05.25.11

Best companies to work for in the economy that makes nothing

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Permanent Fail at 2:27 pm by George Smith

In at number 2 on a list of 25 compiled by US News and the Glassdoor website, MITRE Corporation, which one can think of as a private sector arm of the government’s national security and intelligence apparatus.

Hysterically, the journalists at US News don’t even mention it, instead choosing only to describe the company this way — it’s great if you have children, which is probably true:

The MITRE Corporation, which is based in Bedford, Mass., and McLean, Va., employs about 7,000 scientists, engineers, and support specialists, according to the company’s website. “Employees can adjust their hours around their children’s schedules,” an employee wrote on Glassdoor. “I don’t miss a thing with my kids’ lives, and I wouldn’t trade that for anything.”

And why would MITRE be in McLean? It seems not to have occurred to these whipsmart journalists.

In any case, two of the top five companies to work for, MITRE and United Space Alliance, wouldn’t exist without government contracts and the taxpayer.

So much for corporate America’s best and the love of the free market over guaranteed defense subsidy and jobs programs.

Facebook is number 7.

And none of the company’s in the top 25 make any durable goods.

Three of the top twenty five make nothing at all, being devoted only to
the parasite economy — business consulting, stock trades and financial instruments. Slalom (6), Scottrade (20) and FactSet (4), respectively.

Sheetz, a convenience store/gas station chain that provides minimum wage living jobs, is inexplicably rated #13 in the country for work life balance.

One assumes this is because working a lot for very little is the new standard of excellence.

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