Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Facebook Drops From 1st to 7th for Best Place to Work

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Ginger Lawrence | 07 December, 2018, 10:18

Unlike many awards related to the workplace, Glassdoor actually collate input from employees who voluntarily provide anonymous feedback on aspects about their job, work environment, and employer over the past year.

Facebook is now ranked No 7 - scoring 4.5 out of a flawless 5.

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The social networking company's ranking dropped from No. 1 for 2018 to No. 7 for 2019, according to Glassdoor's list of 100 best places to work in the U.S., which is determined by employee feedback.

Boston Consulting Group is global management consulting firm.

Facebook's year of controversy appears to have taken its toll on the company's consistent top ranking in Glassdoor's Best Places to Work list.

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Microsoft-owned LinkedIn, however, is at sixth place with a score of 4.5, read the information on the Glassdoor website.

The drop in Facebook's ranking comes after a rocky year for the company. The company has topped the list three out of 11 years. Google and Apple were the only other companies that have made the list each year since its inception. Of late, Google employees have reportedly protested against the company over various issues, including issues related to sexual harassment at work, or the company's controversial projects such Dragonfly that is supposedly a censored version of Google search engine for China.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai was scheduled to testify before lawmakers on Wednesday, but the hearing is postponed due to the funeral for former President George H.W. Bush. Some of these factors could be reasons why the rankings of the tech companies in the Glassdoor list are generally down this year.

"Work-life balance is bad", one employee wrote in a review.

Athletic apparel company Lululemon ranked ninth, with an employee rating of 4.4.

The New Year is usually the mark of a new start for most people. In its methodology, Glassdoor says it "is committed to the highest level of data integrity and reviews quality, including treating all employers equally, regardless of whether they are a customer of Glassdoor".