Facebook Inc dropped to the 23rd spot in Glassdoor's list of "Best Places to Work" in 2020 from the seventh it secured previous year, amid heightened regulatory scrutiny of the world's largest social network.
Facebook, which has been rated as the "best place to work" three times in the past 10 years, was ranked 23rd. Apple has been ranked the 84th best place to work. Reuters blames "heightened regulatory scrutiny" for the social network's fall, and Fortune notes some of the company's employees have pushed back on controversial leadership policies like not fact-checking political ads. In turn, their employees have recognised them as truly the Best Places to Work in 2020", said Christian Sutherland-Wong, Glassdoor president, chief operating officer and incoming chief executive officer "This year's winners stand out for providing exceptional career growth opportunities and encouraging work which is driven by impact and goal.
Apple Inc, once a consistent Top 25 finisher, was ranked 84th. The #1 company in the country to work for is Boston-based computer and software company Hubspot.
Bay Area companies regularly complain about the competition for talent in the region, and rankings like this can have a major affect on whether employees choose to move to one company or another.
Companies making their debut on the list include Dell Technologies, Slack and SurveyMonkey.
For those unaware, Glassdoor is a website where employees voluntarily provide anonymous feedback by completing a company review about their job, work environment, and employer over the past year.
Numerous big tech companies, including Facebook and Google, have been criticised this year for a myriad of issues, and in some cases, employees have publicly opposed executive decisions.
At Google, employees have protested against the company on a number of topics, including the company's "intimidation" tactics against worker organisers. A recent internal poll stated that fewer employees are inspired by CEO Sundar Pichai's vision than a year ago.