Cynthia Harvey, InformationWeek 28 Mar 2018 Viewed 541 Times Viewed by 407 people

It is good news for tech professionals. The continued low unemployment rate of 4.1% places IT pros with specific skills in a position to select the best opportunity and demand higher salaries. These skills include artificial intelligence, cloud computing, DevOps, data science and software development.


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Competition is high amongst companies to attract the most qualified and best tech professionals and to grab the best companies are not only offering excellent compensation but also unusual perks such as flexible work schedules, telecommuting, compressed work schedule – such as 4 days’ workweek, onsite gym or paid membership, regular social events and free or subsidized meals.

It is a job seeker’s market and candidates can choose to work with the best companies. Which are these companies? Indeed pulled data from various sources such as Glassdoor, company websites, annual reports etc. to arrive at the top 15 companies to work for.

Here’s a list and all these companies are hunting for the best talent so get your resume ready and apply.

Salesforce

Reviews - Indeed users give Salesforce 4.3 out of 5 stars. It gets a 4 for compensation/benefits and culture. The environment is very quick-paced and a little stressful. At Glassdoor, Salesforce gets an identical rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars. Eighty-seven percent of reviewers say they would recommend the company to a friend, and give the interview process 3.2 stars out of five for difficulty.

Software Engineer Average Salary: $122,172

Adobe

Reviews: Indeed users give Adobe 4.3 out of 5 stars. It gets high marks for work/life balance (4.2) and compensation/benefits (4.2). The environment is described as quick-paced. On Glassdoor, Adobe gets 4.2 out of 5 stars. Also, 87% of reviewers would recommend the company to a friend, and interviews are about as difficult as at most of the other 14 companies.

Software Engineer Average Salary: $114,954

Facebook

Reviews: The social network gets a 4.2 rating at Indeed, with high ratings for culture (4.2) and work/life balance (4.1). Employees say the work environment is quick-paced. It has a very high 4.6 out of 5 rating at Glassdoor. In addition, 94% of reviewers would recommend the company to a friend. Job interviews are about average in difficulty (3.1 out of 5.)

Software Engineer Average Salary: $146,219

Google

Reviews: Google gets 4.3 out of 5 stars with 4.2 ratings for work/life balance and culture. The job environment is described as quick-paced but relaxed. Google has a very impressive 4.4 out of 5 stars on Glassdoor. Also, 90% of reviewers would recommend it to a friend. Google's interview process, which often includes puzzles and brain teasers, is notoriously difficult and gets a 3.4 out of 5 rating.

Software Engineer Average Salary: $130,438

SAP

Reviews: SAP gets 4.3 out of 5 stars from reviewers with high ratings for work/life balance (4.1) and culture (4.1). They described the environment as quick-paced. Glassdoor reviewers give SAP 4.4 out of 5 stars. In addition, 92% would recommend the company to a friend. Interviews are a little easier than most of the other 14 companies.

Software Engineer Average Salary: $91,235

Apple

Reviews: Apple gets 4.2 out of 5 stars on Indeed.com, and its highest ratings are for culture (4.2) and compensation/benefits (4.1). It has a quick-paced and somewhat stressful environment. Glassdoor users give the company 4.0 out of 5 stars. Seventy-nine percent would recommend it to a friend.

Software Engineer Average Salary: $151,512

Microsoft

Reviews: Current and former employees give Microsoft 4.2 stars out of 5, with highest marks for compensation/benefits (4.1) and work/life balance (3.9). They describe its environment as quick-paced and somewhat stressful. Microsoft also gets very high ratings on Glassdoor -- 4.1 out of 5. In addition, 85% said they would recommend it to a friend. Interviews are on the hard side of average -- 3.2 out of 5.

Software Engineer Average Salary: $120,757

Intuit

Reviews: Current and former employees give Intuit 4.2 out of 5 stars and describe the environment as fast-paced. It gets the highest marks for compensation/benefits (4.2). Intuit gets unusually high ratings on Glassdoor, 4.2 out of 5 stars. Among reviewers, 85% would recommend it to a friend. Job interviews are of average difficulty (3.0).

Software Engineer Average Salary: $127,067

 

Juniper Networks

Reviews: This Cisco competitor gets 4.1 out of 5 stars with its best ratings for work/life balance (4.1) and compensation/benefits (4.1). Its culture is described as quick-paced and stressful, but collaborative. On Glassdoor, Juniper has 3.7 out of 5 stars. Among reviewers, 72% say they would recommend it to a friend. Job interviews are about average in difficulty (3.1 out of 5).

Software Engineer Average Salary: $133,323

Yahoo

Reviews: Yahoo gets 4.2 out of 5 stars on Indeed, and its best ratings are for work/life balance (4.1) and culture (4.1). Employees say it is a quick-paced, collaborative, and fairly relaxed work environment. The company has 3.8 out of 5 stars at Glassdoor. Also, 71% would recommend the company to a friend. Interviews get a 3.0 rating, which is about average in difficulty.

Software Engineer Average Salary: $133,135

Qualcomm

Reviews: Qualcomm gets 4.1 out of 5 stars from reviewers, with its highest rating for compensation/benefits (4.1). Employees describe the atmosphere as quick-paced and a little stressful. Glassdoor users give the company 3.8 out of 5 stars. Seventy-two percent would recommend it to a friend. Job interviews are rated 3.1 out of 5, or about average difficulty.

Software Engineer Average Salary: $119,968

CISCO

Reviews: Indeed users give Cisco 4.1 out of 5 stars. The company gets its highest marks for work/life balance (4.0) and compensation/benefits (4.0). Employees describe it as quick-paced and collaborative. Reviewers on Glassdoor give the company 3.9 out of 5 stars. Also, 81% say they would recommend it to a friend. Interviews are rated at 3.0 out of 5, or about average difficulty.

Software Engineer Average Salary: $123,199

Rackspace

Reviews: Rackspace gets a 4.0 out of 5 stars from reviewers. Its best marks are for work/life balance (4.0) and culture (3.9). Employees say it is a fast-paced environment, but not too stressful or competitive. The company gets 3.5 out of 5 stars on Glassdoor. Also, 63% would recommend Rackspace to a friend. Job interviews are about average for difficulty (3.3 out of 5).

Software Engineer Average Salary: $101,318

Intel

Reviews: Intel gets 4.2 out of 5 stars from Indeed users. It gets a 4.2 for compensation/benefits, a 3.9 for culture, and a 3.9 for work/life balance. Users describe it as quick-paced and stressful. The company gets 3.8 out of 5 stars on Glassdoor, where 74% would recommend it to a friend, Job interviews at the company are of average difficulty, ranking 3.0 on a 5-point scale.

Software Engineer Average Salary: $117,467

Applied Materials

Reviews: Applied Materials gets 4.0 out of 5 stars from Indeed.com users. They give it a 3.9 for compensation/benefits and a 3.7 for culture. Glassdoor’s users give Applied Materials 3.7 out of 5 stars. In addition, 76% would recommend the company to a friend. Job interviews are of easy to average difficulty (2.9 out of 5, with 5 being the hardest). 

Software Engineer Average Salary: $123,104



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