Big Names Head the List of Top Tech Employers
Call them the darling dozen—the 12 tech companies that tech professionals consider the ideal employers. Many of these names will be no surprise to anyone involved in the industry, but a few might not immediately leap to mind. Money and opportunity are, as expected, major reasons respondents aspire to work for a company, but they are far from the only ones. The Dice 2017 "Ideal Employer" report states that the attributes that matter most to survey participants are competitive salary, mentioned by 84 percent; challenging work, 83 percent; benefits, 82 percent; positive organizational culture, 81 percent; and open/transparent communication, 80 percent."There were a lot of big names on tech pros' list of ideal employers, but small and startup companies shouldn't be discouraged," stresses George McFerran, executive vice president of product and marketing for Dice. "The attributes which professionals find most appealing, such as challenging projects, can be offered by any company driving innovation forward. A key to winning the tech talent tussle is recognizing star talent and lighting the way for a clear career path. Be the place tech pros can grow their skill set and be a part of a winning culture." To compile the report, Dice asked almost 5,500 tech professionals in the U.S. to list the three most desirable companies for which to work and their key strengths. The feedback includes nearly 16,000 votes from across more than 3,000 companies.