Google, Facebook are no longer the Best Places to Work: Glassdoor
Long seen as the most desired companies to work for, Google and Facebook are dropped from the top list best places to work, an annual list released by Glassdoor.
HubSpot Inc., a cloud-computing software company, grabbed the No. 1 ranking while tech firms DocuSign Inc. and Ultimate Software were three and eight, respectively.
Facebook, which was being rated as the best place to work, three times in the past ten years, was ranked 23rd this year. Similarly, California based search-giant Google was ranked 11th this year. Apple Inc., once a consistent Top-25 finisher, was ranked 84th. Amazon Inc., which has never been known for a positive internal culture, failed to make the list for the 12th straight year.
Interestingly, Satya Nadela led Microsoft Corp. was one of the lone big technology companies to jump in the rankings. The software company moved to 21st spot from 34 a year ago.
The annual list ranks companies using employee reviews on areas such as compensation, benefits, culture and senior management. Many of the big tech companies, including Facebook and Google, have been criticized this year for a myriad of issues, and in some cases employees have publicly opposed executive decisions.
The year 2019 was not very good for Google, as the employees have protested against the company on a number of topics, including the company’s “intimidation" tactics against worker organizers.
At Facebook, which just like Google provides employees with perks including free meals, corporate transportation and laundry services, workers have pushed back internally against leadership on some policy issues, such as the decision not to fact-check political advertisements.