Google has jumped three spots to reclaim the title of “Best Company To Work For.” The list, published by Fortune, is in its 15th year of existence.
In 2011, Google came in fourth place on the annual list. The company had previously been declared #1 in 2008.
What’s so amazing about Google? Here’s what they say about the company:
Everything was up at Google last year — revenue, profits, share price, paid search clicks, hiring — and so, too, was employee love; the search giant climbed three slots in our ranking to reclaim the top spot.
The reason? Employees rave about their mission, the culture, and the famous perks of the Plex: bocce courts, a bowling alley, eyebrow shaping (for a fee) in the New York office. Then there’s the food: some 25 cafés companywide, all gratis.
Wrote one Googler: “Employees are never more than 150 feet away from a well-stocked pantry.”
And they didn’t even mention that rock climbing wall or the fact that all employees received a free Galaxy Nexus last Christmas.
Here’s the rest of the top 10:
- Boston Consulting Group
- SAS Institute
- Wegmans Food Markets
- Edward Jones
- Camden Property Trust
- Recreational Equipment (REI)
- CHG Healthcare Services
- Quicken Loans
Boston Consulting group reclaimed the #2 spot, as last year’s #1, SAS, fell to #3 in 2012.
Other notable internet entries on the list: Zappos.com ranked 11th, Salesforce.com ranked 27th and Adobe came in at 41. After a tumultuous 2011 (bad elephant PR, SOPA drama), GoDaddy.com still made the list at #93.
[Lead image from Google’s London offices]