Tech Companies to look for in 2016

By : |April 5, 2016 0

A job in tech industry is aspired by tons of people with its high pays and higher perks. But pays and perks are no guarantee for employee satisfaction. Not all companies think about employee happiness and contentment.

So, for those who are toying with the idea of floating their resume in the market, we present to you a list of tech companies via job-hunting site Glassdoor, which are making their employees happiest.

And it isn’t Google or Facebook that tops the chart.

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Airbnb

Leaving behind the giants like Facebook, Apple and Google, Airbnb is the company that takes best care of its emplyees. Founded in August 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world.

Employee speaks: “The people that work here are some of the best I’ve met in my professional career. The culture is good. The founders are great people and I believe they have the best intentions for the company, the employees, and our community. There is a lot of opportunity to learn from different teams and possibly switch roles as departments grow and new team form.” – Airbnb employee

Rating: 4.6 out of 5

Guideware

Guidewire, is a software publisher based in Foster City, California that makes software for the insurance industry.

Employee speaks: “Guidewire hits the sweet spot between ‘startup culture’ and ‘big corporate culture.’ There is the small company vibe, wherein you can talk to everyone and get things done. And there is enough room for flexibility in processes for individuals and teams to choose what works best for them, while having the support of the larger organization.” –Guidewire employee

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Hubspot

HubSpot is an inbound marketing and sales platform that helps companies attract visitors, convert leads, and close customers.

Employee speaks: “Leadership places a heavy emphasis on employee growth across all divisions, from tuition reimbursement to offering opportunities to take on challenges outside your core responsibilities. Transparent culture from top to bottom. Management actually listens to employees, and makes quick changes to structure if/when needed.” – Hubspot employee

Rating: 4.4 out of 5

Facebook

Facebook is the social networking titan.

Employee speaks: “The culture is really amazing and in my opinion even better than the media portrays it. The perks are wonderful, but the professional experience is even better! I feel the energy everyday working here.” – Facebook product specialist

Rating: 4.4 out of 5

LinkedIn

LinkedIn a business-oriented social networking service. Founded in December 14, 2002 and launched on May 5, 2003, it is mainly used for professional networking.

Employee speaks: “Our culture is about transformation, integrity, collaboration, humor, and of course results. This culture drives everything we do and is supported by the company’s core values that every employee knows and lives each day. Our values are grounded in our members who come first always.” – LinkedIn senior manager (San Francisco, CA)

Rating: 4.4 out of 5

Google

Google is an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products. These include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, and software.

Employee speaks: Everyone works together to achieve big and have fun while doing it. The perks are unbelievable (food, massage, gyms, discounts, etc) but the best part is being surrounded by such amazing talent. It’s truly inspiring.

Ratings: 4.3 out of 5

 Zillow

Zillow is an online real estate database company that was founded in 2006 and created by Rich Barton and Lloyd Frink, former Microsoft executives and founders of Microsoft spin-off Expedia.

Employee speaks: “The views are amazing, the free food/snacks/drinks are great, and the benefits are great. I’m surrounded by smart people, and am constantly learning. Little red-tape and no business politics allow for us to immediately benefit the company and have a huge impact.” – Zillow data scientist

Rating: 4.3 out of 5

World Wide Technology

WWT is an award-winning technology integrator bringing collaborative, innovative and proven approaches to evaluate, architect and implement solutions.

Employee speaks: “Flexible Hours along with Telecommute Days. Family Environment, Fun and never bored, always work to be done! Benefits are excellent!” – World Wide Technology employee (Saint Louis, MO)

Rating: 4.3 out of 5

Mindbody

Mindbody is a software firm for class- and appointment-based businesses.

Employee speaks: “It’s a culture of happiness! I’ve never been in such a positive environment. Management encourages you not only professionally, but in personal aspects of life too.” – Mindbody technical support employee (Pismo Beach, CA).

Rating: 4.2 out of 5

Expedia

Expedia is an online travel site.

Employee speaks: “The atmosphere is positive, energetic and entrepreneurial. The combination of travel and technology creates a fast-paced and exciting place to be. Join us!” – Expedia director (Bellevue, WA)

Rating: 4.1 out of 5

Riot Games

Riot Games is a video game publisher, developer, and e-sports tournament organizer that was established in 2006. Their main office is based in West Los Angeles, California.Popular for “League of Legends” game.

Employee speaks: “Riot treats all of its employees incredibly well, from top-tier benefits across the board, to the state of the art campus, free gourmet lunch and dinner. I really can’t imagine a better place to work in games (or in tech around the greater LA area).” – Riot Games senior staff (Los Angeles, CA)

Rating: 4.1 out of 5

Adobes

Adobe is a software maker best known for its design and photo-editing software.

Employee speaks: “Outstanding company benefits — the Employee Stock Purchase Plan is second to none. Extremely progressive company that values employees. I truly feel needed and wanted with freedom to make decisions and have support at all levels.” – Adobe employee

Rating: 4.1 out of 5

Apple

Do we need an introduction?

Employee speak: “Benefits, team is amazing, management is wonderful, constantly learning on a daily basis. You work with people who are as passionate about what they do as you are — who are determined and destined for great things. Vacation, stocks, health benefits, etc. are wonderful!” – Apple operations employee (Cupertino, CA)

Rating: 4.0 out of 5

Twitter

Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called “tweets”

Employee speaks: “The people that work here are amazing! Our environment thrives on reciprocation of employees teaching and learning from each other. I am empowered to make the decisions needed to help make an impact on the company.” – Twitter recruiter (San Francisco, CA)

Rating: 4.0 out of 5

 Paycom

Paycom is an online payroll and human resource software provider.

Employee speaks: “Leaders are always encouraging us to provide constructive feedback. Catered lunches and on-site gym.Being surrounded by some of the most amazing professionals that inspire me daily.” – Paycom talent acquisition specialist (Oklahoma City, OK)

Rating: 4.0 out of 5

Akamai

Akamai is a content delivery network or CDN and cloud services provider headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the United States.
Employee speaks: “This is the best place I’ve ever worked, bar none. People are dauntingly smart, friendly, and helpful, the work is challenging but interesting, the benefits are very good, and the pace — while certainly subject to the occasional flurry of long hours — is remarkably life- and family-friendly.” – Akamai senior user experience designer (Cambridge, MA)

Rating: 4.0 out of 5

Salesforce

Salesforce is an American cloud computing company headquartered in San Francisco, California. Though its revenue comes from a customer relationship management (CRM) product, Salesforce also capitalizes on commercial applications of social networking through acquisition.

As of early 2016, it is one of the most highly valued American cloud computing companies with a market capitalization of $45 billion

Employee speaks: “Amazing corporate culture: Work hard but have fun doing it. Unbelievable benefits that are constantly increasing.A meritocracy where employees are handsomely rewarded for hard work. You’ll never get bored!” – Salesforce commercial account executive (San Francisco, CA)

Rating: 4.0 out of 5

F5 Networks

F5 Networks is a multinational American company which specializes in Application Delivery Networking technology that optimizes the delivery of network-based applications and the security, performance,

Employee speaks: “Great company culture, people who care about each other and get great stuff done for customers. Great benefits and rewards.Company that cares about the local community.” – F5 Networks project manager

Rating: 4.0 out of 5

Workday

Workday offers human resources software to businesses via the cloud.

Employee speaks: “Great management which has a vision and direction for the company. Work/Life balance is excellent; the company is very family focused. If you’re a high contributor, near unlimited potential for opportunities and promotions.” – Workday technology management employee

Rating: 4.0 out of 5

Red Hat

Red Hat is a software maker best known for its commercial version of the Linux operating system and for offering “open source” software that can be modified and shared to anyone by anyone.

Employee speaks: “Some of the smartest people in the biz. Folks have the highest respect for technical and field resources. A family-like culture.” – Red Hat Sales Representative

Rating: 4.0 out of 5

 Concur

Concur offers business travel and expense management cloud software. It is now a part of huge German software company, SAP, since SAP bought it a year ago for $8.3 billion.

Employee speaks: “The people and culture at Concur are phenomenal. They hire great people and it shows. They are great at rewarding the Sales Team and they always are providing fun incentives.” – Concur regional sales executive (Eden Prairie, MN)

Rating: 3.9 out of 5

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