Best Places to Work 2017 By Glassdoor: Facebook Tops the List While Apple Slips to 84 Buzz Desk
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Best Places to Work 2017 By Glassdoor: Facebook Tops the List While Apple Slips to 84

The tech giant Apple has fallen to the 84the spot this year from its 36th position in Glassdoor's last year.

The 10 best places to work has been revealed and definitely, Facebook tops the list. Job-hunting site Glassdoor has released their 10th-annual list of 100 best places to work across the United States. The list was determined on the basis of anonymous employee reviews and ratings on a scale of 1 to 5 by Glassdoor. As per reports, every company which gained a spot in the top 10 received a 4.5 which is clearly above an overall average of 3.3. Glassdoor goes through thousands of company reviews and ratings submitted by current and former employees to come out with the final results. The list was made on the basis of 7,00,000-plus employers who reviewed on Glassdoor.

The tech giant Apple has fallen to the 84the spot this year from its 36th position in Glassdoor’s last year. While it still remains a highly rated employer with 4.3 out of 5 rating by Glassdoor, the company failed to maintain its place. Other tech giants including Google, World Wide Technology, Yahoo and VMware are ahead of Apple in the listings. Many Apple employees have anonymously reviewed the company on Glassdoor saying that it is “strapped for resources” and “offers a poor work-life balance”. While SAP is at the 11th spot, Salesforce at 15th, LinkedIn at 21th, Adobe at 31th, Microsoft at 39th and SpaceX is at 50th place in Glassdoor’s listing.

Here are top 10 places of 2017 to work by Glassdoor:

1. Facebook

Facebook has topped the Glassdoor’s list of 100 best places to work for the third time. He had made to the list for eight consecutive years over the past decade. He had made to the list for eight consecutive years over the past decade. Reportedly, around 17,000 employees have cited perks and smart colleagues as benefits of the workplace at the organisation.

2. Bain & Company

Hong is a partner at Bain & Company, known for its management and consulting. Ever since Glassdoor first began issuing rankings in the past nine years ago, Bain & Company has managed to secure the fourth position each year. They topped the list in 2016, 2014 and 2012.

3. Boston Consulting Group

Boston Consulting Group has become an excellent place for fresh graduates to start out and stay for a longer term, according to Glassdoor. They generally recruit freshers from college campuses.

4. In-N-Out Burger

Fast food chains do not generally make to Glassdoor’s list of best places to work. In-N-Out Burger, a fast-food chain has however gained the fourth spot on the list.

5. Google

Google is one of only three companies to make the top 100 list every year in past ten years. From free food, cooking classes, gym, massage therapists, shuttle services to education subsidies, Google has it all for its employees. All this comes along with being one of the highest-paying companies in America.

6. Lululemon

According to Forbes, employees of this sporting apparel company cited the free workout classes offered, store discounts as well as an overall positive work environment were among the reasons why Lululemon is among the best workplaces.

7. HubSpot

The software developer and marketer is known for keeping their employees happy and offering various policies. Tuition reimbursement, maternity and paternity leaves, unlimited vacation, work from home, dog-friendly workspace, a fully stocked kitchen and options for healthy snacks.

8. World Wide Technology

The company is known for keeping its employees happy with their innovate initiative. The on-site health centre, exercising on a treadmill while working, massage therapists are among the reasons why employees at World Wide Technology like their company.

9. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

A newcomer to Glassdoor’s list, St. Jude’s pediatric research hospital is where sick children can be treated at no cost. The non-profit organization is aimed at saving lives of people and bringing a positive difference in the world. The hospital encourages a work-life balance schedule which is flexible. They also have an on-site gym available to all employees.

10. Ultimate Software

Another newcomer on Glassdoor’s list, this Miami-based technology company specialises in human resources software solutions. They cover health-care and 100 percent of their employee’s premiums including mental, dental and vision care. They also cover acupuncture and homoeopathy. On every Monday, they have 40 percent 401(k) match, free boot camp classes twice a week and free lunch.

According to Glassdoor, the ranking system is based on “a proprietary awards algorithm”, which is designed to calculate the “quantity, quality, and consistency of company reviews submitted by employees between November 1, 2016, and October 22, 2017”. You can check Glassdoor’s full list of top 100 best places to work here.