By Jena McGregor | Washington Post
Glbaddoor launched its tenth annual list of the best workplaces reviewed by employees on Wednesday, and Facebook ranks number 1, topping the list for the first time since 2013.
It is the eighth consecutive year The social media giant has made it to the list, known as Employees & # 39; Choice Awards, since its inception in 2009, when Facebook had just launched the "Like" button and had "only" 360 million users. (Today there are more than 2 billion.)
But three companies can beat that record with an appearance each of the last 10 years, according to Glbaddoor: Google, Apple and management consulting firm Bain & Co. Only two of Those, Google and Bain, have been in the top 25 each year, with Bain in the top five each year that Glbaddoor has made the list. (The consulting giants McKinsey and Boston Consulting Group are following closely, becoming the first 25 in nine of the last 10 years)
Google, of course, is known to be a very copied trend maker for technology companies about benefits for employees and workplace benefits; Bain receives good reviews from Glbaddoor users not only for its benefits and employees, but also for its global CEO, Bob Bechek, who was the top executive of employees on a Glbaddoor list in 2016.
To obtain a list where it scores in the scores between No. 1 and No. 100 – Glbaddoor expanded its list of 50 companies this year – it's only four tenths of a point on a five-point scale, looking at the repeating artists can be more revealing about the opinion of the employees about where it falls from one year to the next. The Facebook rating is 4.6, for example, while Bayada Home Health Care (No. 100) received 4.2. The average company reviewed in Glbaddoor received a 3.3.
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Companies can also make abrupt changes from year to year in terms of their clbadification when the difference in their scores is quite small. For example, Apple this year appeared at No. 84, receiving a 4.3. Last year, it ranked 36th, with a rating that was actually slightly lower, at 4.2.
Meanwhile, companies are commonly added or removed from the list. This year, there were 40 new companies in the ranking of 100 companies, including Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, T-Mobile and Adidas. And the cross-industry list compares very different organizations: global corporations such as SAP (# 11) and Delta Air Lines (# 17) are interspersed with health care apparel (St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, No. 9) and organizations such as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (No. 19).
This year, the company that completed the top five, in addition to perennial favorites Facebook, Bain, Boston Consulting Group and Google, was In-N-Out Burgers, the restaurant chain that has been on the list five times.
The winners, says Glbaddoor, decide using a patented algorithm based on anonymous reviews of employees volunteering through the Glbaddoor site. Gather the opinions of the workers on the pros and cons of working in the company, its CEO and issues such as compensation and benefits. A company must have at least 75 Glbaddoor qualifications and at least 1,000 employees to be considered for the primary list.
Glbaddoor also produces a list of the best qualified small and medium workplaces, as well as clbadifications in four other countries: Canada, Great Britain, France and Germany. For the first time, two companies, Microsoft and SAP, were included in the five world rankings.
Glbaddoor was not the only organization to publish a ranking of workplaces on Wednesday. The Association for Public Service also launched its annual list, with NASA, the Department of Human Health Services and the Department of Commerce occupying the first positions among the large agencies of the federal government. Meanwhile, the Department of the Air Force, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Homeland Security obtained the lowest clbadifications, although the DHS figures were also the most improved, with an increase of 6.2 percentage points from of 2016.