Thinking of starting off a new career? Choosing the right company to work and grow in has just become easier. LinkedIn has released a list of the top 10 companies, professionals are most interested in working in.
The list was created based on the rate at which LinkedIn members were applying to job openings in such companies and some other parameters which include:
- How often non-employees were seeking to connect with company employees on LinkedIn
- Whether or not employees held the job for at least a year
- Companies that went out of their way to seek out talent and develop employees once they were hired, among a host of other characteristics.
Below is the list of top 10 companies you should want to work with:
Alphabet Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate created in a corporate restructuring on October 2, 2015. It is the parent company of Google and several former Google subsidiaries.
With free gourmet cafeterias, massage rooms, nap pods, haircuts and onsite doctors available for employee checkups (free of charge), Google is trying its best to keep employees happy.
Amazon.com, Inc. is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company that was founded on July 5, 1994 by Jeff Bezos and is based in Seattle, Washington.
Throughout the year, Amazon coordinates small appearances by musicians, authors, TV/movie personalities, notable professionals, etc. Employees can attend for free.
Facebook is an American for-profit corporation and an online social media and social networking service based in Menlo Park, California.
Among other perks Facebook has a free candy shop loaded with frozen yogurt, ice cream, a toppings bar, candy and a fresh bakery.
Salesforce.com, inc. is an American cloud computing company headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Want to go back to school to boost your career? Salesforce will reimburse 100% of the costs of fees, tuition, and books for pre-approved, job-related courses taken at an accredited academic institution (i.e., a university, college, or language school)—up to $5,250 each calendar year.
Uber Technologies Inc. is an American technology company headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States, operating in 633 cities worldwide. It develops, markets and operates the Uber car transportation and food delivery mobile apps.
There’s a lot of upside to working at Uber — ping-pong tournaments, unlimited string cheese, and a team of amazing coworkers — but the best perk of all has got to be our ride credits, replenished on the first day of each month.
Tesla, Inc. is an American automaker, energy storage company, and solar panel manufacturer based in Palo Alto, California.
Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services.
There were many great benefits. From a stock purchase plan, to wellness programs, to transportation assistance, to healthcare (best health benefits I've ever had), and, of course, a nice discount off products.
8. Time Warner
Time Warner Cable was an American cable television company. Prior to its purchase by Charter Communications in 2016, it was ranked the second largest cable company in the United States by revenue behind only Comcast, operating in 29 states.
9. The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Disney, is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate, headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California.
10. Comcast NBCUniversal
Comcast NBCUniversal recently made a commitment to hiring 10,000 military veterans, to add to its already 160,000-strong ranks of employees. LinkedIn also noted that the company has spent some $8 billion to diversify its supply chain, specifically working with minority and women-owned suppliers.
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Interestingly, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Google Inc., Sundar Pichai landed in Lagos, Nigeria on Thursday, July 27, and said his team would be training 10 million Nigerians in the next five years.
CEO Pichai said this while highlighting the need for individuals and businesses to leverage the digital space and subsequently transition into a digital economy.
Watch this NAIJ.com video as Nigerians speak on salaries and jobs: