Facebook, Google Drop In Best-Places-To-Work Rankings

After another year of controversies, some tech titans are losing their luster among existing and potential employees.

That’s according to Glassdoor’s latest annual rankings of “best places to work,” which showed Facebook and Google lost their long-held top-10 positions this year.

Suffering the steepest decline, Facebook fell from seventh place last year to 23rd this year.

Among other issues, the social giant is likely suffering from a perception among some professionals that its core services are contributing to society’s ills. Yet many of the reviews on Facebook’s profile on Glassdoor focus on more practical matters.

“Facebook does not have the best people managers,” according to one ex-employee. “If you join a team with a bad manager, your work-life balance will be horrible.”

Meanwhile, after eight years on Glassdoor’s top-10 list, Google fell to 11 in the rankings, this year.

Yet not all tech companies underperformed this year.

Credited by one employee as working hard to create a “truly diverse and inclusive work environment,” HubSpot was ranked as the best place to work in 2019.

Employee diversity is an issue that tech companies have long struggled with — Facebook especially. Indeed, a former employee accused Facebook of not doing enough to support African-Americans among its ranks last year.

Bucking the trends among decline tech companies, Microsoft actually saw its star rise from 34th place last year to 21st this year.

Just behind Google, LinkedIn came in at No. 12 in the rankings this year, which represented a decline from 6th place last year.

Other tech companies that made this year’s list included Salesforce at 34, Slack at 69, Apple at 84.

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