Career website Glassdoor released its sixth annual Employees’ Choice Awards, a list of the 50 best places to work for in the coming year. Twitter was elected the number one tech company to work for in 2014, displacing Facebook, which held the crown for three years straight (2011, 2012, and 2013).
In fact, Facebook didn’t even manage to get second place. Twitter was first in tech (second overall), LinkedIn was second in tech (third overall), and Facebook was third in tech (fifth overall).
That’s not all. 22 tech companies were rated among the 50 best places to work in 2014, ensuring that the technology industry had more firms in the list than any other industry. Here are all 22 of them:
Last year, it was noted that both Facebook and Google pay their engineers well, so having the duo in the top 10 wasn’t surprising. It was also pointed out that given the wide range of projects running at Google, it was odd the company wasn’t higher. This year, like last year, it’s still sixth.
Last year, also noted was the oddness to see Apple so far down the list (at #34), but this year it’s one position lower at #35. Microsoft didn’t make the list last year or this year.
For those who aren’t familiar with it, the Employees’ Choice Awards is based on the input of employees who choose to provide feedback on their job, work environment, and company, via an anonymous online company review survey. Glassdoor then uses a “proprietary algorithm” to determine an overall ranking “based on the quantity, quality and consistency of reviews.”
In other words, it’s based on what employees anonymously tell Glassdoor about their employer. Twitter’s engineers clearly had a lot of good things to say, but opinions might be different after its first year as a public company.