Facebook, Google, World Wide Technology near top of Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 2017 list

Apple, Microsoft, Salesforce also recognized in Glassdoor rankings based on employee feedback

Facebook, Google, World Wide Technology near top of Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 2017

Depending up on how loosely I define "enterprise technology vendor," I'd say about a third of the 2017 Glassdoor Best Places to Work in the U.S. list consists of companies that supply IT professionals and those they support.

Facebook (hey, they sell Workplace collaboration tools) is all the way up to #2, rising from #5 last year, and Google (#4), system integrator World Wide Technology (#5) and Adobe (#9) are all among the top 10. Consulting firm Bain & Co., is #1 for the third time since 2012, and replaces Airbnb as top dog this time around in the 9th annual rankings.

Other familiar companies to enterprise IT pros that made the top 50: SAP (#15), Salesforce (#17), Akamai (#25), Apple (#36) and Microsoft (a first-timer on the list, at #37).

Microsoft was #1 in France and SAP was #1 in Germany, according to Glassdoor.

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Glassdoor, an online jobs and recruiting marketplace, ranks companies based on input of employees who voluntarily provide anonymous feedback in filing out a profile about their employment over the past year. It uses a proprietary algorithm to complete the rankings, and large employers must have had at least 75 reviews submitted to qualify.

In addition to recognizing employers with 1,000 or more employees, Glassdoor ranked those with fewer than 1,000 workers, too.

Tops are on that list is Greenhouse Software, a provider of recruiting software as a service (see video below for more on this business). The top 5 small/medium-sized companies on the list are all new to the rankings.

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