How are employees rating employers’ COVID-19 wellness efforts?

New data reveals 15 companies that are receiving high marks from workers.

By Robby Brumberg      @robbybrumberg      

Are you pleased with how your employer has handled the COVID-19 crisis thus far?

Have your leaders stepped up to provide crucial resources, support and tangible relief—or has the pandemic exposed a glaring lack of empathy and compassion?

Many businesses, to their credit, have risen to the occasion by upping care, expanding EAPs, extending wellness benefits and creating new perks to help ease workers’ burdens. Blind, an app that provides an anonymous forum for workplace insights, is shining a light on those who are doing it right. Blind recently surveyed its community of nearly 4 million users to gauge their employers’ level of care amid ongoing COVID-19 chaos. The survey, which netted 7,341 responses, asked employees to grade their company on a scale of one to five—with five being “strongly agree” and one being “strongly disagree”—whether:  

  • Your company values the health and wellness of its employees.
  • Your company provides you with the resources to take care of your health. (ex. sufficient PTO, mental health resources, physical health resources).
  • Your company encourages you to take time off to take care of your overall well-being.

Based on the “wellness efforts” scores awarded by employees, Blind compiled a top 15 of companies that are receiving glowing praise for well-being and culture initiatives amid COVID-19:

1. Docusign. The San Francisco-based e-signature company received a wellness score of 4.52 (out of 5), to complement an overall company score of 4.8. As one Docusign respondent noted, “The people are supportive and are willing to mentor you. The work culture is supportive and welcoming.”

2. Spotify. Spotify employees praised the company’s “great benefits” and “excellent “work/life balance.”

3. Square. The mobile payment company garnered high marks and plaudits for offering professional development opportunities and “support for career goals.”

4. Bloomberg. One worker praised the company’s values and CSR efforts amid the pandemic, saying Bloomberg is “huge on diversity and inclusion initiatives,” and noting that there are “lots of philanthropic efforts to get involved with.”

5. Indeed.com. The Austin, Texas-based job finder registered 4.40 on its wellness efforts score.

6. Atlassian. Employees of the Australian software company awarded a wellness score of 4.39 out of 5, with one respondent citing the “amazing benefits.”

7. Tableau Software. A Tableau employee shared that the company has a “fun, creative culture” and “great work/life balance.”

8. Pinterest. A Pinterest survey respondent noted that the social media company’s “culture is collaborative,” and that “creating a product that makes such a positive impact on people’s lives is rewarding.”

9. Expedia Group. Employees of the travel giant awarded the company a wellness score of 4.24 out of 5, with one worker offering glowing praise about “great teammates to work with.”

10. LinkedIn. One employee praised the company for its support amid COVID-19, writing: Every year employees get $2,000 to spend on health and wellness, tax prep, childcare, education loans, etc.” The respondent goes on to share that as the pandemic started to take hold, LinkedIn offered $500 for “WFH equipment,”12 weeks of family care leave, online fitness classes by the company’s wellness team, and $50 toward monthly internet costs.

The LinkedIn employee shared that the company has allowed $2,000 to be spent on online classes, and for 2021, it’s allotting an additional $2,000 to be spent on fitness equipment.

11. Workday. One Workday employee glowingly writes: “Support during COVID has been amazing. The company really does care about employees. Almost everyone you meet is a genuinely nice person. Strong corporate values. Generous benefits.”

12. Adobe. One respondent notes that Adobe employees have “good opportunities to shine,” and praised the company’s “awesome leadership—especially during COVID.”

13. Splunk. The Silicon Valley software company got high marks from its employees, netting a wellness score of 4.13. One employee cited the “gym stipend” and “great parental leave” as shining benefits.

14. T-Mobile. The German telecom company received high marks for its “winning culture” and “strong leadership.”

15. Yelp. A Yelp employee expressed appreciation for the company’s response to the pandemic, citing a “manager who is extremely supportive of my growth” and understanding colleagues, too.

What wellness score would your company receive from employees—especially amid COVID-19?

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