Facebook gets a lot of tongues wagging, whether for its failed IPO, ever-changing privacy policies, advertising schemes or startup-guzzling buys. None of that, however, seems to affect its standing among employees. They’ve weighed in and expressed their love for the company, restoring it as the top employer of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards.
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The 2010 winner, Facebook re-took the top spot in the latest rankings after falling to third place last year. Why so much love among its staffers? Well, it does offer a rather droolworthy place to work, complete with fab co-workers, snazzy snack lounges, gym equipment and onsite ping pong. And, of course, those epic salaries inspire a lot of enthusiasm.
Maybe you’d expect software engineers to score a decent figure, and they do, with an average of $114,000 per year at the social network. Product managers get even more, at $132,000 per year. But even the neophytes get a pimped-out sum — at $5,600 to $6,300 per month on average for tech internship stipends. That amounts to about $65,000 to $75,000 per year, which is $25,000 more than the average American (non-intern) worker.
Of course, the Palo Alto company isn’t alone. There are plenty of companies — tech and otherwise — that pay a premium for software-engineering interns. Take investment banking firms like Citi, which doles out $5,570 per month for its i-banking interns. But it takes more than just money to inspire the downright gushing these workers enthuse about Facebook.
For a peep at why its staffers love the company so much, hit up the Glassdoor video above, or for a look at the top 10 list from from Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards, scroll down. Then tell us — if you could work at any tech company, which one would it be and why? Tell us about your dream employer in the comments.
The top 10 places to work, courtesy of Glassdoor’s employee’s choice rankings:
- McKinsey & Company
- Riverbed Technology
- Bain & Company
- M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
- National Instruments
- In-N-Out Burger
- Boston Consulting Group