Glassdoor launched its 10th annual listing of the best-reviewed workplaces by workers on Wednesday, and Fb is ranked No. 1, topping the listing for the primary time since 2013.
It’s the eighth yr in a row the social media large has landed on the listing, often known as the Staff’ Alternative Awards, because it was began in 2009, again when Fb had simply launched the “Like” button and had “solely” 360 million customers. (At this time there are greater than 2 billion.)
However three firms can truly high that document with an look every of the previous 10 years, in accordance with Glassdoor: Google, Apple and the administration consulting agency Bain & Co. Solely two of these — Google and Bain — have been within the high 25 annually, with Bain among the many high 5 yearly Glassdoor has achieved the listing. (Consulting giants McKinsey and Boston Consulting Teams are shut behind, making the highest 25 in 9 of the previous 10 years.)
Google, after all, is understood for being a much-copied trendsetter for know-how firms on worker advantages and office perks; Bain will get good evaluations from Glassdoor customers not just for its advantages and workers, however for its worldwide managing director, Bob Bechek, who was the highest-rated chief govt by workers on a Glassdoor listing in 2016.
For a listing the place the distinction in scores between No. 1 and No. 100 — Glassdoor expanded its listing from 50 firms this yr — is just 4 tenths of a degree on a five-point scale, taking a look at repeat performers could also be extra telling about worker opinion than the place it falls from yr to yr. Fb’s score is four.6, for example, whereas Bayada Dwelling Well being Care (No. 100) obtained a four.2. The common firm reviewed on Glassdoor obtained a three.three.
Firms may make wild swings from one yr to the subsequent by way of their rating when the distinction of their scores is definitely fairly small. As an illustration, Apple this yr appeared at No. 84, receiving a four.three. Final yr, it ranked at No. 36, with a score that was truly barely decrease, at four.2.
In the meantime, firms are generally added or fall off the listing. This yr, there have been 40 new firms to the rating of 100 firms, together with Kimpton Motels & Eating places, T-Cell and Adidas. And the cross-industry listing compares very totally different organizations: International firms like SAP (No. 11) and Delta Air Traces (No. 17) intermingle with well being care outfits (St. Jude Kids’s Analysis Hospital, No. 9) and organizations like The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (No. 19).
This yr, the corporate that rounded out the highest 5, along with perennial favorites Fb, Bain, Boston Consulting Group and Google, was In-N-Out Burgers, the restaurant chain that’s been on the listing 5 instances.
Winners, Glassdoor says, are determined utilizing a proprietary algorithm based mostly on nameless worker evaluations which might be supplied voluntarily via Glassdoor’s web site. It pulls collectively staff’ opinions on the professionals and cons of working on the firm, their CEO and points like compensation and advantages. An organization should have a minimum of 75 rankings on Glassdoor and a minimum of 1,000 workers to be thought-about for the first listing.
Glassdoor additionally produces a listing of the best-rated small- and medium-size workplaces, in addition to rankings in 4 different international locations: Canada, Britain, France and Germany. For the primary time, two firms — Microsoft and SAP — had been listed on all 5 international rankings.
Glassdoor wasn’t the one group to launch a rating of workplaces on Wednesday. The Partnership for Public Service additionally launched its annual listing, with NASA, the Division of Well being Human Companies and the Division of Commerce taking the highest spots amongst massive federal authorities companies. In the meantime, the Division of the Air Drive, the Division of Veterans Affairs and the Division of Homeland Safety obtained the bottom rankings — although the numbers for DHS had been additionally essentially the most improved, rising 6.2 share factors from 2016.