Facebook and Other Tech Companies are becoming Less Attractive to Work
Facebook and other tech companies are becoming less attractive to work than in previous years. This must be apparent from the annual ranking of the Glassdoor site, where people can post a review from their employer.
HubSpot, 16th last year, will be the most popular employer in 2019. The software company is followed by consultant Bain & Company (who you know as the new employer of Dominique Leroy) and by DocuSign, which makes electronic signatures.
Facebook fell from place 7 to place 23, and Google dropped from 8 to 11. Two years ago, Facebook was still the most popular employer. Google has consistently been in the top ten for the past eight years. In 2015, the company was even first in the ranking. The companies have many baiters, such as free meals, free transport between home and work, open laundries and play areas.
However, employees are not satisfied with that. Google employees are angry about tackling sexual misconduct, dealing with trade unions and a few controversial projects, such as artificial intelligence for the US army and the development of a censored search engine for the Chinese market.
In the meantime, Facebook is moving from one political scandal to another. Facebook leadership, in particular, gets low marks. Facebook employees are also unhappy about the balance between work and private life.
Other tech giants are also no longer in demand. Apple, once a regular customer for the top 25, was 71st last year and is now 84th. Amazon has not reached the top 100 for the twelfth year in a row. LinkedIn dropped from 6 to 12, Salesforce from 11 to 34.
There are, however, exceptions. For example, Microsoft rose from 34 to 21 and chipmaker Nvidia from 36 to 20. Slack arrives new at 69.