Apple employees have ranked the company as one of the 10 best places to work in the fourth annual Glassdoor.com Employee’s Choice Awards for 2012. The report also showed that newly ordained CEO Tim Cook fared well with a 96% approval rating.
Apple ranked 10th of 50 companies with a 3.9 out of 5.0 company rating which equates to a “satisfied” appraisal from employees. First place Bain & Company (a Boston-based management consulting company) had a 4.7 company rating (equating to “very satisfied”) and a CEO approval rating of 96%.
Notable tech companies include 3rd ranked Facebook with a 4.3 company rating and 89% CEO approval rating for Mark Zuckerberg. 6th ranked Google earned a company rating of 4.0 and a CEO approval rating of 92% for Larry Page. The highest CEO approval rating was 100% for 2nd place McKinsey & Company’s Dominic Barton.
Glassdoor 2012 Top Ten Rankings
These rankings shifted significantly from the 2011 results which found Facebook in the number one spot, Apple at number 20, and Google down in 30th place.
Apple employees had a few things to say about the company. One person, who gave the company a 4.0 rating, said about Apple that, “I’ve been there for 11 years, and I am still going to work everyday, we work on things people really love.” On the more critical side, another employee who gave the company a 2.0 rating, said, “fun at first, politics at the end.” Positive comments clearly outnumbered negative ones overall.
This data comes from an employee-completed, 20-question survey about their attitudes regarding Career Opportunities, Communication, Compensation & Benefits, Employee Morale, Recognition & Feedback, Senior Leadership, Work/Life Balance, and Fairness & Respect at their company. The Glassdoor ranking relies solely on the input from a company’s employees.
In addition to company and CEO ratings, the Glassdoor survey includes information on salaries, job openings, job interviews, photos, and reviews from current and former employees. You’ll need a free Glassdoor account to view all the information, or you can sign in using Facebook.