NetApp Tops Google
The reign of terror is over for Google (Nasdaq: GOOG), which falls from the top spot to No. 4 this year. The new champion is NetApp Inc. (Nasdaq: NTAP), the former No. 14 that apparently got elevated once it let people golf on the front lawn. NetApp doesn't offer a paid sabbatical (which would threaten its No. 1 status in my book) but it does have a compressed workweek option.
Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) holds its ground at No. 6, although I still wonder if all that collaboration is going to lead to overworked employees. Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM) clocks in at No. 16, Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) at No. 38.
Juniper Networks Inc. (NYSE: JNPR) put out a press release boasting about its No. 84 ranking.
Not related to Silicon Valley, but amusing: Check the comments section for a testimony that Build-A-Bear HQ is no fun.
Now, getting back to that sabbatical thing. If you want a company with fully paid sabbaticals and onsite child care and 100 percent healthcare coverage ... you're screwed. Check for yourself.
— Craig Matsumoto, West Coast Editor, Light Reading