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Google named number 1 in Fortune's list of '100 Best Companies to Work For in the U.S'
After becoming the most loved search engine, this time Google is being applauded for providing such a rich working environment. Fortune magazine saw it befitting to award the company the top slot in the list of '100 Best Companies to Work For in the U.S'

MANY HAVE heard about the lavish work environment of Google in India, where one doesn’t need to step out in the real world. With the yummiest food and a pool table one can work hard and party harder. The same might be true to United States as Google became the top company in US to work for, according to the Fortune list of ‘100 Best Companies to Work For in the U.S’.

The list was released on Thursday and it includes many top ranking companies such as NetApp, and Intel. This good news was anticipated as Google had a very productive 2011. While a second recession was knocking on everyone’s door, Google had a fruitful year with high revenue, profits, share price, paid search clicks and hiring. The year before, they were the third best in the same list but this year the Fortune people had to review their stance.

The reason for choosing Google, as reported in was that the employees are very happy working there. As seen in India, the US people enjoy much more facilities such as the Plex: bocce courts, a bowling alley, and eyebrow shaping, etc. There are 25 Google cafes worldwide and who would not want to work in such a lavish workplace. According to the magazine, Fortune, Google also saw 33 percent rise in employment in 2011.

The magazine had taken the employment growth into consideration - as the company to hold the second prestigious place was Boston Consulting Group, which saw a 10 percent growth in the year 2011. The other companies were SAS Institute, Wegmans Food Markets and Edward Jones to hold the third, fouth and fifth positions respectively. However, inspite of a 30 percent employee growth rate in NetApp, it was listed in the sixth position proving that Fortune went much deeper than just the growth rate of a company.

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