Google is Fortune's best co to work for

Google is Fortune's best co to work for

Internet giant Google has been named the best company to work for by Fortune magazine, taking the top slot in a list of 100 firms, with employees raving about everything from its work culture to perks like free food at well-stocked pantries.

The California-headquartered company climbed three spots in the list and was ranked No 1 in the magazine’s 2012 ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ list.

“Everything was up at Google last year — revenue, profits, share price, paid search clicks, hiring — and so, too, was employee love,” Fortune said.

Employees at the internet giant “rave about their mission, the culture and the famous perks of the Plex: bocce courts, a bowling alley, eyebrow shaping (for a fee) in the New York office.”

“Then there’s the food: some 25 cafés companywide, all gratis,” it noted.

In the second spot was Boston Consulting Group. Fortune said the global consulting giant invests 100-plus hours and thousands of dollars to recruit each consultant and once hired, they earn an average of US$139,000 a year.

Other companies in the list are Mercedes Benz US (12), DreamWorks Animation (14), Goldman Sachs (33), software-maker Adobe (65), Intel (46), Starbucks (73) and Microsoft (76).