Combining more than 80 years of experience with its global reach, Gallup delivers analytics and advice to help leaders and organizations solve their most pressing problems. This company knows more about the attitudes and behaviors of employees, customers, students, and citizens than any other organization in the world.
And leaders at Gallup practice what they preach, as they’re dedicated to helping employees discover their own unique strengths. “Being a strengths-based organization, we tend to focus on individuals’ talents,” shares Steve Chikwaya, User Interface Lead. “And by focusing on individuals’ talents, we can build up their strengths so people are doing the best possible job that they can from day one.”
While certainly not a micromanagement culture, Gallup managers are there to help their team every step of the way, if needed. "Your manager really is more of a guide to help make sure you’re doing what you do best, that you’re on projects that fit your talents, that you’re happy and doing what you want to do and can explore things if you want to explore things,” says Kara Sasse, Product Strategy Manager.
And this approach seems to be working. By being placed in roles that speak to their innate talents, associates are more engaged and able to do fulfilling work. “When you join Gallup, you’re joining a very amazing organization of thinkers and researchers who are actively looking for insights to improve the lives of millions or billions of people on the planet,” shares Paul Allen, Global Strength Evangelist.
“The variety of work is amazing, the talent is incredible, and the goodness and kindness of the people who are drawn here is really remarkable," says Allen. "People always comment, ‘You guys are the nicest people I’ve ever worked with.’”
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Abby works in health education and prevention at a university in Washington, DC. When she’s not trying to make the world a healthier place, you can find her taking selfies with her cat (Mildred Meow Meow), hunting down the city's best grilled cheese, or zipping through the city on her bike, named Libby. Say hi on Twitter.More from this Author