The top 10 companies may not be all that surprising, but it's worth noting that 30% of the overall list are in the top 50 for the first time, including Spotify, Live Nation Entertainment, the NFL, and the NBA. Also notable, scandal- and problem-plagued behemoths like Uber and Twitter dropped significantly in position since last year. Specifically, Uber dropped from fifth place to 12th, while Twitter took a major tumble from 17th to 43rd place.
And while there's no hard and fast rubric to follow in order to land on the list, there are some interesting takeaways to consider regarding specific policies and benefits offered by some of the top-ranked companies. For instance, Amazon offers to prepay 95% of tuition, textbooks, and fees for employees to train in "professions of the future" while Salesforce does continuous audits of salary data to ensure equal compensation across race and gender. Some other notable perks: Alphabet's newest offices have indoor fire pits and bouldering walls, Apple employees get 25% discounts on new devices, and Tesla has a carpool program that allows employees to drive a Tesla to work, and keep it on weekends.