Why Facebook Is #1 On Glassdoor's "Best Places To Work" In 2018

Glassdoor recently released its list of the "Best Places to Work in 2018. Can you guess who is at the top of the list? That's right, it's Facebook. It's their third year taking the number one spot, and it's becoming very clear why. Want to know why Facebook continuously lands a spot at the top? Take a look at why some of their employees enjoy working there. (Find out how YOU can get hired by a company like Facebook in our FREE tutorial!)


Facebook has some of the brightest and most innovative people leading the pack. Founder & CEO Mark Zuckerberg has created an open and collaborative atmosphere at Facebook. It's not surprising that he has earned a 98% approval rating on Glassdoor as head of the company.


Imagine coming into work every day surrounded by some of the brightest minds in the business. The work you do is impacting the lives of billions of people every day and you're developing friendships with the people working beside you while doing it. Facebook has a 4.6/5 approval rating on Glassdoor, so it's safe to say that employees are happy working there.

Values & Beliefs

Employees at Facebook live by the saying, "this journey is 1% finished." Although they have accomplished so much as a company, the work they are doing has just begun. There is so much more that they can be doing to fulfill their ultimate mission, which is to "bring the world closer together."

Fun Factor

Whether it's their ugly sweater contests, dressing up on Halloween, or playing ping pong in the office, Facebook knows how to have fun. Check out their photos on Glassdoor to get a closer look at their fun culture!

Wow Factor

Imagine working for a company that has the ability to impact billions of people on a daily basis. Every day, Facebook employees build, sell, and promote products and services that unite people from all over the world. According to their Glassdoor page, they "believe that every connection we make takes us one step closer to a better world where ideas and knowledge can be shared freely."   Need even more reasons why Facebook is an incredible place to work? Check out their Glassdoor page to look at employee reviews, company updates, videos, photos and so much more. If you're convinced they're the perfect fit for you, be sure to take a look at their job openings and apply! PS- Need help landing a job at a top company like Facebook? Click here for a free tutorial to help you get hired! Photo credit: Facebook via Glassdoor

When most people think of Nike, they think of shoes, retail stores, and, of course, athletes. That's all true, but there's more. Behind Nike's walls, you'll find the doers and thinkers who design, create, and innovate every day. There are also data scientists who discover and leverage athlete insights to create the future of sport.

You might be surprised to learn about the impact you can have in Data & Analytics at Nike versus at a major tech giant. Nike employees get to work on a wide array of challenges, so if you're obsessed with math, science, computers, and/or data, and you love sport, these stories may inspire you to work at Nike.

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If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the interview situation one of our viewers, Remi submitted. He was in an interview and was asked the question: How many cows are there in Canada right now? - What a weird question but this is a technique that some hiring managers are using these days.

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If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the awkward situation one of our viewers, Kevin submitted. He is a college student who's working a part time job to make ends meet. The manager/owner of the company has become a micro-manager who watches him work on camera and reads his company emails. A bit over the top wouldn't you say?

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All work and no play can create a tense and unwelcoming environment. Studies have shown that employers that offer additional perks have employees that are happier and more loyal to their place of employment. If you are looking for an employer that acknowledges how important it is to give its employees a place to de-stress and bond with their co-workers, check out these companies!

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if you worked for an owner who micro-manages you my watching you work on camera and reading through your company emails.

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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