Flipkart, Amazon top LinkedIn's companies list

Joan Terry
May 19, 2017

E-Commerce major Amazon and Flipkart have topped LinkedIn India's top companies list 2017, for a second consecutive year in a row, a statement said today.

The professional social network compiled its report, "LinkedIn Top Companies 2017: Where the USA wants to work now", based on billions of actions taken by its 500 million members. In February, the month that an ex-employee wrote an explosive blog post outlining discrimination, the number of people globally viewing open roles and applying to jobs at Uber doubled compared to the same time previous year, according to LinkedIn data.

It's not just Russel Howcroft that sees the appeal of PwC as the management consultant ranks the top Australian company to work at in the LinkedIn Top Companies 2017 list. "They are where professionals want to work now".

The goal of the list, however, is not so much to score PR points, but to provide useful information about the platform's users, Lorenzetti Soper said.

Nearly a quarter of the 2017 list are new additions, ranging from companies like CIMIC Group and BHP Billiton to property developers like Scentre Group, retailers such as Wesfarmers and Cotton Group and also National Australia Bank. The space allowed employees to bring pets at the workplace.

LinkedIn notes that Uber offers employees monthly ride credits and provides attractive equity plans to many on staff.

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Tesla gives all employees access to drive a Tesla Roadster and the occasional opportunity to take one home for the weekend. No word on whether employees get free Mickey Mouse ears.

Comcast offers all full-time employees free digital television and internet. Driven by the LinkedIn Editorial Team, which operates independently within LinkedIn, the list excludes LinkedIn and Microsoft from consideration as is standard for all editorial efforts. Using "exclusive data", LinkedIn examined the activities of its members and came up with the list.

On Thursday, career site LinkedIn published a list of the 50 most in-demand companies to work for in the U.S. Factors included the rate at which LinkedIn users are applying to and viewing available jobs, how many non-employees are interacting with workers, and an employee's' average tenure once hired.

According to LinkedIn's report from the rankings, the one thing many of Australia's top companies have in common is they reward their employees well.

Other interesting companies on the list here in the United States include Tesla (6th, ) Apple (7th, ) The Walt Disney Company (9th, ) Dell Technologies (14th, ) Twitter (17th, ) Adobe (24th, ) Verizon (29th, ) and Starbucks (46th.) You can check the Top Companies list for other countries by clicking on their names here: Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, India and the United Kingdom.

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