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Best Technology Companies to Work For

Based on Fortune's Best 100 Employers

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Based on Fortune Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For, these are the "best of breed" companies that are focused primarily on some aspect of the technology industry. Here are the top ranked employers, with information about where they fell on the Fortune 100 listing. There is also links to information about each company and what makes each a great place to work.

1. Google

Number 1 on this list and on Fortune's Top 100 Employers list is Google. With a great campus, tons of perks and a group of highly skilled co-workers, there is a feeling of prestige among Google employees.

2. Cisco Systems, Inc.

Taking the number 2 spot on my list (and the number 6 spot on the Fortune top 100 list) is Cisco Systems, Inc. Great salaries, perks and a dominant market position make Cisco are favorite place to work among their employees.

3. Qualcomm

Qualcomm is a wireless telecommunications company based in San Diego, CA. They rank number 8 overall on the Fortune 100 Best Places to Work, and end up at number 3 on this list.

4. NetApp - Network Appliance

NetApp, which was known as Network Appliance until recently, ranks in the top of many employee satisfaction surverys, including the Fortune 100 Best Companies, best places to work in Boston, Research Triangle, Silicon Valley and several other areas over the past 6 years. They also routinely rank within the Fortune 1000.

5. Shared Technologies

Shared Technologies comes in at number 5 on my list of best technology companies to work for. Shared Technologies is a technology solutions provider specializing in voice, data and converged technologies.

6. SAS Institute Inc.

SAS Institute Inc. is a leading software company, focused on statistical software packages, customer relationship management and business intelligence solutions. They rank number 6 on my list of best technology companies to work for.

7. Rackspace

Number 7 on my list of best tech companies to work for is Rackspace. A hosting service company known for their fanatical customer support, Rackspace is number 32 on the Fortune 100 Best Companies List.

8. Adobe

Adobe is a leading software company, with headquarters in San Jose, CA. They are number 8 on my list of best technology companies, and currently listed among the Best Places to Work in the US, Germany and Canada. In the US, they placed number 40 in Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For.

9. Intuit

Intuit has been named the Most Admired Software Company as well as landing on Fortunes Best Places to Work List for several years in a row. The financal management software company ends up at number 9 on my list of best tech companies to work for.

10. eBay

eBay is the well-known auction site, a pioneer in the world of ecommerce. With headquarters in San Jose, CA and over 12,000 emploees, eBay ranks number 10 on my list, and ranks number 68 on the Fortune 100.

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