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Bright thinking is ­rewarded at the networking giant, where winners of its hackathon receive $25,000 in prize money (and $25,000 in seed money). Employees also relish the “­freedom to innovate” and “make a meaningful difference.” In 2016, staff logged 227,213 volunteer hours.

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Rank last year


Years on list


HQ location

San Jose

Total employees


Job openings (as of February 2017)



Information Technology

Revenue (2016 or most recent year)

$49.2 billion

Year founded


Type of organization


Number of work sites


Onsite fitness center
Job sharing
Onsite medical care facility
Onsite childcare
Domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples
Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
Health insurance for part-timers
PTO for volunteering
College tuition reimbursement
% Women26%
% Minorities45%
% African-American/Black3%
% Asian35%
% Caucasian/White53%
% Hispanic/Latino5%
% Native American/Alaska Native< 1%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander< 1%
% Two or more races1%
% Unknown ethnicity1%
Paid Time Off
General PTO30
Total PTO after 5 years45
# Sick days-
Max hours PTO for volunteering40
General PTO for part-timers10
# Sick days for part-timers-
Most common job (for salaried employee)Technical Leader I
Avg. base pay (salaried)-
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)-
Total pay for most common job (salaried)-
Most common job (for hourly employee)Software Engineer II
Avg. base pay (hourly)-
Avg. extra compensation (hourly)-
Total pay for most common job (hourly)-
Avg. monthly rate for onsite childcare-
Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)
Full-time job growth %4.39%
# of job applicants384,819
Avg. # of applicants per opening61
FT voluntary turnover-
Jobs filled internally2,569
% Jobs filled by referral12
# New graduates hired715
Avg. college tuition reimbursed-
Avg. # hours training (salaried workers)36
Avg. # hours training (hourly workers)36

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