LinkedIn reveals top 50 places to work in the US for 2018

The standard for qualifying what makes a ‘good’ or ‘satisfying’ job has become much higher, as most big-name companies are implementing over-the-top perks, office spaces and policies that make getting up and going to work anything but a drag.

From product discounts to healthcare plans to dog parks on the premises, LinkedIn analyzed U.S. workplaces based on factors such as job demand, job retention, job seekers’ engagement with the company and job seekers’ engagement with current employees of the company.

This year’s number one spot goes to the one company that seems to be, well, taking over the world — and by offering to prepay up to 95 percent of tuition, textbooks and any additional fees for employees to enroll in training for certificates and associate degrees for a multitude of different fields, it’s easy to see why employees would love it just as much as the rest of us consumers do.

Think you know which workplace clinched the top spot? Scroll through to see LinkedIn’s top U.S. companies for 2018:

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#50: Abbott
#49: Tableau Software 
#48: JLL
#47: PepsiCo
#46: Starbucks
#45: Johnson & Johnson 
#44: Box
#43: Twitter
#42: Capital One
#41: ADP
#40: Square Inc. 
#39: National Football League
#38: Kering 
#37: Citadel 
#36: WeWork
#35: Nike 
#34: Accenture
#33: National Basketball Association 
#32: DropBox 
#31: Cisco 
#30: Stryker
#29: Ernst and Young
#28: Morgan Stanley
#27: Live Nation
#26: Boston Consulting Group 
#25: PwC 
#24: Goldman Sachs 
#23: Verizon 
#22: Deloitte
#21: Samsung 
#20: IBM 
#19: LVMH 
#18: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
#17: Dell Technologies
#16: Time Warner
#15: Airbnb
#14: Adobe
#13: McKinsey & Company
#12: Uber 
#11: Spotify 
#10: Netflix 
#9: Oracle 
#8: The Walt Disney Company 
#7: Comcast NBCUniversal 
#6: Apple 
#5: Tesla 
#4: Salesforce
#3: Facebook
#2: Alphabet
#1: Amazon 
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LinkedIn Editor at Large, George Anders, offered insight as to just how popular and appealing Amazon is to LinkedIn users:

"On LinkedIn, Amazon's job listings have attracted a whopping 55 million views (and 8 million applications) in the past 12 months alone. Competition for engineering jobs is understandably intense, with 52 applications for each opening. But the scramble to get a sales job at Amazon is even fiercer. LinkedIn data shows that each sales opening, on average, elicits 401 applications."

Notably dropping down on this year’s list were Uber and Twitter, with Twitter plummeting 26 spots to the bottom 10 of the list, thanks to a rough 2017 in the public eye.

Tech and Entertainment companies seemed to dominate the list, though a surprising amount of big banks (like J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and Goldman Sachs) cracking the list — an interesting feat given their reputations for brutal work culture.

A full deep dive of the companies listed can be found here.

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