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Facebook's reputation as an employer is really suffering

Facebook's reputation as an employer is really suffering

One Googler in NY notes that the company's growing pains include "bureaucracy, slow to respond to market threats, bloated teams, cross-divisional tension, though nothing remotely approaching Microsoft's internal tension".

Luckily, one of the world's largest job and recruiting sites Glassdoor has just released its benchmark list of the best places to work in Britain.

The Top-100 list by Glassdoor is for large organisations or those with at least 1,000 employees.

Workers cited "outstanding compensation" and the work environment as benefits.

Management consulting firm Bain & Company reclaimed the top spot after taking No. 1 two years ago. LinkedIn now ranks above Facebook, as does Zoom Video Communications, which earned second place.

Zoom was founded in 2011.

Bain & Company took the No. 1 spot overall for the fourth time.

Pay is also a plus at In-N-Out.

Facebook's employees have also spoken out about workplace issues.

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

The company offers a cloud-based "centralized hub" for help managing projects and teams. One of the reviews by an Anglian Water Asset Delivery Manager (Lincoln, England UK) said: "The workforce is clearly proud, passionate and really cares about the work they do, which results in a really positive culture and working environment".

The company, although headquartered in Boston, has more than 90 locations in 50 countries.

The big tech companies actually don't fare all that well in the list of best places to work. It rose a number of spots from last year's ranking of 21. Google also fell in the ranks compared to previous year, although it only dropped three spots compared to Facebook's six, now coming in at number eight.

It is possible that Facebook slipped in the list this year because of all the controversies that have surrounded it.

Facebook has suffered a recent string of high-profile missteps, pertaining to data privacy and potential biases.

Other tech companies to made the top 100 were: Salesforce (No. 11), HubSpot (No. 16), DocuSign (No. 17), Ultimate Software (No. 18), Paylocity (No. 20), Fast Enterprises (No. 26), SAP (No. 27), Adobe (No. 30), Compass (No. 32), Microsoft (No. 34), Nvidia (No. 36), Intuit (No. 38), TaskUs (No. 40), Cengage (No. 41), Kronos Incorporated (No. 44), VMware (No. 51), AppDynamics (No. 58), Paycom (No. 62), Cisco Systems (No. 69), Apple (No. 71), NetApp (No. 82), HP Inc. The search giant's ranking is also down from fifth place in 2018. In the first quarter of 2018, Facebook's employee satisfaction rating was at 4.6. Reviews are submitted by current and former employees.

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal last month citing an internal survey at Facebook, just over half of Facebook employees (52 per cent) said they were optimistic about the future of the social networking platform - down by 32 per cent a year ago. And even if companies launch internal campaigns to get employees to fill out reviews, he says that won't stop the people who aren't happy from complaining.


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