Google parent company Alphabet Inc., Microsoft and Apple have topped Forbes first-ever list of the World’s Best Employers. Alphabet, with a workforce of around 72,000 employees, topped the list after its employees credited it with having excellent working conditions, diversity and company image, reported Forbes. As per the report, more than 36,000 global recommendations were analyzed by Statista to create the World’s Best Employers list. Employees were asked to rate their company or employer and the possibility of recommending it to their family members or friends. This list is based on Forbes’ 2017 Global 2000 rankings, which featured public companies from 58 countries that together accounted for $35.3 trillion in revenue.
According to the Forbes report, Alphabet, as well as second place Microsoft and third place Japan Exchange Group, was ranked high for its outstanding attractiveness for employees. Ranked second on the list of best employers; Microsoft also came in third this year on Forbes’ list of the world’s largest tech companies.The company saw $89 billion in sales, $21.2 billion in profit, assets of $241 billion and a $573.7 billion market value this year. Meanwhile, Japan Exchange Group, with assets worth $337 billion, is one of the top investment-services company to feature in the list, quoted the Forbes report.
Acquiring the fourth place on the list, Apple has been listed as the world’s most valuable tech company, as per BGR website. Forbes has considered Apple as a tough contender to beat in the list with fat pay cheques and discounts on Apple products. According to a report by the Business Insider, Apple also rewards its employees with “beer bashes” every once in a while, apart from hosting live music shows on its products anniversaries.