LinkedIn Unveils the 2021 U.S. Top Companies List
LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network, announced today the 2021 LinkedIn Top Companies list in 20 global markets, the annual guide that identifies the best places for professionals to grow their careers and develop skills. All 50 companies on the U.S. list are currently hiring, with more than 300,000 jobs available right now.
Topping the U.S. list are tech titans and Top Company alums Amazon (#1) and Alphabet (#2), joined by finance and telecom leaders JPMorgan Chase & Co. (#3), AT&T (News - Alert) (#4) and Bank of America (#5). The rest of the list is dominated by companies whose products and services helped navigate the new way of living during the pandemic - from health care to tech, shipping to retail, and real estate to automotive - many of which are new to the list this year. The Top Companies are investing in employee success, career development, and equity and inclusion to ensure they continue to be among the best workplaces for employee growth now, and in a post-pandemic world.
"The past year has presented extraordinary challenges, and the best companies have realized that they have to put their employees first," said LinkedIn Editor-in-Chief Daniel Roth. "Our new Top Companies methodology allowed us to surface the companies who are investing in employee skills and growth - whether through training, advancement opportunities or connections - as we all navigate the new normal. And for those who are out of work or looking for their next job, all of the companies on this list are hiring, with more than 300,000 open roles and plenty of lessons about the skills they're investing in to help you guide your own career."
Here are the top 10 companies on the list:
Key trends from the Top Companies list include:
LinkedIn Top Companies Methodology
Top Companies is part of the LinkedIn List franchise, an ongoing editorial series that celebrates professionals and companies making an impact in the professional world. The Top Companies methodology uses LinkedIn data to rank companies based on seven pillars that have been shown to lead to career progression: ability to advance; skills growth; company stability; external opportunity; company affinity; gender diversity and educational background. A detailed description of the methodology is published within the LinkedIn Top Companies article. This year LinkedIn is publishing Top Companies lists in APAC (Australia, China, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Japan), EMEA (France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Germany, UK, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar), LATAM (Brazil, Mexico) and NAMER (Canada, U.S.). To be eligible, companies must have at least 500 employees as of Dec. 31, 2020 in the country and reductions in staff (including attrition and layoffs) can be no higher than 10% (based on LinkedIn data or public announcements). Only parent companies rank on the list; majority-owned subsidiaries and data about those subsidiaries are incorporated into the parent company score. All data counts are normalized based on company size across the pool of companies eligible for the list. The methodology time frame is Jan. 1, 2020 through Dec. 31, 2020. All of the data used is aggregated and/or de-identified. We exclude all staffing and recruiting firms, educational institutions and government agencies. We also exclude LinkedIn, its parent company Microsoft and Microsoft subsidiaries.
LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful, and transforms the way companies hire, market, sell, and learn. Our vision is to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. LinkedIn has 756 million members and has offices around the globe.