Top-rated tech companies on Glassdoor

Glassdoor offers reviews of companies, which can help you get a feel for a company's culture before you decide to take a job -- or even apply. Here are the top 10 tech companies according to Glassdoor.

Top-rated tech companies on Glassdoor
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Top-rated tech companies on Glassdoor

Glassdoor has become a useful job-hunting resource, offering you an inside look at any given company before you decide to take the job. With candid reviews and ratings, employees -- past and present -- can leave reviews detailing their personal experiences working for the company. And while you should always take into consideration jaded employees or the potential for fake reviews, reading through the list of reviews should give you a good sense of what the company culture is like before you sign on the dotted line.

Glassdoor released data this year listing the top companies on the site, and we catalogued the top 10 tech companies. Because ratings can change daily depending on the number of reviews left, some of the numbers are higher or lower at the time of writing than when the report was released. But while the exact ratings may vary, these are still the top 10 tech companies with profiles on Glassdoor.

Google
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Google

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Google is the top tech company on Glassdoor, and the top company of any category for that matter. It has a rating of 4.4 stars out of a total of 5, with almost 4,000 reviews. The CEO approval rating for Larry Page is 96 percent and 91 percent say they would recommend the company to a friend. Google is well-known for its benefits, including roof top decks, unique office space, generous employee benefits, shuttle services for employees and free food from the café, just to name a few.

F5 Networks
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F5 Networks

Second on the list for top tech companies on Glassdoor is F5 Networks, with a 4.2 star rating and 325 total reviews. F5 Networks is a tech company that helps organizations implement and deploy cloud, data center and software defined networks for applications. Out of those who left a review, 96 percent approve of the CEO, Mann Rivelo, and 88 percent would recommend the company to a friend. People reference the pay, career growth, work-life balance and great upper management as some of the best aspects of working at this tech company.

Facebook
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Facebook

Facebook is the third on the list of top tech companies on Glassdoor with a 4.5 star rating out of over 1,000 reviews. While the rating is high, at the time Glassdoor released its rankings, Facebook was at a 4.1 star rating. It's well-known CEO, Mark Zuckerberg has a 95 percent approval rating and 89 percent of those that left a review would recommend the company to a friend. Facebook's employees enjoy free food, offsite work events, and an overall open and inclusive culture. However, some reviews mention a lack of work-life balance as well as long hours, which can be difficult for those with families. But others report being happy with the overall career growth at Facebook and are more than happy with their careers at the popular social network.

Qualcomm
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Qualcomm

Next on the list is Qualcomm, which had a 4.1 rating at the time Glassdoor released its rankings, but it has since slipped to a 3.6 star rating, with over 2,000 reviews. The CEO, Steve Mollenkopf, has a 67 percent approval rating and 70 percent of employees who shared would recommend this company to a friend. Employees appreciate the San Diego location, which boasts nicer weather than Silicon Valley, as well as bi-annual bonuses and merit-based RSU (restricted stock units) bonuses. Employees also appreciate a seemingly healthy work-life balance as well as the opportunity to work closely with cutting edge technology.

Adobe
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Adobe

Fifth on the list is Adobe, with a 4.0 star rating and 1,400 reviews on Glassdoor. The CEO, Shantanu Narayen, has a 91 percent approval rating and 85 percent of those who left reviews would recommend the company to their friends. Employees rave about the work-life balance, stating that it is well-enforced and upheld throughout the company. Adobe also offers some great perks, including generous benefits, flexible time-off schedules and the company even shuts down over Christmas and New Year's, as well as again over the Fourth of July.

Mathworks
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Mathworks

Mathworks supplies technical computing software for data analysis, visualization and mathematical computations for aerospace, automotive, communications, electronics, financial services and industrial automation. The company has 479 reviews on Glassdoor. At the time Glassdoor released its rankings it had a 4.1 rating, but it has since dropped to a still-respectable 3.8 stars. The CEO, Jack Little, has an approval rating of 96 percent and 82 percent of reviewers would recommend the company to a friend. The most referenced perks include a healthy work-life balance along with a great work environment and a strong support staff. Some employees, however, did note their disappointment with the lack of work from home options, a perk that might be important to some tech workers.

Apple
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Apple

Seventh on the list is Apple, with 5,600 reviews and a 4.0 star rating on Glassdoor. The CEO, Tim Cook, has a 95 percent approval rating and 82 percent of reviewers say they would recommend the company to a friend. Apple is well-known for having great benefits, even for its part-time employees, and that rings clear in the Glassdoor reviews. People also enjoy the work environment and competitive nature of the company, but some reviewers lamented the lack of work-life balance. Still, plenty of reviewers stated that while the work-life balance was almost nonexistent, they still considered their careers to be rewarding and challenging.

LinkedIn
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LinkedIn

It makes sense that a company known for disrupting the job-search industry would be well-known for its own company culture. At number 8 on the list, LinkedIn had a 4.0 rating when Glassdoor released its ratings, but that has since risen to an impressive 4.5 star rating with 1,100 reviews. The CEO, Jeff Weiner, has one of the highest approval rating on the list, with 99 percent of reviewers saying they approve of him as a CEO and 93 percent saying they would recommend the company to a friend. Employees boast great healthcare benefits, a strong 401k matching program, good company culture and a generally positive work-life balance, depending on the department.

Zillow
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Zillow

Another company that has greatly improved its ranking since Glassdoor released its data is Zillow, which has gone from a 3.9 rating to a 4.3 star rating. It's CEO, Spencer Rascoff, is tied with LinkedIn's Jeff Weiner with a 99 percent approval rating and 86 percent of reviewers would recommend the company to a friend. Most employees were happy about the healthy work-life balance, albeit the company's fast growth, and they also appreciated free food and drinks. Others called the work environment "inspiring" and noted its open culture.

Mindbody
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Mindbody

Mindbody, a tech company that supplies an online management tool for small business owners, is tenth on the list of top tech companies on Glassdoor. When Glassdoor released its data, it had a 3.9 star rating, but that has since gone up to 4.2 stars. The CEO, Rick Stollmeyer, has a 98 percent approval rating and 85 percent of reviewers say they would recommend the company to a friend. Employees say the work-life balance is "outstanding," with a strong health and wellness program, which encourages employees to keep active. Reviewers also note the fun work environment with a lot of opportunities to grow in the company.