Facebook No. 1 in Tech, No. 2 Overall in Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work in 2017

By David Cohen Comment


If you’re looking for the tech sector’s Best Place to Work in 2017 according to the Employees’ Choice Awards from Glassdoor, look no further than Menlo Park, Calif.

The jobs and recruiting marketplace released its annual Employees’ Choice Awards winners Wednesday, and Facebook was the No. 1 tech company on its list of Best Places to Work in 2017, and the No. 2 overall company, trailing only Bain & Co.

The social network earned an overall company rating of 4.5 from Glassdoor, and a software engineer based out of its Menlo Park headquarters told the company:

From its openness to its diversity, Facebook has truly surpassed all tech companies in terms of culture, perks and employee lifestyle.

Facebook was named the No. 1 company on Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work list in 2013 and 2011, and in other recent years, it placed fifth for 2016, No. 13 for 2015, fifth for 2014 and third for 2012.

Fellow social network Twitter just missed Glassdoor’s top 50 with a 3.8 rating, still far above the average of 3.3.

Glassdoor co-founder and CEO Robert Hohman said in a release announcing the results:

Company culture and the employee experience are critical considerations for job seekers everywhere when deciding where to work. To help, the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards recognize companies that truly stand out as Best Places to Work because they’re purely determined by the authentic voice of those who really know a company best–the employees. Employers where employees love to work continue to prove that they have a recruiting and business performance edge. We’re proud to celebrate the 2017 Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards winners in earning this incredible achievement.

Readers: What are your thoughts on Facebook’s first-place tech spot and second-place overall spot?

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