Coca-Cola among top 50 places to work, according to LinkedIn


Coca-Cola is among the top 50 companies where people want to work, according to data collected by LinkedIn, the business networking website.

Coke is No. 34 on the list, ahead of Yelp (No. 35) and Lyft (No. 38) but behind Morgan Stanley (No. 33) and Fitbit (No. 32).

While LinkedIn praises Coca-Cola as one of the world’s most valuable brands, it mentions that “the iconic company is coming down from its sugar high, and declining revenues have led management to cut costs, including 1,200 jobs.”

Yet Coca-Cola still is a mighty player in terms of employment (100,300 employees worldwide, compared to Fitbit’s 1,600) and is the world’s largest beverage company.

(LinkedIn includes a link to job openings at each company. If you want to be a Coca-Cola polar bear, there’s an opportunity for you.)

To develop the list of 50 top companies LinkedIn analyzed “literally billions of actions taken by our 500+ million members to come up with a blended score,” according to a press release.

The analysts looked at:

•Job applications: At what rate are people viewing and applying to job postings featured on LinkedIn?

•Engagement: How many non-employees are viewing and asking to connect with a company’s employees?

•Job retention: Are employees sticking around for at least a year?

At the top of the list of top companies was Alphabet, better-known for its largest division, Google. The most noteworthy quality of this digital behemoth? “The opportunity and resources employees are given to tackle massive problems, stretching from creating self-driving cars to impeding extremism.”

The Top 10 companies as judged by LinkedIn’s criteria are:

•Alphabet

Amazon

Facebook(whose leader, Mark Zuckerberg, will speak at Harvard’s 366th commencement, May 25.)

Salesforce

Uber

Tesla

Apple

Time Warner

The Walt Disney Company

Comcast

Wrote LinkedIn: “These 50 companies span 21 industries and employ some 3.3 million workers across the U.S. They are where professionals want to work now.”



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