Facebook, Google, Apple, Clorox are best workplaces: Glassdoor survey

Facebook, Google, Apple and Clorox were listed among the best places to work for 2017, according to a Glassdoor survey released Wednesday.

Silicon Valley companies in the top 10 of Glassdoor’s list included Menlo Park-based Facebook at No.2, Mountain View-based Alphabet unit Google at┬áNo. 4, Mountain View-based LinkedIn at No. 8 and San Jose-based Adobe Systems at No. 9.

Boston-based Bain, an investment firm, was No. 1, Glassdoor reported.

Other Bay Area companies on the list: Oakland-based Clorox made the list for the first time, and was ranked No. 12; San Francisco-based Salesforce was No. 17; Mountain View-based Intuit was No. 20; Santa Clara-based NVIDIA was No. 30; South San Francisco-based Genentech was No. 32; San Francisco-based Airbnb was No. 35; and Cupertino-based Apple was No. 36.

Airbnb tumbled in the rankings all the way from No. 1 to No. 35.

Among high-profile companies located near the Bay Area: Modesto-based E & J Gallo Winery was No. 47.

“Company culture and the employee experience are critical considerations for job seekers everywhere when deciding where to work,” said Robert Hohman, chief executive officer of Glassdoor.

The survey included comments from employees of the companies listed.

In the 2017 list, Facebook rose higher than its previous placement. The tech company had listed No. 5 in the 2016 survey.

“From its openness to its diversity, Facebook has truly surpassed all tech companies in terms of culture, perks, and employee lifestyle,” said a Facebook software engineer.

Google also rose in the new survey, after ranking No. 8 in the previous list by Mill Valley-based Glassdoor.

“Smart people, data-driven decisions and culture, a mission I can feel good about when I go to sleep every night. This is as good as it gets,” a Google engineering manager said.

LinkedIn dropped a bit in the 2017 list, having been ranked No. 6 in 2016.

“They truly invest in the professional development of employees. Very proactive at making sure that you’re in a role you want to be in. Their benefits are fantastic,” said a LinkedIn product marketing manager.

Adobe rose from the No. 19 spot in 2016.

“People are very open, knowledgeable and potential for advancement is very much available,” an Adobe order management employee said.

Clorox was on the list for the first time and earned an average employee rating of 4.3.

“Great learn and grow culture with emphasis on work life balance,” said a Clorox manager in Pleasanton. “The people are great and foster a mentoring environment.”

Apple fell considerably from its ranking of No. 25 in the 2016 survey.

“Great pay and bonuses,” an Apple senior engineer said. “Excellent healthcare benefits and work environment.”

Google, Apple and Bain are the only companies to have made the list all nine years since Glassdoor initiated the survey in 2008.

“Employers where employees love to work continue to prove that they have a recruiting and business performance edge,” Glassdoor’s Hohman said.


Image: Compilation of images from the Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Clorox, Adobe web sites.


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