Milwaukee's employees are among unhappiest in country

CREATED Jan 28, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - Forbes.com commissioned a survey on the "Happiest and Unhappiest Cities to Work in Right Now" and Milwaukee made one of the lists...but not the happiest.

Milwaukee employees were named the 10th unhappiest in the country.

"It’s no surprise that most of the unhappiest places have frigid winters or sweltering summers. Unwelcomed snowstorms and dreaded heat waves can affect your happiness, but so can income, workplace environment, and career opportunities (or lack thereof)," said Forbes.

The study analyzed more than 36,000 employee surveys to make their decisions. The city received an overall score of 3.74 out of five, with factors such as: Company You Work For, The Culture of Your Company, The Growth Opportunities Available To You, The People You Work With, The Person You Work For, The Support You Get and The Work You Do.

“Happiness is based on a multitude of factors,” says Matt Miller, chief technology officer and co-founder of CareerBliss. “It is clear that employees need not only a positive and rewarding work culture, but opportunities to grow within their company and their city.”