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Google Ranked Number One Place to Work (Again)

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Google tops Fortune's list once again.

Google has a reputation for being an excellent employer. Not only is the company known for having amazing offices filled with all kinds of wonderful things like complimentary coffee, great restaurants, and more, Google is famous for giving its employees what's known as '20 Percent Time.' Staff members are supposed to use this time to work on their own personal projects while at work. The idea is that 20 Percent Time promotes creativity. And all of this is before you even start on the benefits package. Knowing all of that, it's not at all surprising to learn that Google has topped Fortune's 2013 '100 Best Companies to Work For.'

So Google came out on top, as was the case in 2012. But how about other companies in the tech industry? Joining Google in the top 10 were SAS (number two), NetApp (number six), and Ultimate Software (number nine). Qualcomm comes in at number 11, while animation company Dreamworks is in 12th place. Accounting software company Intuit placed 22nd and World Wide Technology occupied spot number 25.

Google rival Microsoft is number 75, which isn't great compared to Mountain View, but is streets ahead of Apple, which didn't even make this year's list. Also not on the list are Amazon, Facebook, or Twitter. Rackspace Hosting (34) is there, as is Cisco (42), Autodesk (54), Hitachi (63) and Intel (68). Check out the full list here.

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    Azn Cracker , January 19, 2013 3:07 PM
    Are they taking applications for janitors?
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    alidan , January 19, 2013 5:17 PM
    A Bad DayI was kinda expecting Apple to be one of the top considering the stupidly large cash reserve it sat on (and never gave away even a single cent until after Steve Jobs passed away).

    from what i hear, working for apple is like working in a prison.
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    Azn Cracker , January 19, 2013 3:07 PM
    Are they taking applications for janitors?
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    A Bad Day , January 19, 2013 3:33 PM
    I was kinda expecting Apple to be one of the top considering the stupidly large cash reserve it sat on (and never gave away even a single cent until after Steve Jobs passed away).
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    beayn , January 19, 2013 3:46 PM
    A Bad DayI was kinda expecting Apple to be one of the top considering the stupidly large cash reserve it sat on (and never gave away even a single cent until after Steve Jobs passed away).
    They finally started giving dividends. It's 5x less than an average dividend, but it's available now when before they gave zero.

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    Anonymous , January 19, 2013 4:23 PM
    You left out the #2 firm on the list, also a tech firm, SAS.
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    dan-fish , January 19, 2013 4:51 PM
    Nope it's there
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    makafri , January 19, 2013 4:53 PM
    I think valve should be a great place to work....
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    alidan , January 19, 2013 5:17 PM
    A Bad DayI was kinda expecting Apple to be one of the top considering the stupidly large cash reserve it sat on (and never gave away even a single cent until after Steve Jobs passed away).

    from what i hear, working for apple is like working in a prison.
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    bison88 , January 19, 2013 5:17 PM
    makafriI think valve should be a great place to work....



    It's been recognized as the best gaming company to work for. Maybe it's just too small of a company to make the list.
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    pspman1313 , January 19, 2013 5:20 PM
    Azn CrackerAre they taking applications for janitors?

    I was thinking the same thing lol
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    synd , January 19, 2013 5:20 PM
    I'm surprised Valve wasn't in the list. Usually Valve is the best place to work.
    (http://www.valvesoftware.com/company/Valve_Handbook_LowRes.pdf)
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    A Bad Day , January 19, 2013 5:33 PM
    alidanfrom what i hear, working for apple is like working in a prison.


    Well, Steve Jobs did fire entire project teams because he didn't like what they created, and routinely dropped the F-bomb when someone proposed an idea he didn't like...
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    Cryio , January 19, 2013 7:17 PM
    I would love working at Opera, to be honest.
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    alidan , January 19, 2013 7:31 PM
    A Bad DayWell, Steve Jobs did fire entire project teams because he didn't like what they created, and routinely dropped the F-bomb when someone proposed an idea he didn't like...


    im thinking more the reports of having your cellphone taken and searched.
    they give you the iphone so its technically the companies, and they are allowed to.
    or also the reports of lockdowns till the searches are over.
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    ddpruitt , January 19, 2013 8:14 PM
    I wonder if the report only looks at a single location, after all Apple (and to an extent Google) have hardware built in China under atrocious conditions.
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    MajinCry , January 19, 2013 8:35 PM
    Pfft.

    Best place to work would be in a Chinese restaurant.

    Them Asian waitresses...*Melts*
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    burmese_dude , January 20, 2013 1:15 AM
    No crApple on the list?
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    mayankleoboy1 , January 20, 2013 2:46 AM
    +1 for Valve.

    It has that awesomw guide for people.
    And it has rollable desks, that you an roll to any project you like, and start working there.
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    youssef 2010 , January 20, 2013 6:10 AM
    Wish I was a computer engineer
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    de5_Roy , January 20, 2013 8:49 AM
    where is amd on this list again? :whistle:  :lol: 
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    Anonymous , January 20, 2013 11:18 AM
    Apple not on the list... isn't that sacrilegious
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