Apple loses some of its shine for workers


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Work life isn't perfect inside the spaceship.
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Working at Apple isn’t quite all its cracked up to be in 2017, based on the latest rankings from Glassdoor that show Apple dropping to its lowest spot ever.

The iPhone-maker has fallen to the 83 spot in Glassdoor’s annual Best Places to Work rankings. Anonymous employee reviews are the basis of the rankings. This is the first time Apple has dropped below the 36th spot since the website started them in 2009.

Last year Apple hit its previous low mark of 36. The company has only cracked the top 10 one year and that was back in 2012.

Facebook was ranked as the number one place to work heading into 2018. The social network placed in second last year. Bain & Company, Boston Consulting Group and In-N-Out Burger rounded out the top four while Google placed fifth.

The rankings are based on Glassdoor’s algorithm that assesses the quantity, quality, and consistency of company reviews. Apple scored a 4.3 rating out of 5 over the last year.

A couple of other tech companies beat out Apple in the rankings. Linkedin (21), NVidia (24), Adobe (31), Microsoft (39) and Yahoo (65) all topped Apple.

  • TrueNorth_Steve✓ᴰᴱᴾᴸᴼᴿᴬᴮᴸᴱ

    apple has become a pro democratic – sexually confusing and race dividing company – who wants to work there? Tim Cook should retire – take personal beliefs and leave, the company is way behind on the Mac line.. bring in a leader who is more interested in growing the company and its mac line.

    • Mlambert890

      Nice try fitting yet another story into the right wing “culture war” lens through which *everything* is seen, but no.

      84 out of 100 is still excellent and the reviews show it. Apple has always had workplace issues relative to the other tech giants and they have nothing to do with that list of specious dog whistles.

      “Growing the Mac line” makes *0* sense in a world that has *long since* shifted to mobile. Maybe you’ve noticed that traditional form factor sales, including laptops, do nothing but shrink while mobile form factors grow. So 100% wrong again there.

      • TrueNorth_Steve✓ᴰᴱᴾᴸᴼᴿᴬᴮᴸᴱ

        its december 6th – can’t order iMac Pro, Mac Pro is 5 yrs old – mac mini is another.. not everyone wants an iPad.

      • ducktails

        Apple said the iMac Pro would be available in December…that didn’t necessarily mean December 5th. It could mean December 31st and that would still follow what Apple said, the iMac Pro is available in December. Mac mini is a very low sale product for Apple. I hope all of you whiners are going to go out and actually get a Mac mini once Apple releases one.

    • JohnnyF1ve

      This was my exact thought. Tim Cook is using Apple as a battering ram for his personal ideologies, and it’s ruining the company culture.

      That, and Apple has made some serious hardware missteps over the last 5-6 years. They’re not delighting and surprising like they used to.