World’s 10 Best tech MNC workplaces

The list of world’s 25 Best multinational workplaces for 2015 is out. And like the previous three years it once again has an IT company on top — Google. Not just this, the list has as many as six IT companies in the top 10.

The annual list honors 25 companies that have been recognized by their employees as an organization that fosters creativity, trust and camaraderie. While fun at work emerges as an important indicator of employee perception of a great workplace, other drivers include a team or family feeling, co-workers’ willingness to cooperate and the sense of being treated as a full member regardless of position.

The study carried out by the Great Places to Work Institute covers a wide variety of industries and 47 countries. So, here’s over to 10 best tech MNC workplaces in the world.

Google
Search giant Google once again tops ’25 World’s Best Multinational Workplaces’ list. Last year’s numero uno as well, Google is known for its employee-friendly worth practices.

The company recently bolstered its parental leave benefits and provides $500 of “Baby Bonding Bucks” to all new parents to use during the first three months of their child’s life. The company has a global headcount of 56,040.

SAS Institute

At No. 2 on ’25 World’s Best Multinational Workplaces’ list is SAS Institute. With this the data analytics software maker has managed to retain its last year’s position.

SAS gets top marks for its generous benefits like onsite childcare, health and fitness centers, a pharmacy and subsidized meals. The company’s global headcount stands at 13,741.

NetApp
The next IT company on ’25 World’s Best Multinational Workplaces’ list is NetApp ranked at No. 4 on the overall list. The company ranked at No. 3 in 2014.

The data storage specialist offers employees up to 40 hours against future accruals of time off to extend a break from work. This is in addition to their vacation time. The company’s global employee strength stands at 12,810.

Telefonica

At No. 4 on the overall list is another technology company Telefonica. The mobile telecommunications company, which was on the 14th position last year, recently launched an internal campaign dubbed “Be More,” urging employees to “discover,” “disrupt” and “deliver”.

The company which has its headquarters in Spain has a total headcount of 123,700.

EMC

Next company on the list is data storage major EMC. According to Fortune, EMC pushes beyond its roots in data storage hardware, it is taking pains to bring employees up to speed on the “third platform” of IT — meaning the confluence of mobile devices, the cloud, big data and social media.

The company acquired by PC maker Dell for $67 billion recently has employee strength of 70,000.

Microsoft

At No. 6 on the overall list is software giant Microsoft. The company has expanded work-from-home options in recent years.

Since last year, Microsoft has also changed its appraisal system, giving primary weightage to individual accomplishments. The company, which presently has 128,000 employees, ranked at No. 86 globally in last year’s list.

Autodesk

Autodesk, the maker of 3D design and engineering software, takes the seventh spot among tech companies in the list.

The company, which has 8,823 employees, has instituted an Employee Advocacy programme that allows staff to share their content externally via social media; the company awards employees with redeemable points for such social media posts.

Cisco

Network gear maker Cisco occupies the eighth position among tech brands and the 15th overall in the list of best global companies to work for.

Cisco, which has a total of 70,112 employees, recently marked the promotion of long-time executive Chuck Robbins to CEO with nearly 50 parties across locations like Boxborough, Massachusetts, Bengaluru and Beijing. But the grandest of these ‘Cisco Rocks’ parties was the Silicon Valley concert for its 30,000 employees and their guests, where Christina Aguilera and Keith Urban performed.

Atento

Atento, which makes customer relation management and business process outsourcing software, is on the ninth spot among the top tech MNCs to work for.

The company has moved up one step from last year to land on No. 16 in this year’s overall list. Having a total of 150,000 employees, Atento is known for its employee training and leadership programmes and also teaches employees to apply neuroscience in management and economics.