LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network on the internet, announced today the launch of the 2018 LinkedIn Top Companies list.
The annual ranking highlights the 50 companies that are most sought-after by United States-based professionals, based on proprietary LinkedIn data that examines billions of actions by more than 540 million professionals on LinkedIn.
LinkedIn highlights Apple’s maternity leave policy (18 weeks for new moms, six weeks for dads), their willingness to freeze eggs for those who prefer to defer parenthood, and the generous 25 percent discount on the company’s devices.
“We look at the actions of professionals, what people are doing, the jobs that are really sought after these days, rather than just what they’re saying,” LinkedIn news editor Laura Lorenzetti says.
The Top Companies list is based on the billions of actions taken by LinkedIn members and looks at four main pillars: interest in the company, engagement with the company’s employees, job demand and employee retention.
In the United States, Amazon (No. 1) dethrones reigning top company Alphabet (No. 2) for the first time since the list’s inception in 2016. Following a tumultuous business year for both Uber and Twitter, Uber falls from No. 5 to No. 12 and Twitter dips the furthest in the rankings (No. 17 to No. 43).
Meanwhile, newcomers comprise over 30% of the list and represent a range of industries including retail (LVMH No. 19 and Nike No. 35) and sports (the NBA No. 33 and the NFL No. 39). The list excludes LinkedIn and Microsoft (LinkedIn’s parent company) from consideration as is standard for all editorial efforts.
Check out LinkedIn’s entire list on their website. Here are the top 15 companies:
7. Comcast NBCUniversal
8. The Walt Disney Company
13. McKinsey & Company
Update: Here’s a list of the LinkedIn’s Top Companies 2018 for Canada, sent to us via email:
- TD Bank Group
- KPMG Canada
- Suncor Energy
- National Bank of Canada
- Rogers Communications
- BMO Financial Group
- Canadian Tire Corporation
- Aecon Group
- Sun Life
- Loblaw Companies