10 Best Tech Companies for Your Career

IT Companies With Something for Everyone

How do you find the best tech company for your career? It all depends on how you define "best." Are you looking for a company that offers great perks? Are you planning to start a family and want to work for an employer that is friendly toward new parents? Do you want to work for a Fortune 500 company? Do you want one that is experiencing a high rate of growth? Are you a person of color who wants to work for a company that embraces diversity?

If you answered yes to any of these questions chances are you will find what you are looking for here. We scoured list after list of "Best Tech Companies to Work For." These rankings were based on a number of different criteria. The 10 employers below appeared on at least two of these lists, and many had a place on several. 

Google

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What began in 1998 as one search engine among many, Google is now a major player on the Fortune 500. It is one of several companies owned by parent, Alphabet. Google's headquarters are in Mountain View, California, but the company has offices around the United States and the world. 

This company seems to fulfill the desires of everyone looking for a satisfying career. Parents will find adequate parental leave and childcare. People of color will find a welcoming workplace. Everyone can enjoy the many perks this company offers, both small and large.

Employees can ride bikes and have the opportunity to pursue passion projects. One benefit that stands out is the support given to surviving partners of employees who die while working for Google. They will receive half of their partners' salaries for a decade. More

Facebook

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With monthly users in the billions, Facebook is one of the most popular websites out there. It is also a highly desirable employer, as its high ranking on these lists indicate. What draws people to this company's Menlo Park, California headquarters or one of its other locations in the U.S. or around the world?

The most coveted perks of working for Facebook are the social media trendsetter's family-friendly policies. They include 17 weeks of parental leave plus $4000 in cash for new parents. Those who have trouble conceiving receive monetary help with fertility treatments or adoption assistance. More

Netflix

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When Netflix began in 1997, the company delivered DVDs to subscribers by snail mail. Now its name is synonymous with binge watching, as it streams digital recordings of movies and tv shows via computers, phones, smart TVs, and other devices. It even produces original series and movies. Based in Los Gatos, California, Netflix also has offices in Los Angeles; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Amsterdam; Tokyo; and Mumbai, India.

An incredibly generous parental leave policy is available—up to one year off with the ability to work part or full-time as desired during that time. Employees may take vacation time at their discretion. It's no wonder it is considered one of the best tech companies for new dads and is at the top of two lists for IT employers that offer great perks. More

Salesforce.com

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Although it's not nearly as much of a household name as Google or Facebook—not even close—Salesforce.com's excellent reputation with techies is evidenced by its appearance on all of these lists. Self-described as "the world’s #1 Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform," the company is based in San Francisco but has offices all over the country and around the world.

According to the Salesforce.com website, equality is a core company value. Another one is Ohana, which, in Hawaiian culture, means family. The company, since CEO Marc Benioff founded it in 1999, has fostered the concept that "families are bound together, and that family members are responsible for one another." This supportive environment makes it a very appealing place to work. More

Intel

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If you've ever used a PC, you know the name Intel. This company produced one of the first microprocessors in 1971 which led, eventually, to personal computers becoming a product found in most homes. It also manufactures other technology products.

If stability is important to you, nothing exemplifies it more than a company that has been around for nearly five decades. Intel was founded in 1968. Adapting to changes in the tech industry has not only kept it on the Fortune 500 but has allowed it to rise in its ranks.

According to Good for POC, which describes itself as a "growing list of companies providing inclusive and safe work environments for people of color in STEAM industries," “Intel has taken feedback from people of color seriously. They are working to add programming to really educate and promote inclusivity." More

VMWare

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One of two companies on this list that you may have never heard of, VMWare provides cloud and virtualization software. The Dell Technologies subsidiary is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, but has offices in other states and countries.

VMWare prides itself on policies that stress inclusion. A page on the company website is dedicated to this. Titled VMInclusion, and subtitled, The Power of Human Difference, a statement on the page says "we actively attract, engage and celebrate our people from a wide variety of dynamic backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. By doing so, we foster a culture that’s welcoming and supportive..."

What makes it desirable to new parents is its very very generous leave policy and a monetary gift for all newborns. Family leave can be used to care for a newborn, foster child, or ill relative. More

LinkedIn

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LinkedIn was launched in 2002 as a social media site for professional networking. Company headquarters are located in Sunnyvale, California, and offices can be found around the world. Microsoft purchased the company in 2016.

Making connections is in this company's DNA. LinkedIn regularly hosts employee-centered events that encourage coworkers, from all different backgrounds, to get to know each other on a personal level. This inclusive environment helped it earn a diversity score of 80 out of 100 from Comparably, publisher of The 10 Companies Rated Highest By Employees of Color.

LinkedIn's dedication to helping employees have healthy lifestyles contributes to its appeal. Onsite fitness centers that offer a full roster of classes and a monetary allowance they can use for gym memberships and massages make it very desirable to those who want to work in the tech industry. More

Paypal

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Paypal facilitates the exchange of money between consumers and vendors. Owned by eBay, the company has headquarters in San Jose, California and La Vista, Nebraska.

What makes Paypal a desirable workplace? Let's start with a parental leave policy that allows new parents to take up to eight weeks off at full salary. This employer also offers peer mentoring. More

Microsoft

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Microsoft came into being in 1975. Along with IBM, Intel, and Apple, it is among the founders of the modern tech industry. Its headquarters are in Redmond, Washington.

Like the other companies on the Fortune 500, Microsoft is stable. The company offers innovative parent friendly policies that belie its age. For example, Microsoft hosts an annual adoption fair and helps parents who pursue this option pay fees. Microsoft also subsidizes childcare and even assists workers in finding backups if their regular providers are ill. Parental leave policies are also generous. More

Apple

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What puts Apple in the number one spot of top tech companies and fifth place overall of the Fortune 500? Innovation. This tech industry pioneer, based in Cupertino, California and with offices worldwide, continues to introduce new products and improvements on established ones.

One reason workers love this employer is that they own it ... at least in part. A benefit of working for Apple is the stock grants that allow employees to buy into the company.

Workers enjoy very generous parental leave policies. New parents may also take advantage of support groups. More