Last year, employees ranked Amazon, Meta and Apple as three of the top 15 companies with the best culture, according to the employee review site Comparably. But on the 2022 list, which published on Tuesday, they didn't even make the top 50.
Microsoft, IBM and Google topped the list this year, with Microsoft scoring an A+ for compensation, CEO and perks and benefits. IBM scored in the top tier for happiness, work culture, retention, outlook and a slew of other categories, while Google received high marks for retention, leadership, compensation and perks and benefits, among others.
Employees still rank Apple, Amazon and Meta highly across many of these categories — their overall cultures were rated A-, B+ and A+, respectively. But their ratings were apparently not high enough to make it into the top 50.
Interestingly, all three of those companies' office cultures scored poorly, in the C to C+ range. At Apple, most employees reported burnout and almost half of employees at both Apple and Amazon say they don't have a close friend at work. Burnout rates were lower at Meta than at Apple or Amazon, and 68% of Meta employees said they have a close friend at work.
It's easy to write off another company ranking, but as CNBC pointed out, Meta, Apple and Amazon were also snubbed on Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 2022 list. Both Meta and Apple have dropped more than 20 spots on Glassdoor's list since last year. Even worse, Amazon has never made Glassdoor's list in the 13 years it's been publishing. Apparently, some of the FAANGs are losing their luster.