Facebook falls 16 spots on the 'Best Places to Work' list


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In the 2020 list, the top three places were taken by cloud computing software company HubSpot, management consulting firm Bain & Company, and DocuSign, which allows organizations to manage electronic agreements.

It’s been a long fall for Facebook. After topping the list in 2018, the Cambridge Analytica scandal saw it fall to number seven a year later. Now, following another 12 months filled with controversies, the social media giant is down to 23. It’s worth noting, however, that Facebook still has a 4.4 out of 5 rating, better than many other firms. “No day is ever alike and I get to tackle challenging problems surrounded by the best and brightest minds,” said an employee.

While things haven’t been as bad for Google, the 2015 winner, which spent the previous eight years in the top ten, is now at 11. But that’s still a lot better than Apple, which was 84th. As for Amazon—a company with a notorious reputation for its work conditions and culture—it failed to even make the list.

One of the big tech firms to see an improvement in the latest rankings was Microsoft, which was up 13 places to number 21. “I love the culture and the people here. We are always learning and have a can-do attitude,” wrote one worker.

The rankings are based on employee reviews and take into account eight factors, including compensation, benefits, culture, and senior management. To make the list, a company must have at least 1,000 employees and receive at least 75 ratings across the categories.

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Uncle Al

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Can't say I'm surprised. I think one of the factors that are not on the list is "company image" to the outside world and how it impacts employee's from how they are viewed by their friends. Peer pressure and peer acceptance are very big factors in the current generation and when these companies get the spotlight put on them for some of their antic's, there is a certain percentage of employee's that just don't want to be associated with that. Google, Amazon and Facebook have all had their share of public black eyes over the past year .....
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What people seem to miss is that a lot of these top companies pay squat. They entice you with these "awesome" benefits package. For example, let's take a look at Facebook.

I interviewed for a senior level role a couple of years ago. Starting pay was 80k. 80k. 80k in the Bay Area is below poverty. Facebook had boasted about their "neighborhood" which included any persons dream benefits:

But all this for 80k and a workhorse environment? Nope.

The interview was an insult to what I was currently making. Tbh, I don't know how these companies even make it to this list. Definitely made up and/or paid if you ask me.
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