Recently, Glassdoor published its annual list ‘Employees Choice Awards’, a ranking of the 100 best companies to work for in 2018. And the most interesting is that the social network giant Facebook ranked the top position among all other tech giants.
Facebook Is The Best Place To Work, Apple Drops To 84th Spot
Recently, Glassdoor published its annual list ‘Employees Choice Awards’, a ranking of the 100 best companies to work for in 2018, in the United States. The social network giant Facebook was the undisputed king of this year, not only as the best technology company to work but the best in the whole country. Meanwhile, the tech giant Apple fell 48 places in the ranking. Last year it was number 36, and this time it was 84. This list is achieved with votes from the employees themselves.
This is not the first time that Facebook has earned this ‘top’ of companies, in the 10 years that the firm has been doing the ranking, according to VentureBeat. It was ‘winning’ in 2011, 2012, 2017, and now 2018. In other years the title was won by Airbnb (2016), Google (2015) and Twitter (2014). But, curiously, neither Airbnb nor Twitter are on this year’s list. The tech giant Google did qualify, but it’s no surprise because the company has always been included.
The technology sector in the United States seems to be one of the best to work with, as 28 companies entered the top 50 this year. In addition, the representation of the industry is quite high, compared to other sectors. For example, ‘retail’ only entered 11 companies; health, 11; consultancies, 6; finance, 6; tourism and travel, also 6 companies.
Here we show you the list of the best technology companies to work for in 2018. The first number indicates the position in the general list, and the second is the rating that the company had, being 1.0 the lowest rating and 5.0, the best. You can consult the general list here.
1.Facebook (#1, Rating: 4.6)
2. Google (#5, Rating: 4.6)
3. HubSpot (#7, Rating: 4.6)
4. World Wide Technology (#8, Rating: 4.5)
5. Ultimate Software (#10, Rating: 4.5)
6. SAP (#11, Rating: 4.5)
7. Salesforce (#15, Rating: 4.5)
8. LinkedIn (#21, Rating: 4.5)
9. DocuSign (#22, Rating: 4.4)
10. NVIDIA (#24, Rating: 4.4)
11. Fast Enterprises (#25, Rating: 4.4)
12. Paylocity (#29, Rating: 4.4)
13. Intuit (#30, Rating: 4.4)
14. Adobe (#31, Rating: 4.4)
15. VMware (#33, Rating: 4.4)
16. Concur (#34, Rating: 4.4)
17. Microsoft (#39, Rating: 4.4)
18. Ellie Mae (#40, Rating: 4.4)
19. Yardi Systems (#42, Rating: 4.4)
20. Zillow (#57, Rating: 4.3)
21. Kronos Incorporated (#63, Rating: 4.3)
22. Yahoo (#65, Rating: 4.3)
23. Arm (#66, Rating: 4.3)
24. Guidewire (#68, Rating: 4.3)
25. CDW (#81, Rating: 4.3)
26. Apple (#84, Rating: 4.3)
27. Cisco Systems (#89, Rating: 4.3)
28. Ceridian (#92, Rating: 4.3)
The dark side of the industry
In spite of the excellent qualifications that their employees give to the technology companies, there are still many reports that denounce injustice conditions within them. For example, many of the big companies like the tech giant Google, Facebook and Apple, have had incidents because of the supposed little diversity that exists among their employees. Although significant efforts have been made to increase the population of women, ethnic communities and minorities in general, there is still much to be done for the industry.
Additionally, the tech giant Apple was recently denounced by its employees in China, workers of Foxconn, the supplier of the company in Asia. According to some young ‘practitioners’ in that country, Foxconn forced them to work for 11 hours a day putting together an iPhone in a factory in Zhengzhou, China. This complaint ended in the company suspending extra work hours for employees.
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