Job Seekers Really Want to Work at These Two Philly Companies

LinkedIn dug into its mounds of data to determine the country’s 50 most sought-after employers. Two of them are headquartered in the Philadelphia region.

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Some of the country’s most in-demand companies are right here in the Philadelphia region, according to LinkedIn. The online network said it recently analyzed “billions of actions taken by LinkedIn members across the world,” to determine the companies getting the most attention from job hunters. The information helped LinkedIn create its fourth annual ranking of the country’s top 50 companies. Two Philadelphia companies — telecommunications giant Comcast NBCUniversal and software leader SAP — made the list.

Comcast ranked No. 15 this year, down from No. 7 in 2018. Though the 184,000-person company dropped a few spots, the LinkedIn survey took note of the company’s major expansion into the Comcast Technology Center. Housing over 4,000 workers, including Telemundo 62 and NBC10 alongside engineers and software developers, the new building has plenty of space for new recruits. The job functions with the most new hires at Comcast are sales, operations, and engineering.

At No. 26, SAP is applauded in the ranking for its effort to include women in the tech workforce. The company plans to have 28 percent of its leadership positions filled by women before 2020, and 30 percent by 2022. After they successfully met their previous goal of 25 percent by 2017, potential employees have been taking note. The company employs 22,000 people in the U.S., with most new hires working in sales, IT, and engineering.

To determine the ranking, LinkedIn analyzed its members’ actions according to four pillars: interest in the company, engagement with the company’s employees, job demand, and employee retention.

The company found that job seekers are looking beyond perks to find a company that matches up with their personal values. Disney (No. 17) is giving even its part-time workers full tuition reimbursement. Lyft (No. 19) offers free therapy to its employees and their dependents to boost overall morale, while Slack (No. 23) runs a coding skills program for inmates.

Overall, tech companies dominated the list, making up over half of the companies listed. The top five companies in the ranking are Alphabet, Facebook, Amazon, Salesforce and Deloitte. View the complete list of companies here.