While the companies that made the top 10 may not strike you as too surprising, there are a few newcomers to the top 50. For example, Live Nation, eBay, and CBS are all on the list for the first time since Indeed starting making it, as are Fluor Corporation (an engineering and construction firm), and biopharmaceutical company AbbVie.
As for who made a big jump ahead this year, Cisco went from 45 to 23, Microsoft went from 22 to 11, and Eli Lilly leapt from 41 to 12. However, there are two companies that made the top 10 in 2017 that are notably absent from this year's ranking entirely: Google and The Walt Disney Company.
Obviously, it's impossible to identify one specific quality that's responsible for a company making it onto the ranking, but Indeed's SVP of Human Resources, Paul Wolfe, insists it's all about ensuring your employees feel heard. “Organizations that stood out among top-rated companies have worked hard to listen to the specific needs of their employees to provide an outstanding experience through strategic and thoughtful workplace programs," he said, per a press release.