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This article was published on December 11, 2013

Glassdoor: Twitter dethrones Facebook as the best tech company to work for, ending three-year streak

Glassdoor: Twitter dethrones Facebook as the best tech company to work for, ending three-year streak Image by: Scott Beale
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Career website Glassdoor today released its sixth annual Employees’ Choice Awards, a list of the 50 best places to work for in the coming year. Twitter was elected the number one tech company to work for in 2014, displacing Facebook, which held the crown for three years straight (2011, 2012, and 2013).

In fact, Facebook didn’t even manage to get second place. Twitter was first in tech (second overall), LinkedIn was second in tech (third overall), and Facebook was third in tech (fifth overall).

That’s not all. 22 tech companies were rated among the 50 best places to work in 2014, ensuring that the technology industry had more firms in the list than any other industry. Here are all 22 of them:

Glassdoor Top Tech Companies BPTW14

Last year, we noted that both Facebook and Google pay their engineers well, so having the duo in the top 10 wasn’t surprising. We also pointed out that given the wide range of projects running at Google, it was odd the company wasn’t higher. This year, like last year, it’s still sixth.

Last year, we noted that it was odd to see Apple so far down the list (at #34), but this year it’s one position lower at #35. Microsoft didn’t make the list last year or this year.

For those who aren’t familiar with it, the Employees’ Choice Awards is based on the input of employees who choose to provide feedback on their job, work environment, and company, via an anonymous online company review survey. Glassdoor then uses a “proprietary algorithm” to determine an overall ranking “based on the quantity, quality and consistency of reviews.”

In other words, it’s based on what employees anonymously tell Glassdoor about their employer. Twitter’s engineers clearly had a lot of good things to say, but opinions might be different after its first year as a public company.

In case you’re still curious, here’s the full list of 50 companies:

Glassdoor 50 Best Places to Work 2014

Top Image Credit: Scott Beale / Laughing Squid