Dice Ideal Employers

Dice Ideal Employer Rankings 2017

Welcome to the 2017 Dice Ideal Employer rankings. Our annual rankings track the employers that technology professionals most want to work for and admire.

Almost 5,500 tech professionals told us their top 3 ideal employers, what they perceived their key strengths to be, and the most important attributes they look for in an ideal employer.

More granular rankings and analysis will be revealed throughout October and November, including location, company sector (including Tech, Finance, Business Services and Consumer), gender and generations.

US Top 30

The following 30 companies represent the most popular employers that nearly 5,500 US-based tech professionals would ideally like to work for.

Analysis

Employer Rankings – US Top 30

Rank #1
Google

Key Strengths

  • Company Perks
  • Flexible Working Options / Schedule
  • Office / Team Environment
Rank #2
Amazon

Key Strengths

  • Company Perks
  • Flexible Working Options / Schedule
  • Office / Team Environment
Rank #3
Microsoft

Key Strengths

  • Solid Training / Skills Development
  • Opportunities for Promotiont
  • Company Perks
  • Offer Sabbatical / Volunteer Time
Rank #4

Key Strengths

  • Equity Awards
  • Progressive on Diversity / Social Issues
  • Innovator in Industry
Rank #5
Facebook

Key Strengths

  • Company Perks
  • Equity Awards
  • Flexible Working Options / Schedule
Rank #6
IBM

Key Strengths

  • Company Perks
  • Equity Awards
  • Flexible Working Options / Schedule
Rank #7
Walt Disney

Key Strengths

  • Financial Stability / Record of Success
  • Good Corporate Citizen / Strong Values
  • Established Leader in Industry
Rank #8
Tesla

Key Strengths

  • Innovator in Industry
  • Challenging / Interesting Work
  • Strong Leadership
Rank #9

Key Strengths

  • Solid Training / Skills Development
  • Established Leader in Industry
  • Work with Key Industry Players
Rank #10

Key Strengths

  • Solid Training / Skills Development
  • Manageable Working Hours
  • Work with Key Industry Players
  • Flexible Working Options / Schedule
Rank #11

Key Strengths

  • Work with Key Industry Players
  • Solid Training / Skills Development
  • Opportunities for Promotiont
  • Positive Organizational Culture
Rank #12

Key Strengths

  • Challenging / Interesting Work
  • Opportunities for Promotiont
  • Financial Stability / Record of Success
Rank #13

Key Strengths

  • Competitive Bonus
  • Opportunities for Promotiont
  • Strong Leadership
Rank #13
SpaceX

Key Strengths

  • Challenging / Interesting Work
  • Innovator in Industry
  • Strong Leadership
Rank #15

Key Strengths

  • Solid Training / Skills Development
  • Financial Stability / Record of Success
  • Strong Leadership
  • Positive Organizational Culture
Rank #16
Salesforce

Key Strengths

  • Good Corporate Citizen / Strong Values
  • Positive Organizational Culture
  • Flexible Working Options / Schedule
Rank #16
Verizon

Key Strengths

  • Manageable Working Hours
  • Benefits
  • Established Leader in Industry
Rank #18

Key Strengths

  • Solid Training / Skills Development
  • Manageable Working Hours
  • Good Corporate Citizen / Strong Values
Rank #19

Key Strengths

  • Challenging / Interesting Work
  • Established Leader in Industry
  • Benefits
Rank #20

Key Strengths

  • Manageable Working Hours
  • Challenging / Interesting Work
  • Good Corporate Citizen / Strong Values
c
Rank #22
General Electric

Key Strengths

  • Manageable Working Hours
  • Opportunities for Promotiont
  • Competitive Salary
  • Financial Stability / Record of Success
Rank #22

Key Strengths

  • Manageable Working Hours
  • Solid Training / Skills Development
  • Office / Team Environment
Rank #24

Key Strengths

  • Opportunities for Promotiont
  • Good Corporate Citizen / Strong Values
  • Flexible Working Options / Schedule
  • Manageable Working Hours
  • Open / Transparent Communication
Rank #25
Boeing

Key Strengths

  • Challenging / Interesting Work
  • Established Leader in Industry
  • Financial Stability / Record of Success
  • Benefits
  • Work with Key Industry Players
Rank #25
Intel

Key Strengths

  • Innovator in Industry
  • Work with Key Industry Players
  • Open / Transparent Communication
Rank #27

Key Strengths

  • Manageable Working Hours
  • Flexible Working Options / Schedule
  • Opportunities for Promotiont
Rank #28
Activision Blizzard

Key Strengths

  • Challenging / Interesting Work
  • Office / Team Environment
  • Financial Stability / Record of Success
Rank #29

Key Strengths

  • Open / Transparent Communication*
  • Office / Team Environment*
  • Flexible Working Options / Schedule*
Rank #30
Netflix

Key Strengths

  • Established Leader in Industry
  • Competitive Salary
  • Innovator in Industry
  • Flexible Working Options / Schedule
  • Manageable Working Hours

Dice Ideal Employer Research Methodology

Our 2017 Ideal Employer research was conducted via an online survey tool between June 2017 and August 2017. In total, the survey garnered 5,477 respondents across the United States. 15,878 valid votes for ideal employers were cast with a total mention of 3,474 different companies.

The main question asked respondents to identify their top three ideal employers and was an open-text field with predictive data entry. Respondents were then asked to rank 21 company and role attributes based on importance. Finally, respondents rated their ideal employers on these same attributes.

To ensure statistical validity of the results, 30+ votes per company were required for major rankings (e.g., region) and 10+ votes per company were required for minor rankings (e.g., company sector). 65+ votes per company were required for deeper analysis into company ratings across attributes, including key strengths.

Companies were assessed based on their individual attribute strengths (high to low) and by using a benchmark of the average strengths for the Top 30 Ideal Employers. “Key Strengths” for a company were determined based on where they were strong relative to this benchmark.

Where companies had divisions or acquisitions that received too few votes to stand alone, they were combined into the parent company. An example would be Pixar Animation Studios, which was rolled up under Walt Disney.

To view the Dice Ideal Employer 2017 Press Release, click here.

*Sample size is less than 65 votes, therefore, not statistically valid, but presented for continuity purposes only.