Spotify, Dell and SAP topped this year's "America's Most Loved Workplaces" rankings from Newsweek.
The first-ever rankings from Newsweek took into account several criteria for inclusion for the 100 companies that made the cut, including collaboration and teamwork, opportunities for advancement, doing good and a "practice-what-you-preach" culture, as well as how employees feel about the organization.
Regarding Spotify, which nabbed the first-place ranking, the report cited the company's six months of parental leave, as well as its Passion Tour, a day the company devoted to workshopping and discussing its mission and values. Newsweek also mentioned the fact that execs will answer emails from employees "up and down the food chain."
Dell took the No. 2 spot for its internal growth opportunities, complete with "formal mentoring, networking [and] individualized development programs," as well as stretch assignments. SAP rounded out No. 3 with a nod to its "culture of kindness" and pandemic mental health day.
Other tech companies that made the list: Instacart, Cadence, FanDuel, Microchip Technologies, IBM, Box, GitLab, Zebra Technologies and Twitter, among others.
Newsweek put together the rankings in partnership with the Best Practices Institute, a leadership development center and think tank. They surveyed more than 800,000 employees at American companies ranging from 50 to 10,000 employees. 35% of the score was based on employee survey responses, 25% on analysis of sites like Glassdoor and Indeed, and 40% on direct interviews with company officials.