The social media company, Twitter Inc(NYSE:TWTR), which was rated one of the best places to work in the U.S. in 2014, has completely fallen off Glassdoor’s annual Best Places to Work list, which ranks the Top 50 companies to work for in the U.S. Last year it was the top rated tech company, and the second best company overall.
The co-founder and CEO of Glassdoor, Robert Hohman said that the company still ranks above average as a place to work, but it took a hit because a number of management changes in leadership were been done during the last year. Numerous positions, including its chief operating officer, chief financial officer and key executives in media and engineering, have all seen turnover in 2014.
Hohman said that Twitter employees talk about their being a lot of internal reorganization, especially amongst the product and engineering teams. They have lost some talented and tenured people post-IPO. Twitter spokesperson told CNBC that Twitter employees share a mission and great pride in building a platform that enables the users to connect everyone to their world. He further said that they are continuing to grow the global team and are always looking for talented individuals to help them reach every person on the planet.
Google took the top spot for the first time. The search giant has placed in the Top 50 for the seven years Glassdoor has released the report, but the tech company was pushed to No. 1 this year because of some improvements in its benefits. Hohman said that Google employees praised the company for benefits relating to balancing their work and family life.