Earlier this morning, when doing some research, I randomly ended up of Fortune’s Top 100 Best companies to work for list. It was not a surprise to see Google at the top of the list – so many of my friends who work there feel that the search giant really takes care of their employees. Of the 100 companies, only 14 are technology companies, including names such as WorkDay, VMWare, Autodesk, Intuit, GoDaddy and Adobe Systems.
What raised my eyebrows was the names missing from the list. AirBnB, Apple and Facebook, for example. Given the lavishness with which technology companies tend to pamper their employees – shuttles, catered lunches, flexible work hours and many other perks, I am surprised to see companies such as Slack, Twitter and Pinterest missing from this list. From what I hear, they are great places to work, and perhaps that’s why I am a tad surprised by their omission.
Just to give you a comparison, Glassdoor in its list of top 50 best places to work has AirBnb at #1, Google at #8 spot, Hubspot (#4), Facebook (#5), Apple (#25), Twitter (#26) and Salesforce is at #32 on their list.
Conclusion? All lists are subjective and change based on who is voting, when.
Update: Friends on Facebook told me to look at the fine print – the Fortune list an opt-in list and some of the big names missing on the list might not have opted to participate.