Facebook pips Google for best tech company to work at

Facebook has become the best technology workplace in Silicon Valley, says BusinessInsider, pipping Google for the first time.

According to the updated list, published today by BusinessInsider and based off job review site Glassdoor's rankings, Facebook now reigns supreme over Google as the hottest place to work (they previously didn't meet the required level of 25 reviews), with a 92% approval rate of CEO Mark Zuckerberg and a 4.4 out of 5 rating. One employee labelled the company's environment "incredibly collaborative" and says it has managers who are "very hands off".

"The people here are both brilliant and humble, making for an incredibly collaborative environment for building awesome new stuff," one employer wrote on Glassdoor.

"Management process is also great - very hands off, lots of freedom to the engineers to work on what they are interested in, make important decisions. Lots of trust and responsibility in engineers."

Google -- renown for its luxury perks including free food and services -- has slipped to number two with an approval rating of 3.9 out of 5 and a 97% approval rating of CEO Eric Schmidt, with employers citing senior management as being "arrogant" and a lack of career progression plans as worrying.

"Management is one of the worse around for the all offices across the globe. There is no career plan nor development for most Googlers and therefore the best people are leaving the company at a fast rate," another past employee wrote.

Apple rounds out the top five on the list, while Adobe sits at number three with one employee working at the company writing that they are "great at fostering a collegial, collaborative environment, respecting its workers, and taking the time to think problems through." Microsoft sits at number 12, offering "Great benefits [and] definite growth potential" but often leaves employees "feel[ing] like a fish in a large pond".

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WhoTheF said,
Pictures or it's fake > <

On second note, the top 2 places to work in Silicon Valley are the companies that don't believe in privacy. Hmm, strange coincidence.

WhoTheF said,

On second note, the top 2 places to work in Silicon Valley are the companies that don't believe in privacy. Hmm, strange coincidence.

Depends on how you look at it. "Privacy" and "Social" cannot go hand in hand.

Jebadiah said,
Depends on how you look at it. "Privacy" and "Social" cannot go hand in hand.
Problem is this information isn't being shared amongst your "friends" but to the public, and what's worse is there's no way to tell who gets your information if you stumble into one of the applications or games that unsuspecting people like to play and invite other unsuspecting people into - plus what do you think Facebook and their partners are doing with all the information they gather? Default settings also expose all your personal information to the wide open web, anyone, bot, search engine, to profile and know everything about you.

DavidM said,
What does "pips" and "pipping" mean? Is it an English thing? I'm guessing it means replaced?

I was wondering the same thing.

DavidM said,
What does "pips" and "pipping" mean? Is it an English thing? I'm guessing it means replaced?

It's more of a British thing, yep. To be 'pipped' just means to be beaten in a ranking/competition by a very small margin. A common phrase used during tight election ballots is 'pipped at the post' which I think relates to horse racing with the same sort of meaning.

I don't work in the tech industry but I do work for a $10 billion company. We may not get a free lunch every day of the week (sometimes), but we have amazing benefits and career progression plans. We even have a ton of freedom to move around within the company to completely different jobs if we want to.