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The 10 U.S. Cities With the Happiest Workers

The growing tech industry has made the Bay Area a great place to work. 

Glassdoor, a jobs and career community, recently released its employee satisfaction report with San Jose and San Francisco taking the two top spots. Based on employee reviews, workers living in San Jose are most satisfied when it comes to their compensation and benefit packages.

Interestingly, both cities are home to a number of companies that made Glassdoor’s Top 50 Best Places to Work for 2013 report, including GoogleLinkedInAgilent TechnologiesAppleFacebookRiverbed Technology and

The report takes into account overall employment satisfaction, compensation and benefits satisfaction, senior management satisfaction, expectations for company outlook and the number of employers hiring in the 50 largest U.S. metros. 

Below are the top 10 cities where employees are the most satisfied:

1. San Jose, Calif.

3.4 out of 5 overall satisfaction rating.
3.4 out of 5 compensation and benefits rating.

The companies that are highest-rated by employees in San Jose, Calif. are Stanford University, Google and Intuit. The most in-demand jobs are software engineer, program manager, and sales associate.

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