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Facebook Named The Best Company to Work For

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Google named 6th on the list, while Apple settles for 34th place.

Company review site Glassdoor has released its annual report of the 50 best companies to work for, with Facebook topping the list.

Based on comments from employees in a number of companies, nearly half a million reviews were submitted that rated employers on several factors: career opportunities, salary and benefits, work and life balance, senior management, culture and values.

"The company's leadership truly believes in Facebook's mission to make the world more open and connected," a Facebook product manager told Glassdoor. "Teams are small and have a lot of autonomy, and it's amazing to see how much of a difference a single person can make at this place."

19 other technology companies have been included in the list, with the top 10 seeing Riverbed Technology being named the third best company to work for, with Google settling for No. 6, while National Instruments was No. 8.

Elsewhere, business social networking site LinkedIn was positioned at 14th place, while chip manufacturer Intel was No. 31 and Apple settled for No. 34.

"The Employees' Choice Awards are one of the highest honors a company can receive, as it is an authentic and tangible reflection of employee satisfaction," Glassdoor's CEO and co-founder Robert Hohman said in a statement. "Due to greater workplace transparency, information about what it's like to work at particular companies is becoming increasingly influential as job seekers and employees consider their next career move."

Google in particular, meanwhile, treats employees who have passed away better than some firms do with their living workers. Its "death benefits" pays the deceased's spouse (no matter how long they've been with the company) or domestic partner 50 percent of their salary for 10 years.

The deceased's stocks will be offered to the family as well. Each child of the employee receives $1,000 per month until the age of 19, or age 23 for full-time students.

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    lpedraja2002 , December 13, 2012 8:48 AM
    Facebook HQ:

    - Ping pong table
    - Snack aisle
    - Treadmill

    Google HQ:

    - Modern Gym
    - Pool
    - Big ass lunch room
    - Snack aisles
    - The walls are your drawing boards
    - You can take your pet to work
    etc. etc.

    That facebook video sucked in showing why its good to work at facebook. Google HQ looked like a freaking fun zone.
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    lpedraja2002 , December 13, 2012 8:48 AM
    Facebook HQ:

    - Ping pong table
    - Snack aisle
    - Treadmill

    Google HQ:

    - Modern Gym
    - Pool
    - Big ass lunch room
    - Snack aisles
    - The walls are your drawing boards
    - You can take your pet to work
    etc. etc.

    That facebook video sucked in showing why its good to work at facebook. Google HQ looked like a freaking fun zone.
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    sixdegree , December 13, 2012 8:55 AM
    Now, if only they made "Worst Company to Work For" list.
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    bin1127 , December 13, 2012 9:29 AM
    When the company depends on innovation (Google more than facebook) to be successful, a working environment that is free and doesn't stifle the mind is imperative to creativity. You can't do the same stuffing people into cubicles.

    Companies selling tangible products does not need freedom in the workplace. The bottom line comes from moving product and results can be attained from coercion or financial incentives. The accountant is not encouraged to expressed creativity along with other beaureaucrats. Which is why only CEO and directors does business on the golf course and your lunch room has stained carpets and creaking chairs.
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    Gundam288 , December 13, 2012 9:40 AM
    sixdegreeNow, if only they made "Worst Company to Work For" list.

    I think that title is one that EA holds.
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    madooo12 , December 13, 2012 11:32 AM
    maybe because you can view the private data for 1B, maybe spy on your friends (or previous friends)

    BTW where's MS
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    billgatez , December 13, 2012 11:32 AM
    lpedraja2002Facebook HQ:- Ping pong table- Snack aisle- TreadmillGoogle HQ:- Modern Gym- Pool- Big ass lunch room- Snack aisles- The walls are your drawing boards- You can take your pet to worketc. etc.That facebook video sucked in showing why its good to work at facebook. Google HQ looked like a freaking fun zone.

    I have to agree with Google being the better company.
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    beardguy , December 13, 2012 12:08 PM
    Still wouldn't work for them, based on principal.

    Plus no question in my min Facebook will fail, eventually.
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    beardguy , December 13, 2012 12:08 PM
    *mind
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    stevo777 , December 13, 2012 12:09 PM
    Facebook is probably fun as you never have to deal with customers=no customer service.
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    Anonymous , December 13, 2012 1:16 PM
    I don't have a Facebook account (if that's the right way to describe it) But, this article/video seems to me, to be propaganda for a company that is trying to extend is use-by-date.
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    f-14 , December 13, 2012 1:34 PM
    lpedraja2002Facebook HQ:- Ping pong table- Snack aisle- TreadmillGoogle HQ:- Modern Gym- Pool- Big ass lunch room- Snack aisles- The walls are your drawing boards- You can take your pet to worketc. etc.That facebook video sucked in showing why its good to work at facebook. Google HQ looked like a freaking fun zone.



    google just laid off half it's motorola work force, so there's going to be a lot of negative voting right there. oh plus the dupilcate divisions just being out right canned.

    as far as apple goes, 100,000 foxconn workers can't be wrong! what's the death toll at now?

    sixdegreeNow, if only they made "Worst Company to Work For" list.


    that would be the military, which ever ones are at war.the work place death rate makes even apples foxconn death toll numbers look fantastic! but as far as apples brain damage and not being able to breath vs losing an arm leg or an eye in the military, i'd take military any day.
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    f-14 , December 13, 2012 1:36 PM
    3EXTINCTI don't have a Facebook account (if that's the right way to describe it) But, this article/video seems to me, to be propaganda for a company that is trying to extend is use-by-date.


    certain toms personnel hold facebook stock which has done nothing but lose value from day 1. also their paid advertisers hold stock also.
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    burmese_dude , December 13, 2012 2:10 PM
    FoxConn got denied again... Come on, suicide rate is coming down a little for god sake. Doesn't that deserve a little credit?
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    burmese_dude , December 13, 2012 2:15 PM
    We're FoxConn.

    No better attractive slogan for a company to draw workforce than "We haven't had an employee kill himself in 2 months."

    What you got FB and Google? Free meal? Gym?
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    sonofliberty08 , December 13, 2012 2:21 PM
    SOHO self employ was the best company to work for :) 
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    RipperjackAU , December 13, 2012 2:33 PM
    lpedraja2002- Treadmill


    Otherwise known as... your Job at Facebook.
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    Max Collodi , December 13, 2012 3:32 PM
    sixdegreeNow, if only they made "Worst Company to Work For" list.

    They do.
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    sliem , December 13, 2012 3:44 PM
    Yes it's the best... because they don't do anything to get paid.
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    john15v16 , December 13, 2012 4:59 PM
    Quote:
    lpedraja2002 :

    - Treadmill

    Otherwise known as... your Job at Facebook.


    I'm still cracking up! :-)
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    svdb , December 13, 2012 7:32 PM
    FB and the Google likes are very good when you're under 30, not married and without kids. Change any of these parameters and you'll see opinions change.
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