While the economy is a living, breathing juggernaut that can very well throw your life into oblivion or make you a millionaire overnight, it's no secret that deciding on a job and career might very well dictate where you live. So if you've been looking at a spinning globe and fixating on where to pay your taxes, the career match-making site Hired.com has some useful data on which employers garner the most praise from rank and file workers in cities across the country.
Surveying its users and compiling the data in a report, Hired.com queried "qualified technical talent in software engineering, product management, design, and data science to determine which companies interest them most." Unsurprisingly, big tech companies that can afford paying interns pretty lavishly dot the cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Austin, Chicago, Washington DC, Boston and New York. To differentiate between employers, Hired.com gave each company a "brand positivity score," with 100 being the highest.
In a surprise to no one with an actual pulse or segway scooter, the most praiseworthy employers in California are either focused on building internet or rocket ships, as Google wins in the Bay Area, as does SpaceX in Los Angeles.