Most-desired companies to work for

LinkedIn has released its list of the world’s 100 most InDemand employers in 2014, revealing the global companies people would most like to work for.

The list shows that the tech telecom and media sector is the most desired field, with big tech and electronics companies taking up six of the top 10 positions.

Media and internet giant, Google is ranked as the number one most desired employer in the world, followed by technology firm, Apple and consumer goods company, Unilever.

Microsoft and social media giant Facebook round off the top five, with Amazon, Procter and Gamble, General Electric, Nestle and PepsiCo completing the top ten.

Top 20 most-desired companies

# Company Employees
1 Google 50,000
2 Apple 83,000
3 Unilever 60,000
4 Microsoft 113,000
5 Facebook 7,000
6 Amazon 50,000
7 Procter & Gamble 66,000
8 General Electric 56,000
9 Nestle 68,000
10 PepsiCo 71,000
11 Johnson & Johnson 52,000
12 Shell 77,000
13 McKinsey & Company 20,000
14 Walt Disney 25,000
15 BP 60,000
16 Nike 24,000
17 Pfizer 71,000
18 Coca-Cola Company 48,000
19 SalesForce.com 12,000
20 Chevron 46,000

The list is compiled through data and interactions acquired from over 300 million LinkedIn users. The professional network said it analysed over 10 billion data points to reach its findings.

According to LinkedIn, after tech and telecoms, the retail and consumer products sector is the second most desired field, with oil and energy taking the third position.

Top 10 most desired tech companies

# Company Employees
1 Google 50,000
2 Apple 83,000
4 Microsoft 113,000
5 Facebook 7,000
6 Amazon 50,000
23 Twitter 3,000
27 Yahoo 12,000
29 VMware 14,000
30 Uber 2,000
37 Adobe 12,000

63 of the 100 companies are found in the USA, and 15% of the companies listed have under 5,000 employees.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (46th) is the smallest company listed, with only 1,622 employees.

IBM (ranked 100th) is the biggest company listed, with approximately 382,000 employees.

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