The folks over at Glassdoor
released the results of its annual 2012 Employees’ Choice awards and turns out, Apple has cracked the top 10 list of the best companies to work for. Apple has garnered a “Satisfied” rating of 3.9 out of 5 as pointed out by MacNN
. Last year, Apple placed 20th in the survey with a score of 3.7 and previously came in 22nd place in 2010.
The companies that came on top included Bain & Company coming in first place followed by McKinsey & Company coming in second. The company which came in first place last year, Facebook, came in third this year with a score of 4.3, while Google came in fifth place with a score of 4.0. Of the top five companies, Bain employees mentioned the sense of teamwork at the company made it the best company to work for, while Facebook employees said they enjoyed the deep “entrepreneurial environment” of the company.
A 20-question company survey was used by Glassdoor
to determine employees’ attitudes in the following categories: "Career Opportunities, Communication, Compensation & Benefits, Employee Morale, Recognition & Feedback, Senior Leadership, Work/Life Balance, and Fairness & Respect" for over 65,000 firms.
Apple has had a rapidly growing workforce over the years, one that is needed to keep up with its expanding business. As of September, the company was known to have 60,400 full-time employees up from 49,400 in fiscal 2010. Nearly 60% of Apple’s workers are also noted to be a part of its thriving global retail business. Steve Jobs mentioned in June that the company seems to have “grown like a weed” and has struggled to find space for its employees in Cupertino, California and neighboring cities. As of right now, the company is planning a massive circular spaceship-like office building in Cupertino that will house as many as 13,000 of its employees.
I can't say its ironic that Apple continues to move up the place as there are definitely perks to being an Apple employee but at the same time, it is a bit unexpected granted the strict rules employees must follow. Being someone who writes about Apple news, I for one know I would be unable to work at Apple, based on the leaked guidelines
. What about you? Is Apple a place you’d like to work at? Share any thoughts and opinions below!