Texas Tech University lands in first place among the best universities to work for, with an average score of "very satisfied" 4.4 rating by employees on Glassdoor. Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh follows in second place with a 4.3 rating. Two University of Texas campuses also made the top ten.
The Glassdoor ranking is based on employee reviews over the past year, using a five point scale, with one being the lowest rating. The top ten is a mix of public and private universities, and no Ivy League schools make the cut.
Florida State University may rank as No. 9 for best schools to work for, but the university's Eric J. Barron landed at the top among most popular college presidents with an impressive 100 percent approval rating, according to Glassdoor. University of Michigan's Sue Coleman comes in at second with a 97 percent approval rating, while the school lands at sixth among best colleges to work at.
Check out Glassdoor's top 10 universities to work in 2013 below:
“A model university. Strives for excellence, every person, every day. Excellent management team. They exemplify the guiding principles of the university.” – University of Texas at San Antonio Employee (San Antonio, TX)
“I have been given complete autonomy over my curriculum and my classroom. No senior faculty member to overlook my work. Given training before entering classroom.” – Florida State University Instructor (Tallahassee, FL)
“Stanford possesses extremely innovative academic and workplace cultures. Co-workers embrace collaboration and managers offer consistent support around initiatives.” – Stanford University Web Developer (Menlo Park, CA)
“Sense of purpose in supporting groundbreaking research. Stable employment and opportunities within MIT for professional growth and promotions. Flexible working arrangements can sometimes be negotiated.” – MIT Fiscal Officer (Cambridge, MA)
6. University of Michigan
“Good benefits, nice campus, close to many amenities. Good people. Almost any restaurant delivers to campus. Excellent raises if you stay and move up in the ranks. The bureaucracy is limited and actually helpful! You will get support from higher ups. The programs for work/life are amazing!” – University of Michigan Program Manager (Ann Arbor, MI)
“Nice academic environment, beautiful campus. Here in Ames, Iowa, a college town, you can meet dedicated students, scientists from all over the world. ISU provides lots of opportunities to train your leadership and corporate skills.” – Iowa State University Employee (Ames, IA)
“You can take part in many types of fitness, academic, etc programs and classes working at UT. Employee benefits are good. You start out getting 8 hours of vacation and 8 sick per month and vacation time grows when you are there longer. I work in IT and since it's a large organization there is a lot of room to grow and move around.” – University of Texas at Austin Senior Software Developer/Analyst (Austin, TX)
3. Brigham Young University
“They are always willing to work with you when special circumstances arise. Offer consistent raises. They have a high-integrity work policy. Honesty is expected always, and dishonesty is not tolerated. Great hardware and software to work with. Always up to date with the technology and processes. Always moving forward and looking to improve.” – Brigham Young University (BYU) Accounting Clerk (Provo, UT)
“Strong work/life balance, staff is engaged and in and proud of the CMU environment and reputation, ability to attract talented staff, strong focus professional development, nice campus.” – Carnegie Mellon University IT Manager (Pittsburgh, PA)
“The people there are very laid back. The campus is beautiful. The pay is competitive with other universities. You are free to do your own thing, just be ready at the deadline.” – Texas Tech Instructor (Lubbock, TX)