Career website Glassdoor has released a rather interesting report regarding what employees think about their companies’ prospects for the next two quarters: across 250,000 firms, only 38 percent are positive. Google topped the list with 86 percent of its workforce believing the company’s business will perform better in the next six months.

Google has arguably had a very promising last couple of quarters, most recently seeing its valuation soar past $300 billion. This week the company held its annual Google I/O conference, featuring a slew of announcements, most of which were well received.

Rounding out the top three on the Glassdoor list are Qualcomm (76 percent of employees believe the business outlook will improve) and Yahoo (75 percent of employees were positive). The trio all had 0 percent of their workers projecting their respective businesses would get worse.

Here’s the full top 10 list:

Top 10 Companies Best Business Outlook 730x884 Glassdoor: Google employees most optimistic about business outlook, followed by Qualcomm, Yahoo, SAP, and Amazon

At The Next Web, we’re particularly interested in tech companies, but in this case the results don’t require much picking and choosing. You’ll notice that the top five companies are all tech firms, not hugely surprising but definitely a noteworthy occurrence.

Other tech giants aren’t doing as well, at least if you ask their employees. Here 10 more results for a few worth noting:

  • Apple: 59 percent of employees say business outlook getting better.
  • Huawei Technologies: 55 percent of employees say business outlook getting better.
  • Cisco: 49 percent of employees say business outlook getting better.
  • Oracle: 49 percent of employees say business outlook getting better.
  • IBM: 41 percent of employees say business outlook getting better.
  • Microsoft: 35 percent of employees say business outlook getting better.
  • HP: 32 percent of employees say business outlook getting better.
  • Intel: 31 percent of employees say business outlook getting better.
  • Best Buy: 25 percent of employees say business outlook getting better.
  • Dell: 22 percent of employees say business outlook getting better.

Most of these finding are in line with what you might expect, although you might expect Microsoft and Intel staff to be more optimistic about their respective company’s progress. We’ll be looking to see how these results change in the next report, as some outlooks are bound to be drastically adjusted in the coming year.

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