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Google ranks second best place to work for in the world, Microsoft is fifth

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Google ranks second best place to work for in the world, Microsoft is fifth
Google and Microsoft made it into the top five of the best international places to work for. Google was the second best place for work, and Microsoft ranked fifth, according to the annual Great Places To Work listing focusing on surveying employee opinion and audits.

Google for example was described as feeling more like “home” than most other places, and Microsoft employees described the company as “truly caring about their employees.”

“They have developed work cultures that align with their business, encourage innovation and support their employees both personally and professionally, and that accomplishment deserves to be recognized," Robert Levering, co-founder of Great Place to Work, said.

A few other tech companies made it into the top 25 including Intel, but Apple did not make it. You can hit the source below to check out the full list.

source: Great Place to Work via Business Insider

A nap pod in a Google office isolates you from sound and visual disruptions.

A nap pod in a Google office isolates you from sound and visual disruptions.


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posted on 15 Nov 2012, 07:53 1

1. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


i wanna nap pod....but on the other hand one reason why apple didnt make it FOXCONN

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 08:31 3

10. dickwyn (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 May 2012)


who's first

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 09:07 14

12. Danre (Posts: 85; Member since: 02 Sep 2012)


Apple is first in world worst place to work.
It make you feel like working in hell.

Anyway Google is in second and I hope it will be first in next year.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 11:21

17. AamirSIII (banned) (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Oct 2012)


its not apple u stupid f***... 1st is SAS Institute

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 11:26 11

18. lyndon420 (Posts: 1707; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Learn to read...then learn how to bitch.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 12:14 4

21. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1064; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


yeah the joke's on you!

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 12:15 6

22. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1064; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


With the way Apple's attitude is shaping upthey will probably never make it into that list!

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 07:55 7

2. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


Apple was not included in the ranking at all, but thanks to the fanboys here it still will be mentioned in every second comment.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 07:56 3

3. Aeires (unregistered)


Doesn't surprise me, they create a fun environment that stimulates creative thought. Insanely difficult to get a job there though, you have to be tops in your field to get through the interview process.

I would imagine Apple will be getting better now that Tim is in charge. Under Steve, the pressure was intense and the level of secrecy was draconian. Time will tell.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 08:02 2

4. seesharp88 (Posts: 19; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


"I hate apple I hate apple I hate apple. They are detrimental to the mobile industry due to lack of innovation, which is fuelled by so many iFans fueling the fire...."

Haha. Take a look at all first three comments. Specifically TheLibertine... THIS ARTICLE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH APPLE! You hit on Apple but are the direct ones who raise the profile and give free advertising. Get off your high horse.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 08:09 6

7. Aeires (unregistered)


"A few other tech companies made it into the top 25 including Intel, but Apple did not make it."

In case you missed that in the article.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 08:12 1

8. seesharp88 (Posts: 19; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


I didn't. I guess you could say the writer of this article is doing the same thing.
The point I was making, is that people need to stop comparing every single thing to apple. In EVERY context.

Its like me bringing up Hitler in every political conversation I have..

not that I am comparing Apple to Hitler haha

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 09:20 1

13. Danre (Posts: 85; Member since: 02 Sep 2012)


Apple is one of the largest tech company and one of the most profitable company also.

and top companies(best place to work) are in same field.

So, people expect that atleast Apple should make in top 25 companies.

Now,do you understand why people compare Apple with other companies.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 12:18 1

23. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


Top companies = best place to work? Talk about weird logics...

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 12:35 1

24. Aeires (unregistered)


Actually it's not too weird. It's been proven many times that moral has an affect on end productivity. If you're a top company, chances are the working conditions are better. That's not an absolute by any means (cough, Foxconn, cough), but successful companies have more capital and can afford to take things like human comfort and company image into consideration.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 08:02 12

5. wendygarett (unregistered)


I'm glad that Google is in the top 25 :)
But McDonald? WTF how can a junk food company can on top 25 :(

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 08:07 2

6. lzsbleach (Posts: 155; Member since: 20 May 2012)


LOL I dont understand that either; My brother works for McDonald's and from what he tells me, it doesn't seem like a place I will ever work.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 10:49 2

16. tech2 (Posts: 1844; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


LOL I know. I worked for Mcdonalds too.

The thing is that these companies that determine these rankings focus only things which are tangible like Mcdonald's employees are mostly students so they offer flexibility and give employee discounts and coupons on thousands of companies (literally) and good no. of paid holidays (in UK). However, being an external party to judge they can't comment on the working culture as one has to actually work there inorder to factor them in their survey.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 11:49 2

20. Googlethis (Posts: 168; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Mcdonalds is a terrible place to work but suprisingly enough a great place to be on a diet and excersise if you work there.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 08:25 1

9. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Where is Gallitoking.... Wonder him and Mxyzptlk will say?

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 11:27 1

19. lyndon420 (Posts: 1707; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Who really cares?

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 08:42 1

11. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2993; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


People should survey more for articles like this...
We know who's who and what's what in between the company innards.
Not surprised that Apple failed!

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 09:27

14. ahomad (Posts: 138; Member since: 15 May 2012)


I see 20 out the 25 companies are from the US, did they look at other countries or just mentioned couple to say that they did?

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 10:27

15. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


Microsoft employees described the company as “truly caring about their employees.”

I got to say I didn't really believe that...

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 14:57 1

25. haseebzahid (Posts: 1812; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


lol i thought FOXCON is on top of the list

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 15:54

26. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


Thank a very good one! A thumb up from me!

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