For many people nine-to-five is not easy. For most people seven-to-midnight is even worse. But usually it’s not the hours but the company you work for that make your job miserable, mediocre or magnificent.
Fortunately we have the internet to find out which company is actually the best. The career community Glassdoor compiles an annual ranking based on reviews actual employees of companies submit to its website.
Not surprisingly, Google comes out top.
“The benefits and care of employees is obviously world class, and compensation is almost unmatchable. But the company attracts some of the best talent and best people to work with in the world, which is the most important bit. Potential impact is always huge, and it’s great to wake up in the morning and hear that the company you work for is going to try and defeat death, or bring internet in balloons to rural areas,” writes one employee.
Yes, we all heard of the free food, napping chairs and the $6,790 an intern software engineer makes in a month.
Other companies in the top 10 have a somewhat less favorable public opinion because of the long work hours generally associated with top management consultancies.
Nonetheless, Bain & Company (2nd), Boston Consulting Group (5th) and McKinsey (9th) take prominent spots, mostly because of the intelligent people who are appreciated by other intelligent people.
“Outstanding colleagues; best and the brightest from all fields and backgrounds (think Rhodes scholars). Creates a really rich intellectual atmosphere,” writes one employee of Boston Consulting Group.
The rest of the top 25 contains a diverse range of industrial, services, tech, and retail outlets with Facebook ranking 17th and Apple only 22nd.
No bank is in the top 50, people are probably busy making money and don’t have time to submit reviews.