Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has been named the best company to work for in 2014, according to Fortune’s 17th annual list. This year’s list is pretty similar to last year. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) remains on the top, but Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) skidded from 75th place to 86th place. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) once again couldn’t make it to the top 100.
Google tops the list once again
There were some new arrivals like Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) (#95) and The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ:CAKE) (#92). Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) which didn’t make the cut last year, stood at 83rd place, ahead of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC). Fortune said Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) encourages philanthropy. The search engine giant donates $50 for every five hours a company employee volunteers. In total, 12 technology companies appeared on the list, compared to 11 last year.
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Software developer SAS Institute was the second best employer. The company offers unlimited sick time, and has an onsite health center with 53 medical staff. It is followed by The Boston Consulting Group. This five-decade old management consulting firm is known for its rigorous recruitment process and sky high salaries. Edward Jones was ranked fourth. The financial services firm recruited 3,000 employees last year, taking the total staff count to 38,000. Detroit-based Quicken Loans, Inc. has been named the fifth best company to work for.
Among the top ten, biotechnology firm Genentech occupied the sixth place, Salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) is ranked 7th, Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU) is the 8th best employer, Robert W. Baird & Co. took the 9th spot while DPR Construction is the 10th best company to work for. Surprisingly, no social media company appeared among the top 100. Though Fortune says Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is the best company for employees, Glassdoor recently named Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) as the best company to work for.
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) shares inched up 0.64% to $1,157.94 in pre-market trading Tuesday.