These are the 10 best places to work in 2019

Marco Green
December 5, 2018

As the world gets sceptical about the impact of technology - WhatsApp fuelling misinformation in countries like India - the employees in companies like Facebook, Google, Amazon and Twitter have also started considering whether the impact they are making in the world is positive or not.

Tech companies accounted for 14 of the top 50 spots this year, down from 22 tech brands last year.

As noted by ZDNet sister site CNET, there are 29 tech companies in the top 100 this year, including LinkedIn in sixth place, Salesforce 11th, SAP 27th, Adobe 30th, Microsoft 34th, Nvidia 36th, VMware 51st, T-Mobile 59th, Cisco 69th, Apple 71st, Texas Instruments 77th, NetApp at 82nd, and HP Inc 87th.

Reviews had come from current and former employees between 23 October, 2017 and 21 October, 2018.

Tech companies took a third of the top spots in terms of best places to work based on employee ratings, according to a Glassdoor report. HP (No. 87) also was ranked among the top 100 companies for the first time since Glassdoor's list debuted in 2008.

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. Boston Consulting Group 6.

The big tech companies actually don't fare all that well in the list of best places to work. Of late, Google employees have reportedly protested against the company over various issues, including issues related to sexual harassment at work, or the company's controversial projects such Dragonfly that is supposedly a censored version of Google search engine for China.

Social media giant Facebook fell from the number one spot on last year's rankings to number seven this year, while its employee rating fell from 4.6 to 4.5. The company has topped the list three out of 11 years.

Facebook has suffered a recent string of high-profile missteps, pertaining to data privacy and potential biases.

The drop in Facebook's ranking comes after a rocky year for the company. In the first quarter of 2018, Facebook's employee satisfaction rating was at 4.6.

"Work-life balance is bad", one employee wrote in a review.

Amid a nationwide shortage of pilots, Southwest is one airline that has raised salaries throughout recent years to attract more talent.

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