Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) rules in the world of internships, according to the latest analysis from Glassdoor.com. The company looked at posts from employees and interns about companies all over the country, and Facebook edged out Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)—but just barely.
Facebook beats Google on technicality
Both Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) and Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) received a 4.6 rating. Last year and the year before that, Google received the honor of being in the top spot on the list. The site doesn’t really say why Facebook edged out Google since they both have a 4.6 rating.
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Interns who worked at Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) especially liked the company’s creative and innovative culture, feeling valued, being able to work alongside “smart colleagues on projects that affect more than a billion people” and, of course, the extra perks like on-site laundry facilities and even free food.
In order to come up with their list, Glassdoor.com used at least 20 intern reviews which were shared on the site between Jan. 24 of last year and Jan. 23 of this year. The company used only companies which are hiring interns as of Feb.1.
Apple, Microsoft, other tech companies also feature prominently
Third on the list is QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM), with a 4.5 rating. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) actually came in sixth with a 4.4 rating, while Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was seventh. This is the third year in a row Microsoft was on the list.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was in ninth place on the list, while Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) landed in fourteenth place. This is actually the first year Yahoo has been on this list, according to Glassdoor.
Other major technology companies which made the list of the top 25 include Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO), Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) and Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Several of the others were financial companies like Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM), although Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) also made the list.