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Firms on Glassdoor’s Best Employers Survey Each Year

10 Jan

In December, we highlighted Glassdoor’s 2018 Best U.S. Employers. And we studied Optimizing Employer-Employee Relationships. Earlier last year, we posted about Marketing Career Planning and Career Development. In addition, we looked at Getting Off a Bad Career Path. Today, we see the  firms on Glassdoor’s best employers survey each year . There are only three of them!


Firms on Glassdoor’s Best Employers Survey Each Year

Annually, for the past 10 years, Glassdoor has published its best employers’ list. Just three firms have made the list each year. And they are Bain & Company, Google, and Apple.

As reported by Business Insider:

Glassdoor published a list of the best companies of 2018 based on anonymous employee reviews. Business Insider looked into which companies have made its list — which features 100 companies annually — since its inception 10 years ago. Accordingly, Bain & Company, Google, and Apple were the only three companies to have made the list every year. Glassdoor’s list of the 100 best companies of 2018 saw plenty of newcomers — 40, to be exact.”

“Thus, Business Insider looked at some Glassdoor analytics to figure out what reviewers love about these three companies. And we found that they are led by widely adored CEOs, typically hold moderately tricky interviews, and feature top perks like generous paid time off policies, health insurance, and 401K plans.”

Let’s dig into why these three firms have remained such popular employers. First, click on the company name in blue to visit its Glassdoor page. Then, read the data gathered by Business Insider. The three photos are from Glassdoor.

Bain & Company

Firms on Glassdoor's Best Employers Survey Each Year - Bain & Co.

Ranking on 2018 Glassdoor list: 2. Average employee rating: 4.7/5. And 98%  approve of CEO Bob Bechek. Most talked-about perks on Glassdoor: Maternity and paternity leave, health insurance, vacation, and paid time off. Also, 96% of employees would recommend Bain to a friend.


Firms on Glassdoor's Best Employers Survey Each Year - Google

Ranking on 2018 Glassdoor list: 5. Average employee rating: 4.4/5. And 96%  approve of CEO Sundar Pichai. Most talked-about perks on Glassdoor: Free food, health insurance, and 401K plan. Also, 91% of employees would recommend Google to a friend.


Firms on Glassdoor's Best Employers Survey Each Year - Apple

Ranking on 2018 Glassdoor list: 84. Average employee rating: 4.0/5. And 93% approve of CEO Time Cook. Most talked-about perks on Glassdoor: Employee discount, health insurance, and 401K plan. Also, 79% of employees would recommend Apple to a friend.


Repairing Apple iPhone X Costs What?

6 Nov

The iPhone X is one of the most anticipated new products in years. Pre-orders closed early. And production delays will cause a huge order backlog. And all of this for a product with a starting price of $999. This post focuses on: repairing Apple iPhone X costs what? Don’t be surprised in the next sections! Apple’s announced iPhone X repair costs also set records.

First, review a few of our recent iPhone posts. Then see what iPhone X repair costs will be. iPhone Dominance and Pricing Over the Years.   As We Celebrate 10 Years of the iPhone, What Can We Learn from Apple?   iPhone 7 2017 Prices Around the Globe.


Background: Repairing Apple iPhone X Costs What?

Please remain calm in reading what follows. 🙂

According to Apple:

“Every iPhone comes with one year of hardware repair coverage through its limited warranty. And there is up to 90 days of complimentary support. The Apple Limited Warranty covers your iPhone and Apple-branded accessories. It protects against defects for one year from the date of purchase. Our warranty [complements] rights provided by consumer law. It doesn’t cover accidents or unauthorized modifications.”

“Complimentary hardware support provides phone support. This includes basic setup, installation, assembly, and connectivity. Complimentary software support also provides phone support. This includes installation, launch, or reinstallation (not data recovery). Your hardware must meet minimum requirements for the software.”

What does this mean? Do not accidentally drop any new iPhone and crack the screen. If you do, you must pay for the repair. And even if you drop the phone within one month of purchase.


The Specifics: Repairing Apple iPhone X Costs What?

Now, let’s discuss the repair costs for the iPhone X. Remember, the warranty info above applies to all iPhones.

Again, let’s turn directly to Apple for basic conditions and costs of iPhone repair:

“Screen repair prices apply if you need to replace your screen due to accidental damage or mishandling. Accidental damage isn’t covered by the Apple warranty. Not covered if your iPhone screen breaks while under warranty and you don’t have AppleCare+ coverage. Not covered if your screen stops working and your iPhone isn’t covered by the Apple warranty, consumer law, or AppleCare+. If your iPhone has damage not limited to the screen, see the ‘Other damage’ fees.”

For the iPhone X, these are the costs. “Screen repair only — $279. Other damage — $549.”

iPhone X repairs cost much more than prior models. Why the big jump? CNBC observes:  “That makes sense. The iPhone X includes a glass-covered chassis and OLED display.”

Track the evolution of iPhone repair costs.

Repairing Apple iPhone X Costs What?

Buy AppleCare+coverage and repair costs drop. According to Apple, $199 gets you this for the iPhone x:

“AppleCare+ for iPhone extends your coverage to two years from the original purchase date of your iPhone. It adds up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage. Each incident incurs a service fee of $29 for screen damage, or $99 for any other damage, plus applicable tax. In addition, get 24/7 priority access to Apple experts via chat or phone.”.

“How to get AppleCare+. Add it to your bag during the checkout process when you purchase your new iPhone. Or buy it within 60 days of your iPhone purchase. Your iPhone purchase date is the date we ship and charge you for your order.”


In Conclusion: Repairing Apple iPhone X Costs What?

Our comparison: (1) Damage the screen two different times. Repairs are $558 without Apple+. And $199 + $58 = $257 with AppleCare+. (2) Damage the phone beyond the screen two different times. Repairs are $1,098 without Apple+. And $199 + $198 = $397 with AppleCare+.

There are many videos about the prices of iPhone X repairs. Here’s one. The video notes the iPhone X release date of November 3, 2017. And it covers a whole range of costs.

iPhone X buyers take a deep breath. Next, decide whether AppleCare+ is worth it.


iPhone Dominance and Pricing Over the Years

18 Sep

Yes, iPhones are a big deal, which we discussed last week when the 10th anniversary models were unveiled. Since introduction, the iPhone has represented a HUGE percentage of Apple’s total revenues.

As the following chart from Statista shows:

“Since 2007, Apple’s iPhone sales have consistently increased. It has gone from 40 million units sold in 2010 to more than 212 million in 2016. iPhone sales worldwide were over 136 billion U.S. dollars in 2016. As sales increased, the iPhone gained within the company. It has become the most successful Apple product to date. The iPhone’s share of the total revenue has jumped from 25 percent in the beginning of 2009 to 70 percent in the first quarter of 2017. As of the first quarter of 2017, iPhone’s share of revenue was at 69.4 percent. Much of the iPhone’s success can be attributed to Apple’s ability to be competitive, with new releases and updates.”


iPhone Share of Apple Sales worldwide — 2009-2017

Chart by Statista


Apple has accomplished these results despite large price increases. According to Niall McCarthy, writing for Statista, and the chart below: 

“The unveiling of the iPhone X was the most eagerly anticipated part of Apple’s launch extravaganza [on September 12, 2017]. The new handset made a daring design move in ditching the home button, while it now boasts a facial scanner and the ability to make animated emojis. For some fans, the enthusiasm of the event and the enormous hype surrounding the iPhone X will be tampered by the device’s exorbitant price tag. The iPhone X will cost between $999 and $1,149 for U.S. users. That makes it the most expensive iPhone to date, costing more than the iPhone 6s and 7 Plus, both of which hit the market at $949 (256GB). Back when the original iPhone was unveiled by Steve Jobs in 2007, the 4GB version of the device cost $499 and the 8GB version cost $599 (both requiring a 2-year contract).”


Chart by Statista


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