Glassdoor, a jobs and career community company based in Sausalito, recently announced winners of the 2014 Employee Choice Awards, recognizing the 50 Best Places to Work, with three Bay Area tech companies were among the top five.
Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook ranked second, third and fifth respectively, in the poll determined by employees of companies with 1,000 or more workers. Two other Bay Area companies made the top 10, with Foster City software firm Guidewire and Google coming in at sixth and eighth place. The nation’s top company in the Employee Choice Awards was the global management consulting firm, Bain & Company, based in Boston.
Other San Francisco Bay Area firms to make Glassdoor’s top 50 were Riverbed Technology, SolarCity, Intuit, Genentech, Intel, Apple at #35, NetApp, Ebay at #49 and Salesforce, at #50. In all, 15 Bay Area companies made the top 50. Tech companies also dominated Glassdoor’s new Employee Choice Awards for medium-sized companies, with Virginia-based Motley Fool taking the top spot.
Of the 106 anonymous reviews from Twitter employees, 85 percent would recommend the social media company to a friend and more impressively, 96 percent approve of CEO Dick Costolo. Linkedin and Facebook racked in similar approval rates, with a whopping 97 percent approval rating for CEO Jeff Weiner, based upon 674 reviews and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, based upon 561. In an earlier poll amongst top CEOs, Zuckerberg was ranked #1, with Google’s Larry Page, Salesforce’s Marc Benioff, and Apple leader Tim Cook in the top 20.