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The Happiest Tech Employees Work for These Companies


The tech companies of the world are generally known for adding a few extra perks to their job descriptions in an attempt to keep employees happy, loyal and productive. A new survey based on reviews from CareerBliss ranks the tech companies that stand above the rest because of their investment in employee happiness.

The survey found that employees of accounting software creators Intuit ranked No. 1 in the United States. This was followed by Texas Instruments at No. 2, and Avaya in the third spot.

Surprisingly, Google ranked at No. 4 on the survey. It was certainly surprising that the huge tech company didn’t rank at No. 1 since they offer employees everything from catered lunches, to gym memberships and even on-site doctors.

EMC Corp rounded out the top five. The remaining top 10 spots went to Intel, Unisys, Yahoo!, HCL Technologies and Advanced Micro Devices.

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“When it comes to happy tech companies, factors as one’s relationship with their peers and their company’s culture have the greatest influence on overall happiness,” said CEO and cofounder of CareerBliss, Heidi Golledge. “Employees at Intuit rated company culture and the work they do as key factors in their overall happiness.”

Interestingly, the survey found that salary was not a major factor in employee happiness.

“Yahoo!, which ranked eighth on our list, has one of the highest average salary listings — $87,000 a year, whereas Intuit’s average salary is $77,000 a year — once again proving money does not necessarily buy happiness at work,” Golledge added. “When it comes to tech, folks feel happy creating the latest technology and being part of a cool culture with friends at work.”

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We’ll this “survey” is pretty much a crock. I wonder how much CareerBliss was paid off to list some of these companies. I work at one of these companies and I can assure you that in no uncertain terms, this place is horrid to work for. They care nothing about employee input, they actively cut benefits and pay where and when possible. Vacations were cut and capped at a much lower ceiling, sick time was cut and cap lowered, 401k cut and none of it… Read more »


I don’t know that the average IQ is higher at Google than Intuit. It may be true, but I don’t know that anyone has actually measured that. Having worked in the tech industry an awfully long time now, very smart people work all over the place, and not just the Googles of the world. And with the number of folks working at Google now, I would not doubt that their average IQ is comparable to the rest of the much… Read more »

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