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).

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