🥇 MAJOR TECH EMPLOYER POWER RANKINGS (SEATTLE ONLY, Q4 2017)

Dec 17, 2017 269 Comments

These rankings take into account: desirability, compensation, prestige, reputation, quality of life, exclusivity, company trajectory, social brand value, career growth opportunities, stock performance, location, office quality and a secret sauce of other factors. This analysis is focused specifically on the Seattle market and is normalized to that market, i.e. companies may rank higher/lower here than if we included SF/SV or other markets in the analysis. Companies outside of #10 are not ranked. Remember this is based on a composite of factors so a company’s ranking is not solely dictated by strong/weak performance in one or two areas etc.

Elite Tier:
1. Facebook (incl. Oculus)
2. Google

Top Tier:
3. Airbnb
4. Apple
5. Lyft

High Tier:
6. Amazon
7. Uber
8. Valve
9. Stripe
10. Snapchat
-Palantir
-Splunk
-Dropbox

Mid Tier:
-Hulu
-Microsoft (incl. LinkedIn)
-Tableau
-Alibaba
-Salesforce
-Pinterest
-Twitter
-Puppet

Low Tier:
-Expedia
-Oracle
-VMWare
-Qualtrics
-Nintendo
-HBO
-eBay
-Intel
-Adobe
-Socrata
-Redfin
-Porch
-Bungie
-IBM
-Zillow
-Sonos
-Remitly

Shit Tier:
-Cisco
-F5 Networks
-EMC
-HP/HPE
-EA (incl. PopCap)
-T-Mobile
-BrightCove
-Starbucks
-DocuSign
-GoDaddy
-Centurylink
-Groupon
-REI
-Slalom Consulting
-Accenture
-Concur
-Visa
-Nordstrom
-Niantic

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TOP 269 Comments
  • Amazon fICL14
    > Amazon

    > not low tier

    Lol
    Dec 17, 2017 9
    • Amazon fICL14
      Agreed, Microsoft benefits and culture are better, but new grad comp is comparable and that's a fact.
      Dec 18, 2017
    • Amazon fICL14
      Max any tips for getting into a unicorn?
      Dec 18, 2017
  • Microsoft Qpqpoxix
    I don’t see how amazon is higher than Microsoft. Same shit to get in.
    Dec 17, 2017 2
    • Amazon pk5vq4
      OP
      Mainly differentiated by outcomes of transfers between companies, competitive offer acceptance, compensation, company image/reputation and future trajectory. Difficulty of interview is not the only factor. Microsoft has great quality of life but fares poorly in other categories.
      Dec 17, 2017
    • Microsoft / Product
      Karsa

      Microsoft Product

      PRE
      startups
      Karsamore
      Lol, I guess a post like this is easier than having your lower ribs removed.. Same outcome tho.
      Dec 17, 2017
  • Oracle DustinH
    Who made this ranking, you? Thanks for putting us in low tier.
    Dec 17, 2017 2
    • Google / Eng
      eYiX63

      Google Eng

      PRE
      Airbnb
      eYiX63more
      You've earned it :)
      Dec 17, 2017
    • Oracle DustinH
      Yeah, at least he didn’t put us in shit tier. How would I show my face to in laws being in a shit tier. Thanks for saving my face man.
      Dec 17, 2017
  • Amazon noice
    Classic shitpost. Nobody gives a fuck about your opinionated ranking.
    Dec 17, 2017 2
    • Microsoft / Design 206wrkr
      Buuut it’s pretty accurate.
      Dec 17, 2017
    • Amazon / Eng
      Hooliganss

      Amazon Eng

      BIO
      Engineer at AWS
      Hooliganssmore
      Is Netflix even in Seattle? Valve is shit-tier engineering.
      Dec 17, 2017
  • Microsoft etOA87
    This is why I hate all engineers and want to leave the profession. Can’t you just let people work where they want and shit the fuck up?
    Dec 17, 2017 3
  • Amazon / Eng
    HUYN58

    Amazon Eng

    PRE
    amazon
    HUYN58more
    Amazon should be in Shit tier. Lot of shitty Managers and the work culture is totally shitty. Cheap not frugal!
    Dec 17, 2017 1
    • Amazon tYWp46
      Sounds like you should leave and join an elite tier company
      Dec 19, 2017
  • SolarCity / IT
    Fyiuab

    SolarCity IT

    PRE
    Amazon
    BIO
    Just stay clam and do your thing.
    Fyiuabmore
    Are you kidding about Amazon. It should have been in the shitty tier. Isin it? Look at all the employee suicide attempts. Look at pay scale comparative to rest of the high tier employers.
    Dec 17, 2017 5
    • Twitch EPBQ13
      Go find the dickheads working on grpc
      Dec 17, 2017
    • Google / Eng ae521
      I'll believe it.. I have only worked in one PA.
      Dec 17, 2017
  • New / Eng sendteam6
    Leave frat ranking back in college
    Dec 17, 2017 1
    • Capital One / Design qVFg06
      Right. This is juvenile. It’s like the high school kids who ranked colleges based on little else than prestige/popularity, and couldn’t fathom why others would want to attend a “lesser” schools.

      Yes, brand recognition matters. But work wherever you’ll be happy and make an impact. There will always be someone or something better.

      Google and Facebook aren’t the adult Harvard and Yale. Be healthy, be happy.
      Jan 26, 2018
  • Snapchat / Eng Snapdog
    Amazon is high but Microsoft is mid tier? In what scale? How much work they extract from employees? 😂
    Dec 17, 2017 3
    • Microsoft / Product
      Karsa

      Microsoft Product

      PRE
      startups
      Karsamore
      If you can spell customer obsession, you're in! Elite
      Dec 18, 2017
    • Cruise Automation / Eng
      Lol 2013 was a long time ago. Back in 2013 palantir was Google-level too. But now things have changed.
      Dec 18, 2017
  • Amazon / Eng Lllllcccdf
    Does Netflix have a Seattle operation now?
    Dec 17, 2017 4
    • Amazon / Eng Lllllcccdf
      ^ Yes to all 3. Valve is actually HQ’d on the east side.
      Dec 17, 2017
    • Amazon / Eng
      Hooliganss

      Amazon Eng

      BIO
      Engineer at AWS
      Hooliganssmore
      But valve engineering is a shit show, and if you’ve ever used Steam or played any of their games, you’ll know it’s not exactly the pinnacle of engineering.

      Dumb list imo.
      Dec 17, 2017

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