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December 11, 2014

Google Takes Top Spot on Employee Choice List as Twitter Falls Off the Radar

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Twitter, it seems, has fallen from grace in the eyes of its employees — at least according to Glassdoor’s annual Employee Choice Awards 2015.

The microblogging site, which took the No. 2 spot on the 2014 list as an employee favorite, didn’t even crack the top 50 this year.

Google took the honors as the No. 1 company overall, beating out last year’s top dog Boston, Massachusetts-based consulting firm Bain and Company. In fact, Google was the only technology company to make this edition’s top 10.

Google has been on the top-50 list for each of the seven years Glassdoor has held the Employees Choice Awards, but this is the first time the search engine giant was crowned as the best place to work in the United States.

Google was lauded for its “great people” and “great values.”

“The benefits and care of employees is obviously world class, and compensation is almost unmatchable,” reads an employee review. “But the company attracts some of the best talent and best people to work with in the world, which is the most important bit. Potential impact is always huge, and it’s great to wake up in the morning and hear that the company you work for is going to try and defeat death, or bring internet in balloons to rural areas.”

Social network Facebook took the 13th spot on the list — a significant drop from its fifth place finish on the 2014 list. Professional social site LinkedIn saw an even bigger drop from third place on the previous list to 23rd in 2015.

Other tech companies to make the list of  top companies at which to work in the U.S. were mobile chip-maker Qualcomm in the 14th spot, Adobe in 18th and Apple in 22nd.

The top five Best Small and Medium Companies to Work For in 2015 in the U.S. are: Motley Fool (No. 1), Fast Enterprises (No. 2), Evolent Health (No. 3), Intacct Corporation (No. 4), TubeMogul (No. 5).

The top five Best Places to Work in the U.K. in 2015 are: Google (No. 1), John Lewis (No. 2), Microsoft (No. 3), Accenture (No. 4) and Jaguar Land Rover (No. 5).

 


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Jennifer Cowan is the Managing Editor for SiteProNews.

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