Glassdoor, a global leader in job and company insights, has announced the winners of its 15th annual Employees’ Choice Awards, which recognize the Best Places to Work 2023 in the United States and four other countries.
The site where employees can review their employers anonymously did not include Meta or Apple in its top 100 list. Meta was ranked #47 last year, a significant drop from #11 in 2021. Similarly, Apple ranked #56 last year after ranking #31 in 2021.
Daniel Zhao, a lead economist at Glassdoor, says Apple and Meta’s absence from this year’s list is “pretty striking.” “Apple has been on the list for the last 15 years, since the list’s inception,” Zhao tells CNBC Make It. “And then Meta has been on the list since 2011, and it’s actually been number one in the past … That’s not to say that Meta and Apple are bad places to work, they just have fallen a little bit given how competitive the list is this year.”
What’s more, Zhao says that both companies have been “facing challenges” that could play a role in their nonappearance.
Glassdoor analyzed anonymous reviews posted by employees on the platform to compile the list. Between October 19, 2021, and October 17, 2022, they considered “hundreds of thousands” of companies with 1,000 or more employees. The winners were ranked based on their overall Glassdoor rating on a 5-point scale, with 1.0 being extremely dissatisfied and 5.0 being extremely satisfied.
Gainsight ranks first, Box ranks second, Bain & Company ranks third, McKinsey & Company ranks fourth, NVIDIA ranks fifth, MathWorks ranks sixth, Boston Consulting Group ranks seventh, Google ranks eighth, ServiceNow ranks ninth, and In-N-Out Burger ranks tenth.
The sources for this piece include an article in CNBC.