Google Tops List of Best Companies to Work for…AgainBy: Josh Wolford - January 18, 2013
Google, who employs over 34,000 people in the U.S., has just been given Fortune’s top honor in their annual “100 Best Companies to Work for” list. This is the second year in a row that Google has taken the top spot, and fourth year all-time.
Two years ago, Google came in 4th.
“The Internet juggernaut takes the Best Companies crown for the fourth time, and not just for the 100,000 hours of subsidized massages it doled out in 2012. New this year are three wellness centers and a seven-acre sports complex, which includes a roller hockey rink; courts for basketball, bocce, and shuffle ball; and horseshoe pits,” says Fortune in their justification.
Last year, Fortune raved about the bowling alley, free eyebrow shaping, and 25 employee cafes.
So there are a lot of cool things to do at Google between work sessions, and that’s apparently what Fortune values when making this list.
The rest of the top five is as follows: SAS, CHG Healthcare Services, The Boston Consulting Group, and Wegmans Food Markets.
When it comes to just tech companies, we find some more as we move down the list. Qualcomm comes in at #11, for instance. Salesforce ranks #19 and Rackspace Hosting ranks #34. Microsoft comes in at #75 – but you wont see any of the other ‘big four’ on there. That’s right, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon are not ranked in Fortune’s top 100.