Top Tech Companies To Work With In America


6. Cisco Systems

6. Cisco Systems

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Headquarters: San Jose, California

Experienced median pay: $124,000

Job satisfaction: 75% of employees

Flexibility is key at Cisco, where a whopping 67% of employees can telecommute or work remotely, making it the most flexible workplace on the list. On campus, employees of the IT and networking tech company enjoy a host of perks, including fitness centers and bike paths, cafés and gourmet food trucks, childcare centers and mothers’ rooms, and “fun funds” for team celebrations and team-building exercises.

5. NetApp

Headquarters: Sunnyvale, California

Experienced median pay: $129,000

High job satisfaction: 75% of employees

NetApp, a data-storage and cloud-management company, has a slew of employee benefits that have become typical of tech companies competing for top talent, including gourmet food and on-site fitness centers, as well as coworker training programs and time off to volunteer.

Senior software engineers draw the largest salaries at NetApp, pulling in $145,000 on average, followed closely by senior product managers, who make $143,000, according to PayScale.

4. Microsoft

4. Microsoft

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Headquarters: Redmond, Washington

Experienced median pay: $129,000

High job satisfaction: 70% of employees

The computer-tech stalwart jumped up five spots on the list from last year. Employees find the company very flexible — more than 40% reported being able to work from home, according to PayScale. And Microsoft moved to ease its work-life balance even more in October 2015 by implementing a parental-leave policy that allows men and women to take up to 12 fully paid weeks off.

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3. Facebook

Headquarters: Menlo Park, California

Experienced median pay: $135,000

High job satisfaction: 97% of employees

The 12-year-old social network cum global tech giant is consistently lauded as one of the best places to work thanks to unrivaled employee perks including gourmet food courts, on-site doctors and chiropractors, laundry and dry-cleaning services, bikes to commute around campus, an inclusive company culture, and four months of paid parental leave for mothers, fathers, and same-sex couples.

2. Symantec

Headquarters: Mountain View, California

Experienced median pay: $119,000

High job satisfaction: 74% of employees

Symantec has over 21,000 employees dedicated to creating top-of-the-line cyber-security software. Though employees are expected to know a number of computer-programming languages — Java being the most popular — PayScale found that the best-paying skill is Python. The best-paying position? That would be principal software engineer, which draws a salary of $140,000 on average.

1. Google

1. Google

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Headquarters: Mountain View, California

Experienced median pay: $140,000

High job satisfaction: 86% of employees

Dethroning last year’s No. 1, Facebook, Google earned the title as the best company to work for this year. Notorious for its abundant perks, employees at the search giant can take advantage of free gourmet food, 24/7 tech support, on-site massages, free fitness classes and gym memberships, and a generous vacation plan.

Employees also report that Google — recently renamed Alphabet in a corporate restructuring — allows them flexibility to work on passion projects and feed their creativity.

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