Published: Thu, December 06, 2018
Finance | By Loren Pratt

These are the 10 best places to work in 2019

These are the 10 best places to work in 2019

Sitting at number one on the list this year is Bain & Company, a management consulting company. The ranking was decided based on employee reviews and ratings on Glassdoor, and of the 100 best-reviewed companies to work at, 29 were tech companies. Workers said the company offers great training and opportunities to advance.

Facebook also managed to earn top honors in 2011 and 2013. In-N-Out Burger 4. Procore Technologies 5.

The reviews are a combination of overall company rating, career opportunities, compensation and benefits, company culture and values, senior management, work/life balance, the company's six-month business outlook, and whether a reviewer would recommend working there to a friend.

The company, although headquartered in Boston, has more than 90 locations in 50 countries.

Facebook no longer tops Glassdoor's list of best places to work. It rose a number of spots from last year's ranking of 21.

Some are household names, like Facebook - which was #1 on the 2018 list but dropped several spots following a scandal-filled year. In a statement reported by the Journal, the company said "it has been a hard period, but every day we see people pulling together to learn the lessons of the past year and build a stronger company".

Search giant Google came in eighth place in 2018, following a stronger performance the year prior (fifth). Google and Apple were the only other companies that have made the list each year since its inception. LinkedIn (No. 6), Lululemon (No. 9) and Southwest Airlines (No. 10) completed the top 10.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai was scheduled to testify before lawmakers on Wednesday, but the hearing is postponed due to the funeral for former President George H.W. Bush.

"Most of the criticism has been external at Facebook, and we just don't see as many employees impacted by it as you might have thought", he said, noting that some reviews mentioned the bad publicity was actually helping employees "band together" and that the difference between its score (4.5) and the top score (4.6) is extremely small. In its methodology, Glassdoor says it "is committed to the highest level of data integrity and reviews quality, including treating all employers equally, regardless of whether they are a customer of Glassdoor".

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal last month citing an internal survey at Facebook, just over half of Facebook employees (52 per cent) said they were optimistic about the future of the social networking platform - down by 32 per cent past year.

Employee reviews cited the company's culture and community events as pluses. Next year's results could be even more telling.

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