On Thursday, LinkedIn put its massive database of employer/employee information (from the site’s 500 million members) to good use and released the 2017 Top Companies list. LinkedIn elaborated that “interest in a company’s jobs, interest in a company’s brand and employees, and employee retention” were the three facets on which companies were judged. While there were several Seattle based businesses that made the list, Amazon clocked in at number 2. Beth Galetti, SVP of human resources at Amazon weighed in on the honor and said she believes “the biggest reason that the best talent in the world wants to work and stay at Amazon is our unique culture of innovation and customer obsession.” LinkedIn noted the company’s Oscar winning history as well as their love of dogs.
What other Seattle names were featured? Seattle’s Tableau Software made the cut at No. 30, Starbucks came in at 46, and Nordstrom at 50. Microsoft, which acquired LinkedIn for $2.6 billion in December, was purposefully left off the list.
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