LinkedIn Knows Where You Want to Work

Have a job at Google, Salesforce, Facebook, or another big tech company? Bask in your success, because the rest of the world is jealous.

According to a new study by LinkedIn, Google is the most sought-after company to work for in the US, followed by Facebook, Apple, and Amazon. Tech companies dominated the rest of the top 10, with Uber coming in at No. 6, followed by Microsoft, Tesla, Twitter, and Airbnb.

"In the arms race for perks, few can top Google," LinkedIn wrote. "The company lavishes its 60,000 workers with mountains of food, A-list speakers, on-site massages — even benefits after death." Perhaps an even bigger draw, according to LinkedIn, is the opportunity to work on noteworthy projects like self-driving cars or Internet drones.

No. 2 Salesforce, meanwhile, offers benefits like meditation spaces, "above-market pay," and paid volunteer time off, while third-place Facebook offers four-month paid parental leave and the job security a start-up can't promise (like 14 consecutive quarters of revenue increases).

LinkedIn said it "analyzed literally billions of actions taken by our 433+ million members to come up with a blended score that we used to rank the winners." The company, for instance, tallied views and actual applications on job postings, how many non-employees attempt to view and connect with a company's employees, views on a company's career page, and how long new hires stick around after joining a company.

The analysis only included companies with more than 500 employees, and actions taken in the 12 months ending in February. LinkedIn excluded itself from consideration, but allowed Microsoft to remain on the list this year, despite the recent acquisition announcement.

"Since the deal hasn't closed and LinkedIn had no ties to Microsoft during the data-gathering period, we opted to allow Microsoft to remain on the list this year," LinkedIn wrote.

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