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Google ranks Fortune's best company to work for, Apple not even in top 100

0. phoneArena 18 Jan 2013, 06:48 posted on

Fortune has just released its 2012 ranking of the best companies in the world to work for and for a fourth consecutive year Google took the top spot…

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posted on 18 Jan 2013, 06:53 11

1. papss (unregistered)


That's mightily impressive. I would love to have those things at my job. Question though, how do people get anything done with all that goodness in your backyard

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 07:17 4

8. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


True that!

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 10:10 6

20. roscuthiii (Posts: 2226; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


I think of the Office Space quote:

"Yeah, I just stare at my desk; but it looks like I'm working. I do that for probably another hour after lunch, too. I'd say in a given week I probably only do about fifteen minutes of real, actual, work."

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 14:41 5

31. AWiseGuy (Posts: 68; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


"Question though, how do people get anything done with all that goodness in your backyard"

You tell them:

"See all this goodness? Yeah, if you don't get your work done, you don't get ANY of that."

After that, you assign them to projects they'll enjoy and are good at so that they actually *want* to work on the project. Once that's taken care of, you give them mandatory time off to work on their own projects and BAM! you've got a business model that keeps your employees not only working but actually wanting to work.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 16:11 4

32. metalpoet (unregistered)


Id sell my soul just to be the janitor at Google! lol

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 17:39

45. juanyunis (Posts: 73; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)


big lol, but yes i can imagine people doing that haha.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 06:53 9

2. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I would love to be a fly on the wall at Apple just to see what it's like to work there.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 07:03 8

4. asulect (Posts: 131; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


With Apple's security, even a fly would not be able to get to their top secret labs. I doubt you can even get to their cafeteria.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 07:58 2

11. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14180; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Better than selling phones at a retailer who's losing market share every year.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 09:47 2

19. asulect (Posts: 131; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


Who is selling phone at a retailer who losing market share every year? Are you talking about that Sam Sung guy working for Apple retail store?

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 16:15

34. metalpoet (unregistered)


he's either talking about RadioShack Corp. or Best Buy

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 10:48 7

24. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4463; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Hey Mr Personal Attack! When did you get here?

Did he say anything negative about your precious? No, so what's with the preemptive strike?

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 11:18 5

26. Droiddoes (unregistered)


Is there no limit to your insanity? Christ man give it a rest.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 12:05 5

28. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Actually, Best Buy's mobile and computer divisions do quite well for themselves. It's the crap like appliances and DVDs which are dragging us down. Even if the rest of Best Buy dies (unlikely) the part I care about, the mobile division, will likely survive as a stand alone spinoff. I mean, there are already plenty standalone Best Buy Mobile stores, and they keep opening new ones, so they must be doing something right.

Did I just destroy your poorly thought out personal attack? Yes I did.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 17:27 2

39. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Kudos Sniggly...lol

I'm just surprised there arent more Apple fanboys claiming BS and other nonsense.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 16:13 3

33. metalpoet (unregistered)


and what pray tell do you do for a living that is so wonderful mr mxyjfkasfndgptltk?

And I work retail selling cellphones and I love my job!

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 08:13 4

14. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Its quite probable that working for apple could be realistically called being under a 'regime'. The induction process must be mind altering, literally. With the market share for apple starting to decrease further across markets outside the US those unfortunate apple staff will no doubt start to be put under the knuckle.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 06:57 9

3. Aeires (unregistered)


Foxconn, please take note.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 07:07 4

5. tech2 (Posts: 3476; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


I see what u did thr !!! :D

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 07:59 3

12. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14180; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Apple doesn't own Foxconn.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 08:15 6

15. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


No but it make sure it's workers are under a considerable amount of 'pressure' to churn out iPhones

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 08:16 6

16. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I don't think he said apple owned foxconn....

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 08:33 8

17. Aeires (unregistered)


Funny, I didn't even mention Apple. Your point?

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 16:16 6

35. metalpoet (unregistered)


Mxyzpltk, shut the f**k up!

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 07:15 2

6. tedkord (Posts: 12225; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Apple must have moved up the charts some now that its not headed up by a tyrant who stalks the halls berating and belittling people.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 07:15 2

7. reyenrique (Posts: 99; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


it look like apple is out of money to pride fortune`s ^-^

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 07:24

9. geniusjatt (Posts: 20; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


simply the best

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 07:54 2

10. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I like Google's workplace concept. If/when I start my own companies, it will be similar (though I had conceptualized such an idea after watching "Big" as a kid, way before google came about)

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 08:04 9

13. lyndon420 (Posts: 4559; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


No surprise here. Google is awesome.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 08:53 4

18. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Obviously Google >> Microsoft

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