The Strategist

Facebook and Google kicked out of the top 10 best US employers

12/13/2019 - 09:30

Technology giants Facebook and Google are no longer among the top ten US employers according to Glassdoor. Recently, there have been conflicts between employees and management in both companies.

Vince Smith
Vince Smith
Facebook and Google dropped out of the top ten of the annual “best places to work” ranking in the US according to Glassdoor, a job search service. HubSpot, the cloud-technology developer, took first place this year, the second one is occupied by Bain & Co, a consulting company, and third place belongs to DocuSign, an agreement-making process automation company.

In last year’s ranking, Facebook ranked 7th and Google - 8th. Over the past ten years, the company of Mark Zuckerberg has been in the first position three times, notes Bloomberg. However, it took only 23rd place this year. This is the worst indicator for the company since 2011, when it first appeared at the top of the rating, the agency said.

Google became the “best place to work” in 2015 and was in the top ten in the last eight years, Bloomberg notes. This year, however, the technology giant took only 11th place. Apple, previously stably in the top 25, took only 84th position. Amazon, which has never been known for its positive corporate culture, has not been on the list for 12 years, recalls Bloomberg.

One of the few technology companies that have grown in the ranking is Microsoft. For the year the company rose from 34 to 21 places.

Google has recently experienced several conflicts between management and employees. Workers, for example, accused the company of censorship due to the removal of memes in internal forums and claimed that management was following them. A Googlegeist survey by the company showed that CEO Sundar Pichai’s vision this year inspires 10% fewer employees than last year, Bloomberg reported.

Facebook last faced an internal conflict in October. More than 250 employees of the company signed a joint letter urging management to change the rules related to political advertising, The New York Times wrote. The company decided not to block such messages in cases where the information in them does not correspond to reality. In a letter, employees said that such an approach would not protect freedom of speech, but would allow politicians to turn the platform into a "weapon."