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Google Ranked Number One Place to Work (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.

  • Azn Cracker
    Are they taking applications for janitors?
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  • A Bad Day
    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
    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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  • You left out the #2 firm on the list, also a tech firm, SAS.
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  • dan-fish
    Nope it's there
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  • makafri
    I think valve should be a great place to work....
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  • alidan
    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
    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
    Azn CrackerAre they taking applications for janitors?I was thinking the same thing lol
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  • synd
    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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