Facebook Ranked #3, Google #5 For Best Places To Work

Glassdoor.com, a job and career web site, announced their annual best places to work in 2012 study.

Facebook tops Google with the number 3 listing, whereas Google moved up for their 2011 spot of 30 to number 5. In 2010 Google was rated number 14, and in 2009 Google was rated number 7.

Glassdoor.com developed a 20-question company survey that captures employees’ attitudes about: Career Opportunities, Communication, Compensation & Benefits, Employee Morale, Recognition & Feedback, Senior Leadership, Work/Life Balance, and Fairness & Respect. This survey is what makes up the final score for where a company is ranked.

Google’s overall score was a 4.0, whereas Facebook scored a 4.3. Google’s CEO had a 92% approval rating and Facebook’s CEO scored a 89% approval ratings from their employees.

I should note, while Google had 99 ratings, Facebook only had 28.

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  • http://www.mrjon.es Matt Jones

    But these seem to be last year’s results, the new ones are the “2012″ rankings:

    http://www.glassdoor.com/Best-Places-to-Work-LST_KQ0,19.htm

  • http://www.seroundtable.com/ Barry Schwartz

    Fixed.

  • http://mklofurno mklofurno

    I am sorry but I am very cynical of these types of rankings. Case and point, I one interviewed with a company that had supposedly won the Boston Globe’s and Adage’s top place to work.

    Once I went to the interview, met with the VP. This person touted how it was a great place to work — since apparently Google had come in and showed them how they hire people.

    Without getting too specific, I immediately came home, emailed the recruiter to say I was NOT interested. Ironically, recently, there was an article in Forbes that talked about bad bosses and how to identify a bad boss http://www.forbes.com/sites/stephaniechristensen/2011/12/11/5-ways-to-spot-a-bad-boss-in-an-interview/

    There is a site where you can go and see if a boss has a bad “rap’. I went on this site, put the person’s name in and sure enough, someone had posted about this person being a bad boss.

    You can work at the best company in world but if you don’t have a good boss its not going to matter too much.

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