Apple Ranks 35th In Best Places To Work 2014, Wins Over Samsung In South Korea

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By Reissa Su | December 12, 2013 6:02 PM EST

Apple Inc's employees ranked the company No. 35 in Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 2014. Twitter Inc was voted the best place to work in 2014 with a rating of 4.6 compared to Apple's 3.8.

In 2011, Apple made it to the top 10 in Glassdoor's list. After three years, the company fell a long way down to 35th place overall and 16th among tech companies. However, competition for the Best Place to Work distinction was fierce with Apple losing only 0.1 of its total score in employee satisfaction.

Glassdoor gave a rating of 3.8 based on responses from 500,000 employee reviews in the last 12 months. According to the report, Apple's average score came from 2,557 reviews.

In the survey, 80 percent of employees claimed they would recommend working for Apple to their friends. Many of the employees were also positive about the future of Apple.

Apple CEO Tim Cook was given an average of 92 percent approval rating based on 1,152 reviews. Glassdoor's list highlighted section where some of the advantages and disadvantages were mentioned. Apple received a "great" rating based on the company's benefits, hours and people. Employees had mentioned it was difficult to achieve a balance between life and work because of Apple's relentlessness and drive. Some employees revealed that they work longer hours, especially when Apple has product launches.

Meanwhile, Twitter has overtaken Facebook as the best tech company to work for. According to Glassdoor's 6th Annual Employee's Choice Awards, Twitter is the top tech company and the second best place overall for 2014. LinkedIn was ranked 3rd overall and the 2nd top tech company to work for.

Apple Wins Over Samsung In South Korea

Despite a surprising 35th place in Glassdoor's Best Places to Work, Apple scored a victory over Samsung involving the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 sales in South Korea. The court dismissed Samsung's bid to ban the sales of Apple's older iPhone and iPad in South Korea for the alleged infringement on three of the Samsung's patents.

The Seoul Central District Court judge said Apple's older iPhones like the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 did not violate Samsung's patents on messaging features and display. Apple Korea Spokesman Steve Park said they were glad to know the courts in Korea have joined others in dismissing Samsung's "ridiculous claims."

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