they enjoy partnering with people from all parts of the organization, from product and engineering to marketing and sales.Why is now a great time to join Glassdoor? Samantha Krause: Glassdoor is undergoing tremendous growth right now, which means Business Operations has an opportunity to have incredible impact. Glassdoor has a world-class team and our product has a unique value proposition. At the same time, we believe that we have barely scratched the surface of our potential. The recruiting market is a massive opportunity and there are many ways we can make job-seeking more transparent for consumers and hiring more efficient for employers.What’s It Really Like to Work at Glassdoor? Find Out in the Latest Episode of Cultural Capital!Without giving away any trade secrets, what sorts of challenges does the BizOps team work on? Samantha Krause: Business Operations works on the most strategic opportunities and toughest challenges at Glassdoor. Some examples of our work include supporting our product teams to define a long-term product vision, developing and implementing a growth strategy for our business, and designing and managing our jobs marketplace.What makes BizOps at Glassdoor different than BizOps at any other company? Samantha Krause: We have a unique flavor of Business Operations at Glassdoor because we span strategy and operations, and we are deeply embedded in the business. We not only develop strategies to tackle the largest opportunities and toughest challenges we face as a business — we then execute those strategies. We are relentlessly focused on driving impact, and we are expected to deliver results, not just recommendations.We are also still a relatively new function at Glassdoor. So, new hires are still foundational members of the team and can shape what Business Operations means at Glassdoor. Given our team is still relatively small, every individual has huge impact, tons of autonomy, regular exposure to company leadership and an opportunity to influence major decisions related to the company’s growth.Lastly, there are opportunities for career development and mobility both within the team, and in other teams. BizOps team members have moved on and taken up leadership positions in some of the highest priority areas of the business, including Self Serve Product Management, B2B Marketing and Technical Services.Lastly, what makes you excited to come to work every day?Samantha Krause: The same things that initially brought me to Glassdoor! Knowing my work helps people everywhere find jobs that they love, and that Glassdoor is transforming the way employers think about and treat their employees. Finally, I’m inspired every day by my colleagues (both within Business Operations and across Glassdoor), who are bright, ambitious and kind.Want to learn more about the open Business Operations positions at Glassdoor? Find more information here!