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

Google ranks Fortune's best company to work for, Apple not even in top 100
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. The whole listing ranks 100 companies and curiously Google’s biggest rival in mobile does not even appear in the top 100.

As to why Google continues to be a place that makes employees happy, it is once again the company with the best benefits and business model that keeps employees motivated.


In this ranking you can see that there is no connection between the amount of cash and profits a company generates and its place. It’s all about employee happiness.

There a lot of companies from the mobile industry, with Qualcomm taking a notable 11th place and Intel at number 68. Interestingly, Microsoft falls behind all aforementioned standing at 75. Hit the source link below for the full ranking.

source: Fortune

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47 Comments

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

8. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

True that!

20. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 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."

31. AWiseGuy

Posts: 68; Member since: Oct 30, 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.

32. metalpoet unregistered

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

45. juanyunis

Posts: 73; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

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

2. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

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

4. asulect

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 27, 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.

11. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

19. asulect

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 27, 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?

34. metalpoet unregistered

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

24. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 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?

26. Droiddoes unregistered

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

28. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

39. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

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

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!

14. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 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.

3. Aeires unregistered

Foxconn, please take note.

5. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

I see what u did thr !!! :D

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Apple doesn't own Foxconn.

15. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

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

16. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

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

17. Aeires unregistered

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

35. metalpoet unregistered

Mxyzpltk, shut the f**k up!

6. tedkord

Posts: 17043; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

7. reyenrique

Posts: 99; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

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

9. geniusjatt

Posts: 21; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

simply the best

10. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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)

18. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Obviously Google >> Microsoft

27. MAXXtreme007

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

And Google>>>>>Apple!

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