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The top 10 U.S. cities with the happiest workers

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Glassdoor, a jobs and career community, recently used employee reviews to rank the best places to work. In the top 50 were Google, LinkedIn, Agilent Technologies, Apple, Facebook, Riverbed Technology, and Salesforce.com. Interestingly, these companies are based in two of the cities that made Glassdoor's new ranking of the cities with the happiest workers. Apparently San Francisco and San Jose are pretty good places to work, particularly when it comes to compensation and benefit packages. Here are the top 10 cities with the happiest workers, according to employee reviews:

1. San Jose, Calif.
Satisfaction rating: 3.4 out of 5 overall
Compensation and benefits rating: 3.4 out of 5
Highest-rated companies: Stanford University, Google and Intuit
Most in-demand jobs: software engineer, program manager, and sales associate

2. San Francisco, Calif.
Satisfaction rating: 3.4 out of 5 overall
Compensation and benefits rating: 3.3 out of 5
Highest-rated companies: Riverbed Technology, AppDynamics and Salesforce.com
Most in-demand jobs: software engineer, online sales representative, and sales associate

3. Seattle, Wash.
Satisfaction rating: 3.4 out of 5 overall
Compensation and benefits rating: 3.4 out of 5
Highest-rated companies: Zillow, Starbucks, and Nordstrom
Most in-demand jobs: software engineer, sales associate, and barista

4. Salt Lake City, Utah
Satisfaction rating: 3.3 out of 5 overall
Compensation and benefits rating: 3.2 out of 5
Highest-rated companies: Intermountain Healthcare, University of Utah, and Overstock.com
Most in-demand jobs: software engineer, sales associate, and customer service representative

5. Washington, D.C.
Satisfaction rating: 3.3 out of 5 overall
Compensation and benefits rating: 3.3 out of 5
Highest-rated companies: Motley Fool, U.S. Army, and Georgetown University
Most in-demand jobs: program manager, systems engineer, and registered nurse

6. Orlando, Fl.
Satisfaction rating: 3.3 out of 5 overall
Compensation and benefits rating: 3.2 out of 5
Highest-rated companies: University of Central Florida, Disney Parks and Resorts, and Universal Orlando Resort
Most in-demand jobs: physical therapist, customer service representative, and restaurant employee

7. San Diego, Calif.
Satisfaction rating: 3.3 out of 5 overall
Compensation and benefits rating: 3.3 out of 5
Highest-rated companies: QUALCOMM, UC San Diego and the U.S. Navy
Most in-demand jobs: software engineer, registered nurse, and personal trainer

8. Boston, Mass.
Satisfaction rating: 3.3 out of 5 overall
Compensation and benefits rating: 3.2 out of 5 
Highest-rated companies: MIT, Massachusetts General Hospital and HubSpot
Most in-demand jobs: business analyst, financial analyst, and software engineer

9. Memphis, Tenn.
Satisfaction rating: 3.3 out of 5 overall
Compensation and benefits rating: 3.2 out of 5
Highest-rated companies: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and FedEx
Most in-demand jobs: registered nurse, sales associate, and event specialist

10. Austin, Texas
Satisfaction rating: 3.3 out of 5 overall
Compensation and benefits rating: 3.2 out of 5 
Highest-rated companies: The University of Texas at Austin, National Instruments, and Whole Foods
Most in-demand jobs: software engineer, business analyst, and sales associate

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via [Business Insider]

— By on June 24, 2013, 8:10 PM PST

Channtal Fleischfresser

Contributing Editor

Contributing Editor Channtal Fleischfresser has worked for The Economist, WNET/Channel 13, Al Jazeera English, Wall Street Journal and Associated Press. She holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She is based in New York. Follow her on Twitter. Disclosure