For more than a decade, Apple was considered one of the best places to work, as it consistently ranked at the top of Glassdoor’s 100 Best Places to Work rankings. But Glassdoor’s 2023 rankings just came out, and surprisingly, Apple is off that list.
As pointed out by CNBC, two major tech companies are missing from Glassdoor’s 2023 list of the 100 Best Places to Work: Apple and Meta. More precisely, the two companies did not perform well on Glassdoor’s rankings last year.
In 2021, Meta was 11th and Apple was 31st. However, by 2022, the companies have dropped significantly to 47th and 56th respectively. Glassdoor rankings are based on reviews posted on the platform by employees of these companies. For the 2023 ranking, Glassdoor analyzed his “hundreds of thousands” of companies with more than 1,000 employees between his October 2021 and October 2022.
Glassdoor’s chief economist Daniel Zhao said the absence of Apple and Meta from this year’s ranking is “quite shocking.” For example, Apple has been in the rankings for the last 15 years, while Meta (formerly Facebook) has been on the list since his 2011, and he has been number one in the past.
I’m not saying Meta and Apple are bad places to work.
Economists argue that Apple and Meta have faced challenges in recent years when it comes to dealing with employees, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, Apple has a stricter remote work policy than other Silicon Valley companies. Many key employees left the company because he had to be in person at least three days a week.
Meanwhile, Meta has announced mass layoffs in November 2022. 13% of Meta’s employees have been laid off, and the company’s bottom line is declining. Of course, this has caused employees who continue to work there to worry about the possibility of further mass layoffs. Meta revenue declined 4% in the third quarter of 2022 to $27.71 billion.
While many businesses are struggling following the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing wars, some are coping with the situation better than others, not to mention inflation affecting the entire world. increase. When it comes to employee management, Apple and Meta seem to struggle more than their competitors.
Way back in May 2022, Apple’s director of machine learning, Ian Goodfellow, left the company after disagreeing with the in-person work policy. In 2021, multiple of his Apple executives also left the company due to Apple’s back-to-office policy. Apple is unwilling to relax its remote work policies while other companies are doing so, so it’s no surprise that employees are unhappy with the company.
Unfortunately, last year Apple was accused by a number of employers of not doing its best to handle reports of workplace sexual harassment. If Apple is unwilling to change the way it operates, it will likely continue to lose talent and the good opinion employees have of the company.
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