Fortune magazine has released a new Top 100 list for 2013, which basically lists the 100 best companies to work for in 2013. Microsoft is ranked at 75th place while Google continues to be in first place. Apple, on the other hand, did not even make the list.
So why did Google make it as number one on the list? Because of all the perks of course! “The Internet juggernaut takes the Best Companies crown for the fourth time, and not just for the 100,000 hours of free massages it doled out in 2012. New this year are three wellness centers and a seven-acre sports complex, which includes a roller hockey rink; courts for basketball, bocce, and shuffle ball; and horseshoe pits,” Fortune mentioned. As for Microsoft: “The company’s campus outside Seattle has a new health center with primary care, a pharmacy, a chiropractic clinic, lab tests, and wellness coaching.”
To put things in perspective, Microsoft was ranked 76th back in 2012. A year before that, Microsoft was in 72nd place. Microsoft doesn’t offer lavish perks like Google does, but they do offer healthcare and tuition assistance. Perhaps Microsoft should allow its employees to work while relaxing on a lawn chair. Regardless, at least Microsoft beat out major technology companies like Apple and Facebook, which didn’t even make this years list. It seems that Fortune ranks companies based on what kinds of perks they offer their employees, rather than solely on how great the workplace is.