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Apple left out of Fortune's 'Best Employers' list

updated 04:00 pm EST, Mon January 26, 2009

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Apple has again failed to make a list of the best American companies to work for, according to Fortune. In its 2009 compilation, the top company is named as brokerage firm Edward Jones, which has managed to avoid any ties to the credit crisis and during 2008 hired 698 new financial advisors in the first 10 months. In the upcoming year, the firm is said to be building a headquarters expansion for 500 more people.

Jones displaces Apple ally Google, which had remained in the top position for two consecutive years. The company now resides in fourth place, as a result of slowed hiring, and fewer perks such as annual ski trips. Photoshop and InDesign maker Adobe has meanwhile jumped from 40th to 11th place, with commendations for its "humane treatment" of 600 workers moved out of the company. Another large gain is ascribed to Microsoft, which has risen from 86th place to 38. The company is said to keep "morale budgets" for fun excursions, though the appeal of the company may be dubious following 5,000 job cuts.

Apple has not held a position in the top 100 employers list since 2006, despite having reached 337th place in Fortune's 2008 Global 500 rankings, and the number one position in 2008's most-admired list.



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  1. Eldernorm

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    -2

    What a rag

    I am sorry but I have lost all faith in ANYTHING that Fortune magazine puts out. They have become the "Entertainment Weekly" of the money world.

    Never info you need, just articles that make noise.

    Just a thought.
    en

  1. jarod

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    -4

    Fortune is c***

    Any idiot knows that Fortune magazine is the worst, most biased, most racist, trash magazine. If you take it seriously, you're really headed the wrong way in life.

  1. ibook_steve

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    Joined: Oct 2001

    +11

    Not c***

    Has anybody here actually worked at Apple? I have. If you love great products but never want to see your family because of your hours, feel stressed during your vacations because there's so much you need to do back at work, and like managers, most of whom don't know how to manage themselves let alone their employees, then Apple is a great place to work!

    The benefits are great, including product discounts, but I was coming home and complaining every day by the time I left.

  1. SMacSteve

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    Joined: Aug 2001

    +6

    It's true...

    I have worked for Apple for nearly 7 years and I will tell you that as an employer they don't deserve to be in the top 100 employers. I won't got into detail as to why, but they don't take care of their employees unless it's a law that is at the point of them having too. They give no severance if they let you and they don't stand behind employee's in times of difficulty.

  1. SMacSteve

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    Joined: Aug 2001

    +3

    It's true...

    I have worked for Apple for nearly 7 years and I will tell you that as an employer they don't deserve to be in the top 100 employers. I won't got into detail as to why, but they don't take care of their employees unless it's a law that is at the point of them having too. They give no severance if they let you and they don't stand behind employee's in times of difficulty.

  1. kleenex007

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    +11

    how true it is..

    I too had worked for apple (6 years) It was a very painful time. They do not treat their employees well. Their products rock, but that can only carry you for so long. I now work at one of the companies that made it on the list and my life has improved 1000 fold. Our products are not as cool, but I will take the bigger paycheck and better work life balance any day.

  1. dmsimmer

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    Insurance

    You would think with $15,000,000,000.00 in the bank, they could offer health insurance to their retail employees.

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  1. macbones

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    Joined: Jul 2006

    -10

    wah.

    "never want to see your family because of your hours, feel stressed during your vacations because there's so much you need to do back at work"

    Wah. Sounds like a job at ANY company where mediocre performance is not tolerated. It is painful to be on the top. But still, the rarefied air smells pretty good, no?

    -M.D.

  1. testudo

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    Joined: Aug 2001

    +1

    To: eldernorm and jarod

    And exactly how does Apple's exclusion on a "Best Employers" list somehow negate the quality of a publication?

    "What? Steve's not on the cover this month? That magazine is a piece of sh**!".

    Of course, for the likes of you all, I'm sure just the idea of working for Apple would be enough. You wouldn't need/want compensation, benefits, etc.

    And to this...
    Apple has not held a position in the top 100 employers list since 2006, despite having reached 337th place in Fortune's 2008 Global 500 rankings, and the number one position in 2008's most-admired list.

    I'm not really sure why moving up the Fortune 500 list or being an 'admired' company should warrant any extra points in an employer award.

  1. lurkerdude

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    Joined: Jan 2005

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    In other news...

    ...Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead!

    Hello, where's the news? When I saw this title, I thought Apple had been bumped off of some list for some new/specified reasons. But they were on it three years ago, and you're reporting that they are still not on it?

    Please hire me to write articles for you, so I can provide weekly updates on my failure to win the lottery. The people need to know.

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