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Manulife on top again for "best places to work"

Manulife on top again for

The Employees' Choice Awards program, now in its 10th year, reviews over 700,000 company profiles before selecting the top 200 places to work based exclusively on the input of anonymous employee feedback.

The rankings, now in their 10 year, have been compiled based on anonymous reviews left in the last year by employees past and present.

Now three years in a row, Manulife has once again been named one of the Best Places to Work in Canada. "As we look to continue to lead our industry, there are tremendous opportunities for people in all areas of our company to grow professionally, do meaningful work and impact our customers".

Common complaints among current and former Apple employees on Glassdoor paint a picture of a company that is somehow "strapped for resources" despite having more money than any firm in history, internal politics that can make advancement hard, and heavy pressure to "deliver at a high standard with quick turnaround".

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Facebook employees can count themselves lucky: they receive free meals during the work-day, health care at the office, and a variety of benefits for new parents. However, the so-called "cons" for working at Apple stated at a company that is "strapped for resources", offers a meager work-life balance for a fraction, internal politics that make it hard for some employees to move up the ladder, and high pressure to "deliver at a high standard with quick turnaround."Some of the other mentioned reasons were- lack of free lunch for corporate employees - a commonplace Silicon Valley perk offered by companies like Facebook and Google - and Apple's widely known "culture of secrecy".

The top five employers according to the rankings all have ratings of 4.6 - higher than the Glassdoor average of 3.3 (based on 700,000 employers).

"It's clear employees love working at Facebook".


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