The 30 hottest companies of the year, according to LinkedIn
- LinkedIn has released its annual Top Companies list, which analyzes the companies job seekers are most interested in working for.
- Alphabet, Facebook, and Amazon held the top three spots for the third year in a row.
- Other companies included Deloitte, Salesforce, Uber, and Apple.
Alphabet, Facebook, and Amazon can't stop attracting job hunters.The three tech conglomerates topped LinkedIn's list of the hottest companies where Americans want to work for the third year in a row. Advertisement
On Wednesday, LinkedIn released its annual "Top Companies" ranking, which calculates the most popular corporations among job seekers by analyzing interest in companies, engagement with current employees, job demand, and employee retention. The list also included skills that companies are looking for in new employees, and the divisions with the most new hires.
Despite a rocky year for big tech firms - which included major Facebook data leaks, Alphabet's $90 million exit package for sexual misconduct, and Amazon drawing ire from lawmakers and activists over its HQ2 search - job seekers remain unphased. Amazon fell from the top spot in 2018 to number 3, while Alphabet and Facebook moved up one spot from last year to 1 and 2, respectively.Read more: Here's how much male and female American workers earn at every age
Besides tech behemoths, job seekers also expressed interest in working for media companies like The Walt Disney Company and Comcast NBCUniversal, and financial firms like Bank of America and Goldman Sachs.Private companies that made the list for the first time include hospitality firm WeWork, which recently rebranded as We Company, and cloud-based services company Slack.Here are the 30 companies Americans want to work for the most, according to LinkedIn:Advertisement
30: PwC: An accounting company headquartered in London, England.
29. Pinterest: The social media company saw its revenue jump 50% year-over-year to more than $750 million in 2018.Advertisement
28. Verizon: The largest wireless telecommunications provider in the United States.
27. Johnson & Johnson: A hospital and healthcare company.Advertisement
26. SAP: A computer software company based in Germany.
25: Wells Fargo: The finance company serves one in three households in the United States.Advertisement
24. Adobe: A computer software company that grants at least 20-day sabbatical to loyal employees.
23. Slack: A computer software company who's acronym stands for "Searchable Log of All Conversation and Knowledge."Advertisement
22. Citi: The financial services company became the first to share its median gender pay gap globally (it found a 29% gap between male and female earnings)
21. Goldman Sachs: A financial services company that recently made headlines for relaxing its traditionally formal dress code.Advertisement
20. ADP: A Human Resources company that offers online payroll services.
19. Lyft: The ride-sharing company recently filed for IPO, pricing shares at $72.Advertisement
18. Bank of America: One of the country's biggest banks is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
17. The Walt Disney Company: The parent company of ESPN, ABC, Pixar, and more.Advertisement
16. Tesla: An automative company co-founded by Elon Musk.
15. Comcast NBCUniversal: A media company that houses its downtown Philadelphia campus in the city's tallest building.Advertisement
14. Spotify: The music streaming service that recently acquired Gimlet Media and Anchor, a podcast-hosting company.
13. The We Company: A hospitality firm that recently rebranded its former name, WeWork.Advertisement
12. Cisco: A computer networking company that sells high-tech services and products.
11. Netflix: An entertainment company and one of the largest streaming services.Advertisement
10. Dell Technologies: An information technology company that is the parent company of Dell, Dell EMC, VMware, RSA Security, and others.
9. Oracle: An information technology and services company with 90% of its workforce located outside its San Francisco Bay Area headquarters.Advertisement
8. Airbnb: A home-sharing internet company that offers employees $500 in travel credits each quarter.
7. Apple: The consumer electronics company plans to create 20,000 new jobs over the next five years, as well as build a $1 billion new office in Austin, Texas.Advertisement
6. Uber: A ride-sharing company that operates in 65 countries and 600-plus cities worldwide.
5. Deloitte: A management consulting company.Advertisement
4. Salesforce: A cloud-based software company headquartered in San Francisco.
3. Amazon: The multinational technology company that owns Whole Foods, Audible, Zappos, and others.Advertisement
2. Facebook: The parent company of Instagram, Oculus VR, and WhatsApp.
1. Alphabet: The parent company of Google, YouTube, Nest and others.Advertisement
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