The 20 Companies Where People Want to Work in 2017

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Americans want to work for big companies — well-known brands making a difference in our lives, according to LinkedIn’s list of the top 50 companies of 2017.

To compile its list of the hottest companies, LinkedIn analyzed billions of searches by its more than 500 million members, focusing on the following metrics:

  • Job applications
  • Interest in a company’s brand and employees
  • Employee retention

The companies included on the list have made strides in both attracting and retaining top talent. In addition to offering workers traditional benefits such as health insurance and retirement, many of the companies on the list also offer nontraditional perks such as dog-friendly environments, free passes to Disney theme parks and generous paid family leave programs.

Liz Wiseman, who offers leadership advice to Silicon Valley companies, tells LinkedIn:

“People understand it makes much more sense to go where there’s an exciting brand, because where there’s an exciting brand, there’s career growth. You’ll learn and be given opportunity, instead of playing musical chairs when the budget isn’t met.”

These are the companies where Americans most want to work:

  1. Alphabet (parent company of Google)
  2. Amazon
  3. Facebook
  4. Salesforce
  5. Uber
  6. Tesla
  7. Apple
  8. Time Warner
  9. The Walt Disney Co.
  10. Comcast NBCUniversal
  11. Airbnb
  12. Netflix
  13. McKinsey & Co.
  14. Dell Technologies
  15. Workday
  16. Under Armour
  17. Twitter
  18. CBRE
  19. Visa
  20. JPMorgan Chase & Co.

The list reveals that Americans want to work for big companies. “On average, companies on the U.S. list have 66,279 global employees, roughly 20 percent more than the list’s global average,” writes LinkedIn editor-in-chief Daniel Roth.

LinkedIn analyzed companies with more than 500 employees and excluded itself and parent company Microsoft from consideration.

What do you think of the companies that made the list? Any surprises? Sound off below or on Facebook.

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