Facebook tops list of best places to work, Apple slips to 84th spot

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San Francisco, Dec 7: While Facebook topped the list of best places to work in America, tech giant Apple has plunged to spot 84 this year from its 36th position last year in the leading job website Glassdoor’s “100 Best Places to Work in the US”.

However, Cupertino-based Apple still remains a highly rated employer — with 4.3 out of 5 rating, while other tech titans such as Google, World Wide Technology, Yahoo and VMware are way ahead in the listings, news agency IANS reported.

International management consulting firm Bain & Company grabbed the second position of best place to work, followed by Boston Consulting Group, In-N-Out Burger and Google.

“It’s clear employees love working at Facebook. What we really see them appreciate most is the company’s mission-driven culture, transparent leadership and the fact that their work literally impacts the lives of billions of people worldwide,” Glassdoor CEO Robert Hohman said in a statement, IANS quoted.

When it comes to “cons” for working at Apple, some of the employees who anonymously reviewed the tech giant on Glassdoor stated the iPhone maker is “strapped for resources” and “provides a poor work-life balance”.

“Office space is very sparse, bring your own tea and snacks kind of a deal. Lunch isn’t free, although dinner is. Nobody is going to pat you on the back for your work, and you’re expected to advance your own career, or find the mentorship you need,” one Apple employee asserted on Glassdoor.

SAP clinched 11th spot, Salesforce at 15th, LinkedIn at 21th, Adobe at 31th, Microsoft at 39th and SpaceX is at 50th place in the listing.

As per the Glassdoor, the ranking system is based on “a proprietary awards algorithm”, which is motioned to calculate the “quantity, quality, and consistency of company reviews submitted by employees between November 1, 2016, and October 22, 2017”.


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