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

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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.


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

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ipponrg

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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.
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
 

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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.
 

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Sure they are.
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.
 

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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.

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.
 
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These articles ... please just focus on products and services and stop telling us how great you are.
 

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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 than category. Facebook also own WhatsApp and Instagram amongst a lot of other companies.

Facebook do produce hardware - Oculus range of headsets.
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 than category. Facebook also own WhatsApp and Instagram amongst a lot of other companies.

Facebook do produce hardware - Oculus range of headsets.
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.
 

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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.
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.
 

pmau

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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.:)
I read the front page all the time ...
So I stumble across those.
 

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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.
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.
 

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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.
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.
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.
 
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