LinkedIn has released its list of 50 U.S. companies professionals want to work for. Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google, took the number one slot, and Amazon and Facebook rounded out the top three.
To determine the rankings, researchers at the career networking site looked at the activity of its more than 500 million members between February 2016 and February 2017 and honed in on three areas: interest in a company’s jobs, interest in a company’s brand and employees, and employee retention. Additional factors included the rate prospective employees were viewing and applying to job postings on LinkedIn, how many non-employees were reaching out to connect with a company’s employees, and how many professionals viewed a company’s career page. (LinkedIn only reviewed companies with more than 500 employees and excluded themselves, as well as their parent company, Microsoft, from the study.)
The top of the list is hardly a surprise. Alphabet, Amazon, and Facebook are all booming tech giants with reputations for unbeatable corporate culture. Alphabet’s 72,000 global employees have an array of perks—free food, sleep pods, bikes, and more—at their disposal. At Amazon, a popular “leave share” opportunity allows employees to gift a spouse or partner six weeks of paid parental leave.
The rest of the U.S. top 10 includes (in order) Salesforce, Uber, Tesla, Apple, Time Warner, The Walt Disney Company, and Comcast. Other notables on the list were Airbnb (#11), Netflix (#12), Twitter (#17), Fitbit (#32) and Starbucks (#46).