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Apple falls to 36th place on Glassdoor's annual Best Places to Work chart

Despite being one of the most valuable corporations in the world, Apple has slipped to 36th place in Glassdoor's annual "Best Places to Work" rankings for large-scale businesses, as determined by employee ratings.




Last year the company occupied 25th place, and the year prior, 22nd. Its current position is the lowest since Apple first made it onto the Best Places list in 2009. Its highest point came in 2012, when it reached 10th.

Some high-tech companies above Apple in the latest list include Facebook (#2), Google (#4), Adobe (#9), Salesforce (#17), Intuit (#20), DocuSign (#23), Akamai (#25), Zillow (#29), Nvidia (#30), and Airbnb (#35). Leading the chart is the multinational consulting firm Bain & Company.

It's not clear what led to Apple's decline, but while reviewers have been positive about aspects like benefits, a recurring complaint is a lack of work-life balance, since some teams demand extremely long hours that can keep people away from friends and family.