Survey: Google Pays Less, Harder Interviews But Better Place To Work Than At Facebook

Glassdoor has released their 2012 survey of best places to work in 2012 and Google has beat Facebook for the first time in four years in that survey.

Google scored a 3.9 overall by their employees while Facebook scored a 3.7. In 2011 Facebook scored a 4.2 and Google scored a 4.1. Although Facebook employees earn about $3,000 more on average than Google employees and although the interview process is harder at Google than Facebook, Googlers in 2012 are more happy with their company than Facebook.

Googlers seem to complain less about long hours and work/life balance issues than Facebook. I guess that comes with Facebook still being in a pre-IPO phase. While Googlers complain more about salary and compensation. Also, more Googlers approve of their CEO when compared to Facebook employees.

Here is the Infographic sent out by Glassdoor on the survey results:

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  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/lanceheiskell Lance Heiskell

    Attributed link to embiggen? The text in the resized inforgraphic, to fit in the article space, is blurry. Eyes went wonky for a bit there.

  • http://profiles.google.com/cam.beyer Cameron Beyer

    http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/infographic-jobwars-jpeg.jpg?w=640 I did a Google reverse-image search with the one from this article, hit all sizes, and found this as the biggest one.  Still seems a little small, though (make sure you click to zoom in, as the link is to a .jpg and will resize to fit the screen initially).

  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/lanceheiskell Lance Heiskell

     Found the source: Here’s the embiggen file with easy to read large text from GlassDoor’s blog: http://www.glassdoor.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/Infographic.-JobWars.-PNG.png

  • http://www.rustybrick.com/barry Barry Schwartz

    Glassdoor didn’t have a link on their site when I wrote this.  Thanks for spotting it.

  • http://www.askforeman.com/ Stephen Foreman

    Interesting read. Based on other articles I have read over the last couple of weeks, I wonder if Google continue to push Google + whether employees will still feel as happy with the direction of the comany one year from now. It’s intersting the decrease in Work/Life balance over the last 3 years, I wonder if this is an economies of scale issue where they now have a lot more employees who aren’t as passionate about the company as the original team and first few waves of eager recruits.

  • http://twitter.com/Tickets_mate Ticketsmate

    You nailed it dude. great post.

  • http://twitter.com/MaryKayLofurno Mary Kay Lofurno

    All of this falls by the way side if you have a bad boss…does not matter how good the company is — learn how to decode and assess the hiring manager before you say yes to that job.  

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