Google is the best place to work for in 2013; Microsoft at 75th position – Fortune

Yesterday, Fortune released its list of the 100 Best Companies to work for in 2013 and the compiled result is nonetheless a bit surprising.

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Google maintains the first place thanks to its positive reputation as a great workplace while Microsoft is listed at a disappointing 75th place. It’s even more disheartening to know that biggies like Apple and Facebook are not even listed as the 100 Best Companies to work for in 2013.

Few names which caught our attention on the list are:

  • 1: Google
  • 11: Qualcomm
  • 42: Cisco
  • 63: Hitachi
  • 68: Intel
  • 75: Microsoft

With Google reclaiming the first position, Fortune had something to say:

“The Internet juggernaut takes the Best Companies crown for the fourth time, and not just for the 100,000 hours of free massages it doled out in 2012. New this year are three wellness centers and a seven-acre sports complex, which includes a roller hockey rink; courts for basketball, bocce, and shuffle ball; and horseshoe pits.”

This above description is bound to make sure that a lot of new resumes head towards Mountain View but it’s quite surprising to see Redmond-based Microsoft appear way down on the list at 75th place because I remember it being adjudged as the best place to work for in 2011 by Great Places to Work Institute.

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Susannah Lindsay quit her job a few years back to settle down in a life of domesticity. She has been living in Los Angeles for the last three years, and enjoys following new gadget releases and the latest happenings on the technological front.