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Facebook loses the tag of 'best place to work in US' to Bain & Company

Apple moved up from No 84 to 71 with a score of 4.3. Microsoft moved up from No 39 to 34 as its score dropped from 4.4 to 4.3

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Hit by users' data scandals amid falling stocks this year, has lost the tag of best place to work in the US while has moved up in the list of top-rated employers.

According to the leading job website Glassdoor's annual "100 Best Places to Work in the US" list that came out on Wednesday, Boston-based management consulting firm Bain & Co. has been ranked No 1.

is now ranked No 7 -- scoring 4.5 out of a perfect 5.

moved up from No 84 to 71 with a score of 4.3. moved up from No 39 to 34 as its score dropped from 4.4 to 4.3.

Microsoft-owned LinkedIn, however, is at sixth place with a score of 4.5, read the information on the Glassdoor website.

While was the best place to work in last year, Cupertino-based tech giant had tumbled to number 84 in 2017 from its 36th position in 2016.

didn't even make it to the list, with an award score of 4.1, just outside of the top 100.

Apple, on the other hand, moved up in the ranking, from No. 84 to 71, though it maintained the same score of 4.3. moved up in ranking from No. 39 to 34 on the list although their award score dropped from 4.4 to 4.3. was 8th while came 11th.

The Top-100 list by Glassdoor is for large organisations or those with at least 1,000 employees.

The Glassdoor list came at a time when media reports said several Facebook employees are looking for better opportunities as scrutiny of the company's conduct rises following several cases of data leak and as its stock price take a beating.

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According to a CNBC report earlier this week, Facebook employees are contacting former colleagues to look for jobs outside the company.

According to a report in last month citing an internal survey at Facebook, just over half of Facebook employees (52 per cent) said they were optimistic about the future of the social networking platform -- down by 32 per cent last year.

Only 53 per cent of Facebook employees said the company was making the world better, which is 19 per cent lower than last year.

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According to the report, Facebook's "difficult year is taking a toll on employee morale, with several key measures of internal sentiment taking a sharp turn for the worse over the past year".

Facebook investors have increased pressure on Chairman and CEO to step down after a investigation suggested that the hired a Republican-owned political consulting and PR firm that "dug up dirt on its competitors".

Zuckerberg, however, has refused to quit.

First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 18:12 IST
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