Job hunting and rating website Glassdoor just compiled their 10th annual “100 Best Places to Work” list, based on employee reviews of companies with over 1,000 employees. Facebook dominated, taking top place in the tech industry award as the best place to work in Seattle, and in the country, up from the company’s No. 2 spot last year. But despite multiple American cities desperately vying to be the site of their next headquarters, tech behemoth Amazon didn’t make the list at all.
But Facebook sure seems to be doing something right; the company scored an impressive 4.6 rating, getting rave reviews from employees about their benefits, compensation packages, health insurance, maternity and paternity plans, and even their free lunch and snacks.
Some other Seattle companies that made the list include Starbucks (96th), Space X (50th), Zillow (57th), REI (61st), and Microsoft (39th), among others.
Microsoft got the distinction of making five regional lists across the globe, including the U.S., Canada, the UK, France, and Germany.
Here are some more fun facts from the Glassdoor lists: “Scrum Master” was the number one trending job in Seattle in 2016 among Glassdoor job-seekers, and even if you know what one is, you have to admit that job title sounds like some Dungeons and Dragons kind of business. Or something like this:
Scrum Master, meet Zuul!
And Elon Musk’s rocket-makin’ company Space X took first place for the “Oddball Interview” category with this question: "When a hot dog expands, in which direction does it split and why?" (answers here).