Apple drops one spot to 7th on LinkedIn’s 2019 Top Companies in the U.S. list

“Every year, our editors and data scientists parse billions of actions taken by LinkedIn members around the world to uncover the companies that are attracting the most attention from jobseekers and then hanging onto that talent. The data-driven approach looks at what members are doing — not just saying — in their search for fulfilling careers,” Daniel Roth writes for LinkedIn. “The result of that data is Top Companies, our 4th annual ranking of the most sought-after companies today.”

“As always, we analyze U.S. members’ anonymized actions across four main pillars: interest in the company, engagement with the company’s employees, job demand and employee retention,” Roth writes. “(We exclude LinkedIn and LinkedIn’s parent company, Microsoft, from all LinkedIn Lists.)”

LinkedIn’s Top 10 Companies in the U.S. for 2019

  1. Alphabet
  2. Facebook
  3. Amazon
  4. Salesforce
  5. Deloitte
  6. Uber
  7. Apple
  8. Airbnb
  9. Oracle
  10. Dell Technologies

Full list here.

MacDailyNews Take: On the 2018 list, Apple was one slot higher at No.6, but was No.7 in 2017, so the company is holding steady.


    1. Or, you could read the article above, which clearly states: “We exclude LinkedIn and LinkedIn’s parent company, Microsoft, from all LinkedIn Lists.”

  1. What is sad to me is that two of the biggest, commercial companies which collect people’s personal data are number 1 and 2 on the list.

    Don’t people have any shame? Truthfully I would be embarrassed to say I work there and would never think to work at either of those companies in the first place.

    This is coming from someone who doesn’t have now nor ever had a Facebook account. “Dumb Fu€ks” I also do not / will not use Chrome or gmail or any of it’s services I have to sign into. In fairness I do watch posted videos on websites I like and they are almost always on or linked to YouTube. So yes they can and probably do fingerprint my computer and figure out I like technology, Apple related, and gaming websites and videos. (In other words they conclude I am a geek. 😃)

  2. Parse the article and it comes down to the simple fact that the consumer companies with the biggest liquid asset piles — most of them IT/media outfits — dump piles of money into recruiting and famously advertise their high pay scales which almost, but not quite, makes up for the insane cost of living in the sillycon valley. It’s a self-fulfilling prophesy that these outfits will rank high on prospective job seeker analytics.

    While the ranking is BS, it is interesting how MDN does the 180 degree spin cycle narrative, claiming Apple losing a spot is not in your biased opinion losing ground. Doublespeak.

    For what it’s worth, the vast majority of Americans work in small businesses and LinkedIn isn’t the only game in town for job searches.

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