Career website Glassdoor today released its 10th annual Employees’ Choice Awards, a list of the 100 best companies to work for in the coming year. Facebook was crowned as not just the number one tech company to work for in 2018, but the best company to work for, period.
This isn’t the first time Facebook has topped the list. It was the top tech company in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017, and now 2018. Five out of 10 is no coincidence: If you’re a Facebook employee, you can safely say your employer is the best there is in tech.
Going back a few years, Airbnb was first for 2016, Google led for 2015, and Twitter won for 2014. Neither Airbnb nor Twitter made the list this year. Google did, but that’s completely expected — Google has made the list all 10 years. The only other tech company to have accomplished that is Apple, which slipped 48 spots this year (Apple would not have made the cut if Glassdoor had not expanded the overall list to 100 for 2018).
There were 19 tech companies in the top 50 this year. That’s down slightly from 20 tech companies last year, and 21 the year before that.
Here are the 28 tech companies on this year’s U.S. list (ratings are based on a five-point scale, from 1.0 as very dissatisfied to 5.0 as very satisfied):
- Facebook (#1, 4.6 rating)
- Google (#5 , 4.6 rating)
- HubSpot (#7, 4.6 rating)
- World Wide Technology (#8, 4.5 rating)
- Ultimate Software (#10, 4.5 rating)
- SAP (#11, 4.5 rating)
- Salesforce (#15, 4.5 rating)
- LinkedIn (#21, 4.5 rating)
- DocuSign (#22, 4.4 rating)
- Nvidia (#24, 4.4 rating)
- Fast Enterprises (#25, 4.4 rating)
- Paylocity (#29, 4.4 rating)
- Intuit (#30, 4.4 rating)
- Adobe (#31, 4.4 rating)
- VMware (#33, 4.4 rating)
- Concur (#34, 4.4 rating)
- Microsoft (#39, 4.4 rating)
- Ellie Mae (#40, 4.4 rating)
- Yardi Systems (#42, 4.4 rating)
- Zillow (#57, 4.3 rating)
- Kronos Incorporated (#63, 4.3 rating)
- Yahoo (#65, 4.3 rating)
- Arm (#66, 4.3 rating)
- Guidewire (#68, 4.3 rating)
- CDW (#81, 4.3 rating)
- Apple (#84, 4.3 rating)
- Cisco Systems (#89, 4.3 rating)
- Ceridian (#92, 4.3 rating)
Every year, tech companies are prominently displayed on top lists like Glassdoor’s. After all, jobs in the tech industry are well compensated. After the 28 companies in tech, the next few categories have significantly fewer representatives: retail (11 companies), health care (11 companies), consulting (six companies), finance (six companies), travel & tourism (six companies).
The Employees’ Choice Awards list is based on the input of employees who choose to provide feedback (at least 75 must respond) on their job, work environment, and company via an anonymous online company review survey. Glassdoor then uses a “proprietary algorithm” to determine an overall ranking “based on the quantity, quality, and consistency of reviews.”
Results are thus based on what employees anonymously tell Glassdoor about their employer. There are eight workplace attributes that employees can give feedback on: overall company rating, career opportunities, compensation and benefits, culture and values, senior management, work/life balance, recommend to a friend, and six-month business outlook. Glassdoor also takes into account various types of employment status, including full-time, part-time, contract, and freelance. Intern reviews are not considered, nor are reviews from employees at government organizations, universities, and multi-level marketing agencies.
Facebook employees are clearly happy with their company, and based on its track record, they have every reason to be.
You can check out the full Glassdoor list here.