For many people in the tech field, working at Google is a dream position. With a great campus, tons of perks (including paid 12 weeks of maternity/paternity leave) and a group of highly skilled co-workers, there is a feeling of prestige among Google employees. Google is number 1 on Fortune’s list, for the sixth year in a row.
SAS is a leading software company that started from agricultural research and became a statistical software developer with wide-ranging applications. SAS employees are offered onsite fitness and child care facilities as well as subsidized meals and a pharmacy. SAS Institute Inc. is number 6 on Fortune’s list.
Salesforce develops customer relationship management (CRM) software that helps small businesses connect efficiently with their clients when there’s an issue. In addition, they offer enterprise cloud computing for small business applications. Like many of the companies on this list, Salesforce gives employees 6 days of paid volunteer time annually, so that they can effectively give back to the community. They’re number 8 on Fortune’s list.
League of Legends developer Riot Games flew their employees to the League of Legends World Championship in 2014. They also offer a $300/year fund for employees to purchase other games for their personal use. Riot Games is number 13 on Fortune’s list, their first year ranked.
Ultimate Software develops tools for HR and payroll automation. Each employee receives restricted stock in the company as well as medical and dental benefits, fully covered by the company. Ultimate Software is ranked number 21 on Fortune’s list.
Yoga classes and free food are just two of the amenities that Twitter offers its employees. My favorite thing is their intracompany Twitter, called Birdhouse - employees will shout out their colleagues’ exceptional work. According to Twitter, there’s one shutout per minute during the work week. Twitter is ranked number 24 on Fortune’s list, their first year.
World Wide Technology helps clients plan, procure and deploy IT products and solutions, such as cloud servers, analytics, and mobile application development. Amongst other things, WWT matches employee charitable contributions up to $500,000 per year and matches employee’s 401(k) contributions dollar-for-dollar up to 6%. They’re ranked number 28 on Fortune’s list.
TurboTax and QuickBooks developer Intuit has previously been named the Most Admired Software Company as well as landing on Fortune’s Best Places to Work List for several years in a row. Intuit advocates an inclusive workplace and also advocates it socially - they sponsor a Girl Geek dinner in San Francisco that encourages discussion of inspiring female involvement into the tech field. Intuit is ranked 31 on Fortune’s list.
Data storage company NetApp ranks at the top of many employee satisfaction surveys, including the Fortune 100 Best Companies, best places to work in Boston, Research Triangle, Silicon Valley and several other areas over the past 6 years. They also routinely rank within the Fortune 1000. They offer their employees individualized work hours to better maintain a work/life balance as well as the ability to borrow off of future hours to extend breaks. They’re ranked number 35 on Fortune’s list.
The 9 Best Technology Companies to Work for in 2015
Based on Fortune Magazine's Rankings
Based on 2015’s Fortune Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For, these are the "cream of the crop" tech companies. Here are the top ranked employers, with information about where they fell on the Fortune 100 listing.
There are also links to more information about each company and what makes each a great place to work. Remember, a company succeeds when their employees are well taken care of.