Apple Rises to Sixth in LinkedIn's 2018 List of Top Companies to Work, Trails Amazon, Alphabet, and Facebook

Apple is ranked sixth on LinkedIn's annual list of the top 50 companies where professionals most want to work in the United States.

linkedin 2018 top companies
Apple moved up one spot after ranking seventh in 2017. The top five spots belong to Amazon, Alphabet, Facebook, Salesforce, and Tesla, while NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Company, Oracle, and Netflix round off the top ten.

LinkedIn says the list is based on billions of data points generated by over 546 million users on the site, with four areas of focus: interest in the company, engagement with the company's employees, job demand, and employee retention.

  • Job demand: At what rate are people viewing and applying to job postings, including paid listings, unpaid ones and those linked from other sites?

  • Engagement with the company: How many professionals are viewing a company's career page? How many new followers has the company attracted?

  • Interest in its employees: How many non-employees are viewing and asking to connect with a company's employees?

  • Retention: Are employees sticking around for at least a year?

It's worth noting that many different lists are published each year, and the results can often vary significantly. In December, for example, Apple ranked 84th on Glassdoor's annual list of the best companies to work at in the United States.

2018 LinkedIn Top Companies:

  1. Amazon

  2. Alphabet

  3. Facebook

  4. Salesforce

  5. Tesla

  6. Apple

  7. NBCUniversal

  8. The Walt Disney Company

  9. Oracle

  10. Netflix

  11. Spotify

  12. Uber

  13. McKinsey & Company

  14. Adobe

  15. Airbnb

  16. Time Warner Inc.

  17. Dell Technologies

  18. JPMorgan Chase & Co.

  19. LVMH

  20. IBM

  21. Samsung

  22. Deloitte

  23. Verizon

  24. Goldman Sachs

  25. PwC

  26. The Boston Consulting Group

  27. Live Nation Entertainment

  28. Morgan Stanley

  29. EY

  30. Stryker

  31. Cisco

  32. Dropbox

  33. National Basketball Association

  34. Accenture

  35. Nike

  36. WeWork

  37. Citadel

  38. Kering

  39. National Football League

  40. Square

  41. ADP

  42. Capital One

  43. Twitter

  44. Box

  45. Johnson & Johnson

  46. Starbucks

  47. PepsiCo

  48. JLL

  49. Tableau Software

  50. Abbott

LinkedIn shared similar lists for other countries, including Canada, Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

Top Rated Comments

aknabi Avatar
80 months ago
Funny thing is I know many people in who have worked at Amazon in various roles... *all* of them have the same advice... never work for Amazon, it's a terrible employer and environment to work at
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Seanm87 Avatar
80 months ago
Where the fsck is Google? Not even in the top 50? I guess the movie The Circle got it right.
That’s alphabet
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
smithrh Avatar
80 months ago
Any study that puts Amazon at the top of a list of employers is immediately suspect. Telsa (and SpaceX) are bad work environments as well, regardless of how sexy the jobs look from outside.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thenffc Avatar
80 months ago
Do that survey today Facebook won't be in the top ten.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MistrSynistr Avatar
80 months ago
Amazon being #1 negates this whole thing. lol.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
H3LL5P4WN Avatar
80 months ago
But hey, at least Apple isn't building Skynet (Amazon and Google), isn't aiding in collusion with Russia (Facebook), isn't garbage (Salesforce), and... ok, it'd be cool to be building rockets.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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