LONDON - JULY 10: In this photo illustration a girl browses the social networking site Facebook on July 10, 2007 in London, England. Facebook has been rapidly catching up on MySpace as the premier social networking website and as of July 2007 was the secondmost visited such site on the World Wide Web. Started by 22 year old Harvard dropout Mark Zuckerberg, the website is responsible for 1% of all internet traffic and is the sixth most visited site in the USA. (Photo Illustration by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
How could a company paying its interns the equivalent of $67,000 a year, not be a great place to work? Facebook pays its interns $5,602 a month and is the highest-rated place to work in the world, according to a recent report.
The report comes from Glassdoor.com, a jobs and career website, which ranks Facebook as No. 1, No. 2 is McKinsey & Company, a management consulting firm and No. 3 is San Francisco-based computer network manufacturer and consultant Riverbed Technology. Google ranked No. 6, LinkedIn was No. 14 and Apple No. 34.
The $5,602 a month figure comes from Glassdoor's 28 personal reviews of the company, according to Business Insider, which comes out to $67,000 a year -- about $25,000 more than the average American.
Now, interns generally only work full-time in the summer, so while it's nice bank it will only be a quarter of that $67,000 paycheck before back to hitting the books.
Does that make you feel better?
We don't think it's surprising that pretty good-paying jobs are ranked higher, although from what I read in the reviews, there definitely is cultural pressure to do your best work as well as work hard for the company.
It's pretty hard to argue with, "People are thrilled to be there and that's infectious."