Apple Jumps 13 Spots in Glassdoor's Annual List of Best Places to Work, But Remains Far Behind Facebook and Google

Discussion in 'MacRumors.com News Discussion' started by MacRumors, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot

    MacRumors

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2001
    #1
    [​IMG]


    Apple has ranked 71st on Glassdoor's annual list of the best companies to work for in the United States, an improvement over its rank of 84th last year, but the iPhone maker remains far behind a handful of tech rivals.

    [​IMG]

    Facebook and Google are both among the top of the 2019 list, ranking seventh and eighth respectively, followed by Adobe in 30th and Microsoft in 34th. Other tech-related companies that cracked the list include LinkedIn in sixth, Nvidia in 36th, VMware in 51st, T-Mobile in 59th, and HP in 87th.

    Beyond tech, notable inclusions are In-N-Out Burger in third, Southwest Airlines in 10th, St. Jude Children's Hospital in 13th, and FedEx in 85th. The best place to work overall is considered to be management consulting firm Bain & Company.

    Apple has an overall rating of 4.3 out of five stars based on over 14,000 reviews from employees at both the corporate and retail level. Glassdoor quoted one review about Apple having a "fast-paced, goal-oriented environment that makes personal development and team collaboration incredibly easy to cultivate."

    Apple ranked as high as 10th in Glassdoor's list back heading into 2012, the first full year of Tim Cook serving as CEO. Cook continues to lead Apple, and was ranked the 96th best CEO in the United States on Glassdoor for 2018, with a 91 percent approval rating based on 8,063 employee reviews.

    As far as methodology is concerned, Glassdoor says it takes quantitative and qualitative data into account. "Led by Glassdoor's Economic Research Team, our proprietary awards algorithm factors in what employees have to say and looks at trends over time to determine who makes the list."

    Complete Rankings: Glassdoor's 2019 Best Places to Work - Employees' Choice

    Article Link: Apple Jumps 13 Spots in Glassdoor's Annual List of Best Places to Work, But Remains Far Behind Facebook and Google
     
  2. nwcs macrumors 68000

    nwcs

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2009
    Location:
    Tennessee
    #2
    And I’m sure no one who posts to Glassdoor ever exaggerates things for good or ill... It’s a nice data point and can signal some trends but, like amazon reviews, you have to take it with a big grain of salt.
     
  3. podiki macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2008
    Location:
    Lagovouni
    #3
    I have a hard time believing Facebook is a good place to work....
     
  4. nvmls macrumors 6502

    nvmls

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2011
  5. kdarling macrumors P6

    kdarling

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2007
    Location:
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
    #5
    lol Sounds like something written by upper management.
     
  6. Gudi macrumors 68030

    Gudi

    Joined:
    May 3, 2013
    Location:
    Berlin, Berlin
    #6
    I doubt they are even a real tech company?
     
  7. ipponrg macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2008
    #7
    I personally just use it to get a gist of compensation. I’ve worked for a top 20 Glassdoor company in previous years, and it was similar to a bottom 100. But lists are fun to talk about
     
  8. Stella macrumors G3

    Stella

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2003
    Location:
    Canada
    #8
  9. Chet-NYC macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2017
    Location:
    New York USA
    #9
    Well, having been on three interviews with Apple, all to no avail it would be nice to know what the hell it takes to actually work in one of the stores.
    And for those wondering, I've had several former employees recommend me. I actually "sold" an Apple Watch in a store- another customer asked me how I liked and used mine and I talked it up so well, they decided to buy one! The Apple Specialist who saw that happen, thanked me.
    Anyway, if any Apple recruiter here thinks there's a place for a retired teacher with a lot of computer and technical experience, let me know.
     
  10. ThunderSkunk macrumors 68030

    ThunderSkunk

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2007
    Location:
    Colorado & Ontario
    #10
    All the best places to work in the entire country are giant corporations.

    Good to know.
     
  11. applepuree macrumors 6502

    applepuree

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2014
    #11
    Bet that's corporate Apple and not Retail then.....
     
  12. Gudi macrumors 68030

    Gudi

    Joined:
    May 3, 2013
    Location:
    Berlin, Berlin
    #12
    And what is the tech Facebook is supposed to work on? They’re not building computers or hardware of any kind. They don’t build an operating system or even their own browser. Their Facebook branded phone flopped. All they have is an app and a website like every other company on this planet. By that standard McDonalds is a tech company.
     
  13. TheRealTVGuy macrumors 6502a

    TheRealTVGuy

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2010
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    #13
    PFFT! Glassdoor.

    This might as well be a BuzzFeed survey.
     
  14. Stella, Dec 5, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2018

    Stella macrumors G3

    Stella

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2003
    Location:
    Canada
    #14
    Definition of a "Tech company" also encompasses software. It isn't just hardware.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technology_company
    A technology company (often tech company) is a type of business entity that focuses primarily on the development and manufacturing of technology, or providing technology as a service. This can include, for example, business relating to digital electronics, software, and internet-related services, such as e-commerce services.[1][2][3]

    Facebook sure do fit under that category of "Tech company". Facebook also own WhatsApp and Instagram amongst a lot of other companies.

    Facebook do produce hardware - Oculus range of headsets.

     
  15. pmau macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2010
    #15
    These articles ... please just focus on products and services and stop telling us how great you are.
     
  16. tkermit macrumors 68040

    tkermit

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2004
    #16
    It's probably a fine place to work at, as long as you don't have any morals.
     
  17. genovelle macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    #17
    I actually see his point now. They are a website developer who has a popular site. I have websites, they just don’t have a billion users. That does not make me a tech company.
     
  18. 69Mustang macrumors 603

    69Mustang

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2014
    Location:
    In between a rock and a hard place
    #18
    Or... and just bear with me here... You could just focus on reading articles about products and services. ;) It's not like there's a shortage of those articles on this site.:)
     
  19. tromboneaholic macrumors 68040

    tromboneaholic

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2004
    Location:
    Clearwater, FL
    #19
    I bet Google and Facebook would be a lot lower on the list if they had a retail presence.
     
  20. Stella macrumors G3

    Stella

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2003
    Location:
    Canada
    #20
    Facebook isn't just a 'website' and mobile app. There's a lot more other stuff going on behind the scenes.

    If you don't want to think of Facebook as a Tech company then that's your choice.
     
  21. pmau macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2010
    #21
    I read the front page all the time ...
    So I stumble across those.
     
  22. Baymowe335 macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2017
  23. BigDO macrumors 6502a

    BigDO

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2012
    #23
    What a ridiculous comment. FB is at the forefront, if not the biggest, data science/machine learning/AI company. If that's not tech, I don't know what is.
     
  24. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2011
    #24
    Based on?
     
  25. C DM, Dec 5, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2018

    C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2011
    #25
    Totally, it's just like Starbucks is simply a place to hang out, which pretty much many other places are, and essentially any other place out there can be.
     

Share This Page