After 3 years at the top of employee rankings, as the best company to work for - Google has been officially dethroned, finding themselves pushed down to 3rd place on the Dun & Bradstreet rankings list. It was Microsoft, which made the leap over Google to 1st place, while Facebook dropped from 2nd to 6th.
High-Tech workers are satisfied with the challenges - a little less from the home-work balance
Between new champion Microsoft, and big loser, Google, it was Taboola who made its way up to 2nd place on the list passing Facebook on its way up. Soluto and Playtika jumped up from 13th and 15th, respectively, to their new rankings at 4th and 5th on the list. Though, the biggest ranking boost came from Natural Intelligence, who moved up from 33rd to 7th in a year. Wix, ironSource, and Apple Israel rounded out the top 10.
As part of the ranking, questionnaires that examined certain parameters were sent to HR-managers as well as employees; These included: the ability for an employee to impact the company, career development, employee retention, salaries, and benefits, as well as the general work environment. Additionally, the questionnaire also examined employee satisfaction of terms of employment, professional challenges, ability to impact, home-work balance, and it asked both employees and companies, which High-Tech companies they believe, offer the best working environment.
Employees mostly expressed high satisfaction from the professional challenges they experience at their respected companies, as well as feeling very highly that they have an actual impact on their company’s success.
In contrast, though, 40% expressed dissatisfaction from their work-home balance.
Aside from the already pre-existing companies, there were 10 new companies that were added to the list. WalkMe, an Israeli company that simplifies user-experience in apps and websites through behavioral analysis and user training, debuted on the list respectively at 19. Israeli 3D printer manufacturer, StrataSys, and software security company Checkmarx 23, both made their debut at 23 and 34, respectively.
Startup rankings: Namogoo takes 1st place
For the very first time, Dun & Bradstreet also published the top ten startups worth working at. There, Israeli startup Namogoo, who developed software that detects and blocks unauthorized ads on the user’s browser, took the coveted 1st place. The company making sure we catch our bus - Moovit - came in at 2nd place, while Honeybook, that developed a business management platform for independent contractors and freelancers, rounded out the top three.
In 4th place on the startup-ranking sits, Fundbox, a company that recently announced one of the largest funding series of the year in Israel’s High-Tech arena. In 5th place slides in, Zebra Medical Vision, which uses Big Data to supply clinical data analysis platforms as well as imaging test results analysis for medical providers around the world.
Finishing in order from 6th to 8th place was, Windward, Redis Labs, and Bizzabo while closing out the top ten were Verbit and SuperUp. Efrat Segev, Chief Data & Analytics at Dun & Bradstreet, said: “After years of the same companies holding the top positions, it seems that the Israeli tech giants are definitely closing the gap”.