The 2019 Best Places to Work would have been the fourth year in a row that Facebook occupied one of the top five places in Glassdoor's USA rankings, which is now held by consulting firm Bain & Company.
Bain & Company is one of the largest management consultancy firms, headquartered in Boston.
Missing from the top five for the first time since 2010 - though just behind it, and still in the top 10 - were any Silicon Valley heavyweights like Facebook (No 7, and last year's No 1) or Google (No 8, which ranked No 1 on the 2015 list). Glassdoor publishes job listings and also has a separate "employer brand" service where employers tout their company on a website that sits on Glassdoor alongside any reviews.
Best companies to work for is a list that every employer and employee wants their company to be featured in.
The tech company employees, once in love with free food, flexible works hours and resort like offices, have also started looking at how much time they are giving to their office and for what. In-N-Out Burger 4. Procore Technologies 5.
Paylocity, Equity Residential, Crowe and Vi are the Chicago-area companies that made the top 100.
Some are household names, like Facebook - which was #1 on the 2018 list but dropped several spots following a scandal-filled year.
Other tech companies to made the top 100 were: Salesforce (No. 11), HubSpot (No. 16), DocuSign (No. 17), Ultimate Software (No. 18), Paylocity (No. 20), Fast Enterprises (No. 26), SAP (No. 27), Adobe (No. 30), Compass (No. 32), Microsoft (No. 34), Nvidia (No. 36), Intuit (No. 38), TaskUs (No. 40), Cengage (No. 41), Kronos Incorporated (No. 44), VMware (No. 51), AppDynamics (No. 58), Paycom (No. 62), Cisco Systems (No. 69), Apple (No. 71), NetApp (No. 82), HP Inc.
A Facebook employee at the company's Menlo Park headquarters warned Glassdoor visitors not to believe all the negative press. The highest among them was Paylocity, which was ranked 20th, jumping up from 29th place past year. One review cited the company's support of employee goals as a perk of employment.
Google's overall rating fell from 4.6 to 4.4 over the year, with it too facing a year of unrest among employees, including worker protests over its work on the Pentagon's AI Project Maven and the global walkout over its handling of sexual harassment by top executives.
Reviews had come from current and former employees between 23 October, 2017 and 21 October, 2018.