Here’s something you probably didn’t need to have reinforced for the 7,000th time as you surreptitiously update your resume on your cruddy work computer: Facebook, Google, and Apple are dynamite places to be employed.

That’s according to this year’s ratings, provided by actual employees. The web site has published the top 50; here are the Bay Area employers that made the list:

  • Facebook (Rank: 3, Rating: 4.3, HQ: Palo Alto, CA)
  • Google (Rank: 5, Rating: 4.0, HQ: Mountain View, CA)
  • Apple (Rank: 10, Rating: 3.9, HQ: Cupertino, CA)
  • (Rank: 13, Rating: 3.9, HQ: San Francisco, CA)
  • Chevron (Rank: 16, Rating: 3.8, HQ: San Ramon, CA)
  • NetApp (Rank: 30, Rating: 3.7, HQ: Sunnyvale, CA)
  • Intel Corporation (Rank: 32, Rating: 3.6, HQ: Santa Clara, CA)
  • Sephora USA (Rank: 39, Rating: 3.6, HQ: San Francisco, CA)
  • Intuit (Rank 42, Rating: 3.6, HQ: Mountain View, CA)
  • NVIDEA (Rank: 49, Rating: 3.5, HQ: Santa Clara, CA)

In October we blogged this Mashable infographic showing the amenities and benefits provided at some Bay Area tech companies. Not sure if it’s the free leather repair at Facebook or the rock climbing wall at Google that put them over the top in this year’s survey. Facebook was No. 1 last year.

But do they get a free tote bag?

Oh snap! Bang! Take that FaceBoogle!

The No. 1 company in the country, by the way, was Bain & Company, where Mitt Romney was a bigwig in the 70s and 80s.


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks writes mostly on film for KQED Arts. He is also an online editor and writer for KQED's daily news blog, News Fix. Jon is a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S.

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