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Facebook is the best place to work; Steve Ballmer, Amazon enjoy better approval ratings

Facebook is the best place to work; Steve Ballmer, Amazon enjoy better approval ratings

The workers have spoken: Facebook is the best place to work.

Glassdoor.com launched its fifth annual “Employees’ Choice Awards” which might be based mostly on the enter of almost 500,000 firm evaluations throughout the previous 12 months. Primarily based on features like office elements, profession alternatives, compensation, work/life stability and tradition, Facebook was rated as the high rated employer for the second 12 months.

Rounding out the high 5 best locations to work are McKinsey & CompanyRiverbed TechnologyBain & Company, and MD Anderson Cancer Center. Glassdoor additionally ranked the high tech corporations — 20 of them made the high 50 best locations to work listing — and Facebook held the high spot for the third consecutive 12 months. Subsequent got here Riverbed Technology, Google, National Instruments and LinkedIn.

After Glassdoor dropped some coal in their stockings last year, Amazon and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer bounced again this 12 months. Amazon was the “most improved tech firm,” growing their firm ranking (on a 5-point scale) from 2.9 to 3.5.

Ballmer, in the meantime, had the greatest change in CEO approval ranking, up 17 proportion factors for a 46 % approval ranking.

4 Seattle-based corporations made this 12 months’s high 50 listing: REI, Slalom Consulting, Costco and Starbucks.

There have been various issues Facebook workers mentioned they appreciated about working there: the alternative to influence a billion individuals, a dedication to the hacker tradition, belief in CEO Mark Zuckerberg and the perks that assist workers stability work and play.

Glassdoor, which compiles compensation information on tens of hundreds of corporations, landed $20 million in new funding from DAG Ventures; Benchmark Capital, Sutter Hill Ventures and Battery Ventures in October. Whole funding now stands at $42.2 million. The Sausalito, Calif.-based Glassdoor is rising quickly, with 13 million distinctive guests trying out the web site every month.

Beforehand on GeekWire: These 11 tech giants are paying software engineers on average $100,000 or more 

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