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.