Fortune Announces Best Places to Work: How does it compare?
As some of you may know in late December 2008, Glassdoor announced the Employee’s Choice Best Places to Work award. Today, Fortune has announced their annual 100 Best Places to Work For. See below the top 50 companies that made their list and the top 50 companies that made the Glassdoor list.
Here are some of the highlights when comparing the top 50 Best Places to Work:
- Only 30% of companies recognized by Fortune made it into Glassdoor’s employee-selected top 10 companies
- 11 companies make both Glassdoor and Fortunes Top 50 Best Places to Work (see those highlighted in yellow)
- Glassdoor’s #1 Best Place to Work, General Mills, falls to 99th place on Fortune’s list
- Fortune’s #1 Best Place to Work, NetApp, makes the 10th spot on Glassdoor’s list
It’s surprising to see that eBay pops up on Fortune’s Top 100 list as a Best Place to Work. Based on the company ratings available at Glassdoor, eBay was actually one of the lowest rated companies according to employees. Currently eBay receives a modest 2.8 company rating and CEO John Donahoe garners a low 20% approval rating. (eBay ranked 83rd on the Fortune list)
What makes Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work list different to Fortune’s you ask?
Well first and foremost, the companies that make the Glassdoor Best Places to Work list are all entirely based on the rave company reviews and ratings from the people who know them best, the employees. Unlike other workplace lists and awards, there’s no self nomination process. The final ranking is determined by overall rating on Glassdoor for those companies that meet the eligibility requirements. If you are interested in learning more about the Glassdoor Best Places to Work 2009 list, please visit: http://www.glassdoor.com/Best-Places-to-Work-LST_KQ0,19.htm.