Glassdoor: Google ranked top company with best business outlook

Summary:Perhaps there is another reason why Googlers always look so happy all the time besides the free food: job security.


Google has a lot to celebrate (or at least promote) this week as I/O 2013 comes to a close. But here's one more proud title that the Internet giant can add to the list.

A new report from the online jobs and careers community Glassdoor lists the top 10 companies across all verticals with the best financial outlook for at least the next six months.

The Android maker tops the list.

Actually, the technology industry dominates the list by capturing the top six spots. Following up Google are Qualcomm, Yahoo, SAP, Amazon, and Tata IT consultancy services respectively.

Approximately 86 percent of Google employees are reported to believe that the Mountain View, Calif.-headquartered company's business will perform better in the next six months.

Compare that to the average on Glassdoor's online community. Covering roughly 250,000 companies listed on Glassdoor, only 38 percent of employees think that their companies' business outlooks will improve in the next six months.


The bright outlook for Google (not to mention the following five aforementioned businesses) follows up another report earlier this week from Glassdoor that highlighted Facebook.

The social network's future also looks more promising as most employees seem more optimistic in a post-IPO work environment.

As of April 30, CEO Mark Zuckerberg had an approval rating of 98 percent while 95 percent of current employees said they would recommend the Menlo Park, Calif.-headquartered company to friends looking for work. That's based on 393 ratings posted to Glassdoor.

Chart via Glassdoor

Topics: Tech Industry, Cloud, Enterprise Software, Google, Social Enterprise


Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider,, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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