Tech companies dominate LinkedIn’s newly released Top Companies list
Amazon is a prime spot to land a job.
LinkedIn released its 2018 Top Companies list on Tuesday, naming the top places Americans want to work. Amazon earned the No. 1 spot, followed by Google parent Alphabet, Facebook, Salesforce and Tesla.
LinkedIn’s findings, based on the actions and behaviors of the site’s more than 546 million users, analyzed data from January 2017 to January 2018 on criteria like job demand, engagement with the company, interest in its employees and employee retention. The analysis only considered companies with at least 500 staffers.
What made these companies so attractive? Among the benefits was healthcare: Amazon (No. 1) and JP Morgan Chase & Co. (No. 18) are working with Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway to develop a new healthcare company that will seek to reduce costs and improve coverage. Apple, which ranked sixth, is working on primary care clinics for its workers, according to a CNBC report.
These companies have also invested in initiatives to boost diversity within their ranks. Salesforce (No. 4) was recently named the top tech company for both men and women by career site Indeed.com, and has reportedly spent $3 million to eliminate much of its wage gap.
In 2014, tech company Oracle (No. 9) built a free charter high school on its campus in Redwood City, Calif., to promote STEM-based education for workers of diverse backgrounds. Cloud content management firm Box (No. 44) did away with its four-year degree requirements, hiring candidates based on their skill sets instead.
What’s more, many of these companies have invested in career advancement opportunities. Workers at Amazon consistently indicated their satisfaction with “the ability to work on industry-leading projects,” LinkedIn wrote. Meanwhile, social media firm HootSuite (No. 3) runs a “stretch program” that lets workers spend one day a week moonlighting in a different position to get experience.
Here are the top 25 American companies to work for, per LinkedIn:
7. Comcast NBCUniversal
8. The Walt Disney Company
13. McKinsey & Company
16. Time Warner
17. Dell Technologies
18. JPMorgan Chase & Co.
24. Goldman Sachs
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