Facebook Drops From 1st to 7th for Best Place to Work | News & Opinion
Ranked No. 1 last year, the social network is now the seventh best place to work. Glassdoor's list of the top 100 places to work includes 29 tech companies. Zoom Video Communications graced the list for the first time in second place.
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Think having a job at Facebook is #goals? The grass might not be greener in Menlo Park.
Employee satisfaction at Facebook has taken a big hit in the last year, according to new research from Glassdoor. The job and recruiting site just released its annual Employees' Choice Awards, ranking the best places to work in 2019 among companies with at least 1,000 employees, based on voluntary and anonymous feedback from those workers.
Facebook made the top 10, but dropped six places on the list. Ranked No. 1 last year, the social network is now the seventh best place to work, according to Glassdoor.
Facebook's descent isn't all that surprising. A number of executives have exited the company in recent months, including Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger who resigned in September amid reports of "growing tensions" with CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Meanwhile, one ex-staffer recently lamented that Facebook is failing to stop discrimination against black employees and black users.
Meanwhile, 29 tech companies made Glassdoor's list of the top 100 places to work, more than any other industry.
Management consulting firm Bain & Company reclaimed the top spot after taking No. 1 two years ago. Silicon Valley-based Zoom Video Communications graced the list for the first time in a strong position: No. 2. Rounding out the top 10 were, In-N-Out Burger (No. 3), construction project management software company Procore Technologies (No. 4), Boston Consulting Group (No. 5), LinkedIn (No. 6), Facebook (No. 7), Google (No. 8), lululemon (No. 9), and Southwest Airlines (No. 10).
Other tech companies to made the top 100 were: Salesforce (No. 11), HubSpot (No. 16), DocuSign (No. 17), Ultimate Software (No. 18), Paylocity (No. 20), Fast Enterprises (No. 26), SAP (No. 27), Adobe (No. 30), Compass (No. 32), Microsoft (No. 34), Nvidia (No. 36), Intuit (No. 38), TaskUs (No. 40), Cengage (No. 41), Kronos Incorporated (No. 44), VMware (No. 51), AppDynamics (No. 58), Paycom (No. 62), Cisco Systems (No. 69), Apple (No. 71), NetApp (No. 82), HP Inc. (No. 87), Expedia Group (No. 92), and World Wide Technology (No. 99).
The list is based on feedback from employees who submitted a review of their company on Glassdoor between Oct. 23, 2017 and Oct. 21, 2018. To be eligible for Glassdoor's 100 Best Places to Work list, companies needed at least 75 ratings from US-based employees and at least 1,000 employees working for them total.
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