If you’re a tech guy, you’re surely a computer addict so it makes no point asking if you ever dreamed of working at Google or Facebook – that’s like the dream of every geek alive, mine too. We geeks, know how hard it is to make it in this business and only the best of us actually become to live the dream of working for one of the biggest Tech companies in the world. No matter if we’re talking about software companies in the USA, like Microsoft or a hardware company like IBM, getting a place inside these companies requires years of experience and hard work. What exactly are the best companies to work for in 2012? Here’s a nice list you can use as a guide:
25. Microsoft still affects millions of people and is a great place to work right out of college.
24. Barracuda Networks is great if you’re a young gun, but feels a bit clique-y.
23. Texas Instruments is run by sales-oriented people, but the work environment is great.
22. NVIDIA employees love their CEO, and it’s working on next-generation technology.
21. Accenture is a huge company, but it’s attacking a lot of interesting problems.
20. Intuit is about as solid as it gets, even if it’s hard to get promoted.
19. Groupon is run by a bunch of 20-somethings at the pace of a “sprint”
18. Intel has an open, collaborative environment and pays pretty well — but it’s still hard to move.
17. Morningstar makes sure its employees feel welcome and has a lot of room for upward mobility.
16. Adobe has a lot of opportunities to try new things.
15. NetApp has a beloved executive, but it’s a bit of an old company.
14. SAP America is driven by salespeople, and still feels like a German company.
13. QUALCOMM loves its employees and gives them a solid work/life balance.
12. Citrix Systems has its headquarters in a “podunk” location, but is great for working remotely.
11. Wayfair is a young, fast-moving company that’s great — if you can keep up.
10 National Instruments has a lot of office perks, but doesn’t pay as well.
9. Salesforce.com doesn’t allow any “jerks” in the office.
8. Rackspace is still run by relaxed “rackers,” though new management is mixing things up.
7. Apple still makes some of the best products in the world, if you can handle the competitive culture.
6. CareerBuilder is still a fun job, and you can finish up your degree.
5. Google is, well… Google.
4. MITRE handles a lot of exciting, next-generation science projects.
3. LinkedIn is starting to feel like a big company, but it’s still the most transparent and fun place out there.
2. Facebook is impacting a seventh of the world’s population, and it has fantastic culture.
1. Guidewire gives its employees a ton of responsibility — and support.