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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.

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.

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11 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
Rating: 12 Votes
11 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
Rating: 12 Votes
11 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.
Rating: 8 Votes
11 months ago
Do that survey today Facebook won't be in the top ten.
Rating: 7 Votes
11 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.
Rating: 4 Votes
11 months ago
Amazon being #1 negates this whole thing. lol.
Rating: 4 Votes
11 months ago
What? Nobody wants to work for NURV?

Rating: 3 Votes
11 months ago

Does Amazon own LinkedIn (sure seems like it). Not one single person, either first hand or otherwise working with Amazon would put it as a place to work for. Seems like hell on earth.
That why they have The face of Amazon. ('')

No, Microsoft owns LinkedIn.
[doublepost=1521643773][/doublepost]People need to take this list with a grain of salt. LinkedIn is really a job board. The list is a compilation of how many people looked at job postings.
Rating: 2 Votes
11 months ago
You can meet all of those metrics while still being an awful employer. Inverse is also true.
Rating: 2 Votes
11 months ago
"How's your company to work for?"
"Great, lots of people look at job postings"
Said no one ever.
Rating: 2 Votes

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