Apple Plummets from 36 to 84 on Glassdoor’s ‘Best Places to Work’ List


We are all aware of the fact that Apple has always remained an extremely high rated and one of the most favourite employer, with an average of 4.3 out of 5 rating, when Glassdoor prepared the list of a rating that rose up minutely by only a 0.1 in comparison to the last year. Instead, numerous other technology-related companies superseded Apple in the race, such as Google (GOOG, GOOGL) at No. 5, HubSpot at No. 7, World Wide Technology at No. 8, Ultimate Software (ULTI) at No. 10, Yahoo at No. 65 and VM Ware (VMW) at No. 33.

Much to its gains, Facebook (FB) may have redeemed itself with the No. 1 spot on Glassdoor’s “100 Best Places to Work in the U.S.” this year, but Apple (AAPL) was lucked out . The tech giant from California,with headquarters in Cupertino, experienced its rank downhill by a serious of 48 spots from No. 36 to No. 84 on the same list.

A high number of Apple's employees, who participated anonymously  in the company's review of Glassdoor, stated the “pros” such as great benefits, great colleagues to work with and the ability to work from home. However, the so-called “cons” for working at Apple stated at a company that is “strapped for resources,” offers a meager work-life balance for a fraction, internal politics that make it difficult for some employees to move up the ladder, and high pressure to “deliver at a high standard with quick turnaround.”Some of the other mentioned reasons were- lack of free lunch for corporate employees — a commonplace Silicon Valley perk offered by companies like Facebook and Google — and Apple’s widely known “culture of secrecy.”

Apple’s downfall at Glassdoor’s list happened during an otherwise eventful year for the company, which performed efficiently in terms of finances. The tech giant has defeated the earnings expectations during its recently passed quarter. On the product end, 2017 also witnessed the 10th anniversary of its bestselling iPhone product line, as well as the launch of the long-awaited iPhone X. However, it had also been Back Taxed for $15 Billion by the Ireland government.

Reference- Yahoo News