Twitter, 2014’s best company to work for


From the last three consecutive years, Facebook has ruled the charts of employees’ benevolence, but not anymore, as Twitter has been named as the best technology company to work for.

The list of the top 50 companies in the world is compiled from employee reviews on the jobs website Glassdoor.

A former data scientist at the company in the US highlighted the great restaurant quality food with good variety that was available in the staff canteen.

A current intern in San Francisco highlighted the free shuttle bus from the city to the office as a good perk and said that the interns are treated very much like full time employees, and are generally given full-time calibre work.

Twitter offers weekly yoga classes, free gym membership, medical and dental benefits, paid maternity and paternity leave and a laundry and dry cleaning service.

The list ranked Twitter top and LinkedIn second. Facebook, which was listed as the best technology employer in 2011, 2012 and 2013, only made it to the third spot.

Technology businesses also fared well in the overall list of the best companies to work for in any sector. Twitter was at second place, LinkedIn at third and Red Hat was at 23rd position. In total there were 22 technology companies in the top 50.