It used to be that every tech head wanted to work for Google. I suppose that still applies for many people, what with all the perks that Google gives its employees, not to mention the cred you rack up if you work for the Big G. In the past three years, however, Zuckerberg’s Facebook has taken the top spot in Glassdoor’s Employees’s Choice Awards. Gone are those glory days for Facebook, though, as Glassdoor recently turned the crown over to no other than Twitter.

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It’s not that Google and Facebook are out of the picture, you know. The former ranks number 6, while the latter is still at number 3.  Here are the top 22 tech companies in terms of employee satisfaction.

You might notice some names which are glaringly missing: Apple and Microsoft. The former is at number 35 while the latter is nowhere to be seen. Surprising or not?

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So, what are the factors that come into play in determining the best tech companies to work for?

As you can see at the bottom of the image, employees are given a questionnaire for them to give feedback on their job. This includes, but is not limited to, work environment and the company. I assume policies and perks are included. Using the gathered data, “Glassdoor then uses a “proprietary algorithm” to determine an overall ranking “based on the quantity, quality and consistency of reviews.”” (Source)

No matter what that proprietary algorithm may involve, I think it’s safe to say that at the end of the day, Glassdoor determines just how happy employees are with their jobs and the company in general.

You know what would be fun to know? The details of what exactly makes a tech company awesome to work for. While rankings are always fun for stat nerds, there’s something better about discovering just what a company does for its employees. Especially companies that we hear about (and patronize) every single day.

Maybe this has something to do with it?

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