The ‘best places to work’ in America are dominated by tech companies — but these three Silicon Valley giants did not make the list


Zoe Han

Names were extracted from anonymous feedback of employees who actually work for these companies

Despite mass layoffs in the tech industry, a number of Silicon Valley giants dominate the new list of the best places to work in America.

About 41 of the top 100 largest companies on career site Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work list are technology companies, up slightly from 40 in 2022. The next most popular industries were consulting and finance, with seven companies each on the list. , followed by real estate, and 5 companies.

The names were extracted from anonymous feedback of employees who actually work for these companies. Employees complete a review describing their job, work environment, and the company as an employer over the past year.

Software company Gainsight comes first (4.7 out of 5), followed by cloud storage company Box (4.6), consulting firm Bain & Company (4.6), McKinsey & Company (4.6), and graphics cards. was. Nvidia (4.6) (NVDA), math computer software company MathWorks (4.6), Boston Consulting Group (4.6), Google parent company Alphabet (GOOGL) (4.6).

Rankings are based on overall employee feedback over the past year. The employee volunteers feedback and rates his employer on a range of subjects on a scale of 5 out of 5. This includes how satisfied they are with their employer as a whole, their CEO, and other issues such as career opportunities, compensation and benefits, culture and values, diversity and inclusion, and seniority. Management and work life balance. The average company rating on Glassdoor is 3.7.

In 2023, there will be more companies to drop off the list in 2023, including Facebook’s parent company Meta (META), which ranked 47th in 2022, and Zillow (Z), which ranked 54th in January 2022. There have been several major players. Apple (AAPL) ranked 56th. A difficult economic environment may be one reason why these Silicon Valley giants are off the list.

Over the past year, Meta laid off 11,000 employees, including bus drivers and janitors, citing macroeconomic headwinds to control costs. Zillow also announced layoffs of 300 of his employees, about 5% of his workforce. Apple laid off 100 contract workers in August after announcing hiring cuts to control costs, Bloomberg reported, citing sources close to the company. .

(Meta, Zillow, and Apple were not immediately available for comment.)

The company’s CEO, Christian Sutherland-Wong, said: , said in a statement.

Large companies on past and present lists share traits such as flexible work environments, excellent work-life balance, excellent health and benefits, transparent senior management and access to executives. .

The ranking is part of Glassdoor’s annual Employee Choice Awards, now in its 15th year, and includes half a dozen lists. Glassdoor also ranks “100 Best Places to Work” for large companies with 1,000 or more employees, “50 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work” for small employers, and publishes a list of

“Looking into 2023, we will see companies focus on employee mental health and wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, competitive benefits and flexible work environments,” Sutherland-Wong said. It is encouraging,” he added.

-Zoe Han

 

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01-15-23 1231ET

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