Apple Ranks 35th in Annual “Best Places to Work” — Glassdoor Survey

Apple Glassdoor survey has published its annual “Best Places to Work 2014” list, which finds Apple dropping one spot to 35th this year. Despite the slight drop, Apple still remains one of the best places to work in the United States.

In fact, Apple has managed to break into the top 10 list only in 2011. Since then, the company has dropped to the 34th spot last year, now to 35, although it has dropped only 0.1 points in the “Satisfaction rating scale.” The overall score was 3.8 out of 5.

Fortune gathered some of the pros and cons — it looks like the cons have weighted much more this year to draw an image of what the employees think about Apple.


  • “The pros are that you work with great people with great hours and great benefits” – in 132 reviews
  • “You get to meet a lot of great people since you are always in the public eye” –  in 132 reviews


  • “Being relentlessly driven also means it is not easy to achieve work/life balance” – 113 reviews
  • “Sometimes long hours because of product launches, but thats the best part of apple” – in 109 reviews

The survey was topped by Bain & Company obtaining an overall score of 4.6 out of 5, seconded by Twitter with the same score. Another social media platform, LinkedIn, grabbed third place with the same overall 4.6 score, while Facebook obtained fifth place with a score of 4.5 out of 5, right after Eastman Chemical.