The Best 20 Global Tech Companies To Work For in 2017

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According to a new report based on employee reviews posted on the job site, Glassdoor, the following tech giants have been hailed by employees as the best work environments for 2017

1. Facebook
Never pay for lunch (or dry cleaning) again when you start your career at Facebook. In addition to hum-drum health insurance, employees are given benefits such as $700 a year for fitness and $250 annually for running Facebook ads for their respective side hustles

One Facebook software engineer writes “from its openness to its diversity, Facebook has truly surpassed all tech companies in terms of culture, perks, and employee lifestyle,”

2. Google
This pet-friendly workplace is designed so that no employee is ever more than 150 feet from a food source. The massages are subsidized, the transportation is sustainable, and the game rooms are pretty much everywhere. Oh: And every employee is encouraged to spend 20 percent of his or her time working on a personal passion project.

“Smart people, data-driven decisions and culture, a mission I can feel good about when I go to sleep every night. This is as good as it gets,” writes a Google engineering manager.

3. World Wide Technology
Employee morale at World Wide Technology is very high. The CEO’s approval rating on Glassdoor is 100 percent. An estimated 75 percent of employees make use of the company’s telecommuting option. And World Wide Technology has an on-site clinic where employees and family members can see doctors and stay healthy.

“Extremely caring towards their employees as well as their customers. The benefits are amazing. The company thrives on making their employees happy, knowing it will make their customers happy,” writes a World Wide Technology supply chain coordinator in Edwardsville, Illinois.

4. FAST Enterprises
FAST’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) is an all-expense paid, annual trip for employees and their families where workers are recognized for their accomplishments. These FASTies, as they are known, are enjoying a photo op.

“The family atmosphere makes working together as a team satisfying and successful, as well as the out of office adventures and team building. I have met a lot of different and unique people after being with FAST for 10 years,” writes a Fast Enterprises controller in Centennial, Colorado.

5. LinkedIn
LinkedIn’s speaker series has hosted the likes of President Obama. The cafe has kombucha on tap, and there’s a rock wall right there in the office.

“They truly invest in the professional development of employees. Very proactive at making sure that you’re in a role you want to be in. Their benefits are fantastic,” writes a LinkedIn product marketing manager in Mountain View, California.

6. Adobe
Want to keep sharpening your mind while working full-time? Adobe will reimburse employees for up to $10,000 for educational programs at accredited colleges and universities.

“Great company culture, benefits and overall atmosphere to work. People are very open, knowledgeable and potential for advancement is very much available,” writes an Adobe order management employee in Lehi, Utah.

7. Paylocity
Paylocity is based in Arlington, Illinois, and the company gives its employees a ton of flexibility, allowing them to work remotely and to manage their own schedules.

“Paylocity values employees and creates a culture that allows employees to be happy and comfortable at work. Paylocity still feels like a small business even with rapid growth. Fun and upbeat place to work,” writes a Paylocity ACA product support specialist in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

8. SAP
Last year, SAP became the first tech company to be awarded with the EDGE Certification for promoting gender equity. CEO Bill McDermott is seen accepting the award here.

“A lot of career growth opportunities and the ability to move into new roles and new groups. A company that truly values its employees and treats them well. Great benefits,” writes a SAP account manager in Chicago, Illinois.

9. MathWorks
Massachusetts-based MathWorks hosts a weekly breakfast for employees and social gatherings during the summer months. CEO Jack Little was one of the highest-rated CEOs on Glassdoor in 2016.

“Just an amazing place full of smart and passionate people that want to do the right thing. Very positive and constructive culture. Management team truly lead by the values they preach,” says a MathWorks sales support employee in Natick, Massachusetts.

10. Salesforce
Salesforce has a unique benefit in the form of their Airing of Grievances program. Employees are encouraged to complain about anything they feel could be improved in the company. Employees are also given a $100 monthly budget for sports and fitness activities.

“My coworkers are smart, motivated, and talented. We have fun! And, the culture is not one of the 60-90 hour work weeks. People here are more mature,” raves a Salesforce senior director in San Francisco, California.

11. Intuit
Intuit’s fitness center has not only 24-hour access for employees, but also guided meditation sessions. The company also recently added gender reassignment surgery to its health insurance plan.

“Everyone is encouraged to innovate – not just engineers. It’s expected, it’s supported and we cherish the learnings – good or bad. We have some of the brightest people I’ve ever worked with in my career,” writes Intuit director in Mountain View, California.

12. Docusign
Looking for a company that provides workers with 30 paid days off per year right off the bat? Docusign doesn’t make employees wait to accrue their PTO.

“Growing company, amazing people, good work-life balance, and lots of opportunities for career growth and development,” writes a DocuSign solution engineer in Seattle, Washington.

13. Concur
Ranked 24th overall on Glassdoor’s 2017 list of the best places to work, Concur prides itself on offering workers the ability to telecommute whenever necessary.

“Good growth opportunities as a professional. Awesome work life balance. Great people and coworkers,” writes a Concur lead software design engineer in Bellevue, Washington.

14. Akamai
Here’s another tech company that offers unlimited vacation, a pretty great perk.

“I have never worked with so many smart and talented individuals who are always willing to help each other out,” writes an Akamai finance director in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

15. Zillow
Zillow takes the cake for its family-friendly perks: The company pays for female employees to ship their breast milk home to their babies when they have to travel for work.

“Innovative, fast moving, fast growing company with great people who love to come to work every day,” writes a Zillow software development engineer in Seattle, Washington.

16. NVIDIA
NVIDIA has unlimited vacation days and an incredibly popular stock purchase program (90 percent of employees participate). Jen-Hsun Huang, seen here, was one of Glassdoor’s highest-rated CEOs of 2016.

“This is an exciting, fun, place to work, where coworkers are intelligent, driven, and passionate about what they do,” writes NVIDIA director of software in Santa Clara, California.

17. Airbnb
The coolest perk on this list has to be Airbnb’s $2,000-per-year travel stipend for every employee. They also have a fun, ironic practice of Formal Fridays, which is exactly what it sounds like.

“Everyone is genuinely smart, enthusiastic, and friendly. The employees deeply care about the company mission and the well-being of the Airbnb community,” writes an Airbnb data scientist in San Francisco, California.

18. Apple
Apple’s Caffè Macs cafeteria is famous for gourmet food and snacks on the super-cheap. Apple also offers commuter shuttles to employees who work on the campus. In the summer months, outdoor barbecues are a fun way for employees to get to know each other.

“Great pay and bonuses. Excellent healthcare benefits and work environment. Every individual is responsible for his/her work, when at the same time, everyone is part of a team,” writes an Apple senior engineer in Cupertino, California.

19. Microsoft
The Redmond, Washington-based tech giant ranks as the 37th best place to work in this year’s overall ranking and 19th among tech companies.

“Competitive salary, good community involvement, strong global presence, great products, cares about employees,” writes a Microsoft employee.

20. Texas Instruments
TI employs more than 30,000 people on three continents. These happy faces are finalists in the Texas Instruments Innovation Challenge, an annual hardware design competition for undergraduate and postgraduate engineering students.

“The culture at TI is awesome. The environment is laid back and the people you get to work with are always willing to help out when needed,” writes a Texas Instruments software engineer in Dallas, Texas

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Compiled from Mashable & Tech Republic

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