LinkedIn has been digging into its masses of data to identify the companies its users want to work for.
It used metrics including the level of searches for a company’s job postings, interest in a firm’s brands and its employees, and retention rates to compile this index.
The list is based on information from US users, but many of the names at the top of the table have Irish operations.
Google’s parent company sits at the top of the pile, it’s built up a reputation for having a positive working culture, lots of perks, and competitive salaries.
The report also highlights the variety of roles which the company offers, it says that “the opportunity and resources employees are given to tackle massive problems, stretching from creating self-driving cars to impeding extremism,” attracts workers.
Google currently employs more than 6,000 people in Ireland. The internet giant has previously spent €99m and €100m on its current office blocks at Dublin’s Grand Canal Dock.
The company is believed to be bringing 400 new jobs to the capital if it can find the right office space.
Amazon came to prominence as an e-commerce platform but there’s a lot (lot) more to the company than that.
This year its film studio bagged an Oscar, it’s fleet of delivery drones is taking flight, and its cloud business is among the market leaders in the booming data industry.
It announced plans last summer to bring 500 new jobs to Dublin over two years, and it also has an operation in Cork.
Closing in on an incredible 2 billion active users (the latest count is 1.9 billion), business is booming for Mark Zuckerburg’s social network.
According to LinedIn its software engineering, infrastructure, machine learning, data analytics and marketing roles are particularly sought after.
Facebook is set to significantly expand its Irish presence and has secured additional office space in the capital.
It can fit up to 2,000 workers in its current Dublin HQ and is due to add space for 800 more in a new office in the north docklands.
The firm drafted in Buddhist monks to act as consultants when it built its San Francisco HQ.
The software solutions and cloud computing firm also carries out rolling audits to ensure that there is no discrepancy in pay due to gender, race or ethnicity across its workforce.
It’s Dublin office currently has a number of vacancies.
Uber’s relationship with the self-employed drivers who use its service has sparked controversy across Europe, but jobs in its offices are in high demand.
“Unique job appliers nearly doubled in February from a year earlier,” according to LinkedIn.
The company employs some 400 workers in Limerick.
Here’s the rest of the top 20 – with the companies with Irish offices (or plans to open an Irish office) in bold:
8. Time Warner
9. Walt Disney
10. Comcast NBC Universal
13. McKinsey & Co
16. Under Armour
20. JPMorgan Chase & Co