What’s the Company Culture like at 3 of the world’s biggest brands?

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As we all know, company culture is really important when it comes to looking for and landing a new job. After all, if you’re going to spend 90,000 hours or a whopping third of your life at work, you’d better enjoy it! Company culture is becoming increasingly important to all of us for this exact reason. But it’s also important for our employers too, because if we, as employees are happy, then it’s more likely that we’ll stay and continue to put our best efforts into our work every day and keep up our productivity! 

Introducing the kununu Culture Compass

That being said, some companies are better than others at fostering a modern and open company culture, so here at kununu we recently launched our Culture Compass tool. This tool allows employees to rate their company’s culture according to 4 dimensions: Work Life Balance, Working Together, Leadership and Strategic Direction. You can try it out for yourself, here

Using our Culture Compass, we decided to take a look behind the scenes at three of the world’s biggest brands to see how they’re getting on. Join us as we dive into the company culture at Apple, Google and Amazon. 

What’s the Company Culture like at Apple? 

kununu score: 4.11

Recommendation rate: 90%

Who hasn’t heard of Apple? Founded in 1976, Apple Inc. based in Silicon Valley is the producer of our much-loved iPhones, iPads, MacBooks and iMacs. In 2019, Apple had a revenue of US$260.174 billion and a workforce of 139,000! 

According to our Culture Compass, employees have rated the Company Culture at Apple a score of 4.1 and are 24% more satisfied with this culture than that of other companies in the Consumer Electronics sector. 

Employees have also stated that in terms of company culture they “think that my teammates work hard and work together.” When it comes to work-life balance, they said that “they made sure we weren’t overworked”, and when it comes to support from management and freedom to work independently they said “whenever I needed anything I could go to them”, and “they always gave us the chance to prove ourselves” respectively! Not bad for a company with 139,000 employees! See what else they have to say about working here

What’s the Company Culture like at Google? 

kununu score: 4.17

Recommendation rate: 97%

Founded in 1998, Google LLC specializes in all kinds of internet services from their search engine, to cloud based services like Google Drive, to Google Maps and let’s not forget YouTube! Honestly, what would we do without Google? In 2019, Google made 113.26 billion U.S. dollars in website ad revenues alone! They also surpassed 100,000 employees last year! 

According to our Culture Compass, employees have rated the Company Culture at Google a score of 4.2 and are 17% more satisfied with this culture than that of other companies in the Internet sector. 

Employees say that Google’s strengths include: the ability to try new things, the fact that the company ‘thinks visionarily about the future’, that the company encourages employees through competition and that they make compromises. 

Under the weaknesses, employees have said that Google’s leadership ‘always questions everything,’ they expect too much and ignore facts. 

However, employees have also said that when it comes to company culture they think it’s an “great place to work” with an “awesome team environment,” and that they feel like they’re part of a community at google that enriches their working lives. So, what about it? Are you ready to move into the GooglePlex, check out what else employees have to say about working here

What’s the Company Culture like at Amazon? 

kununu score: 3.66

Recommendation rate: 75%

Last but not least, what’s it like to work for one of the largest e-commerce companies on the planet – Amazon.com Inc.? Founded in 1994 and based in Seattle, Amazon has 750,000 employees and during the fourth quarter of 2019 generated total net sales of almost $87.44 billion! 

According to our Culture Compass, employees have rated the Company Culture at Amazon a score of 3.6 but are not happier with the culture at Amazon compared to that of other companies in the Internet sector. 

Employees say that Amazon’s strengths include: being able to be yourself, being informed on a need-to-know basis, being judged on performance, being supported by management and being able to decide a lot on your own. 

Under the weaknesses, employees have said that Amazon expects too much of its employees, gets bogged down in the details, works without clear processes, works carelessly and can overwork you if you’re not careful. That being said, employees have also said that they think that the company culture and internal communication are very good and that they feel able to work independently! Ready for your next adventure to Seattle? Check out the rest of the employee reviews for Amazon!

 

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