The top 25 employers in Seattle

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LinkedIn recently released its best employers in Seattle. They ranked the top 25 companies to grow your career. The diverse list includes health care providers, food and beverage companies, as well as insurance agencies.

Companies had to have at least 50 employees and were ranked using the following seven categories:

  1. Ability to advance
  2. Skills growth
  3. Company stability
  4. External opportunity
  5. Company affinity
  6. Gender diversity
  7. Educational background

Methodology

LinkedIn used its data to rank companies on the seven categories listed above. They defined those categories using the following:

  1. Ability to advance tracks employee promotions within a company and when they move to a new company, based on standardized job titles.
  2. Skills growth looks at how employees across the company are gaining skills while employed at the company, using standardized LinkedIn skills.
  3. Company stability tracks attrition over the past year, as well as the percentage of employees that stay at the company at least three years.
  4. External opportunity looks at recruiter outreach across employees at the company, signaling demand for workers coming from these companies.
  5. Company affinity, which seeks to measure how supportive a company’s culture is, looks at connection volume on LinkedIn among employees, controlled for company size.
  6. Gender diversity measures gender parity within a company.
  7. Finally, educational background examines the variety of educational attainment among employees, from no degree up to Ph.D. levels, reflecting a commitment to recruiting a wide range of professionals.

To be eligible, companies must have at least 50 employees as of April 30, 2021 in the city and reductions in staff (including attrition and layoffs) can be no higher than 10% (based on LinkedIn data and public announcements, respectively).

While LinkedIn’s annual Top Companies list includes only parent companies (data on majority-owned subsidiaries are incorporated into the parent company score), the city lists separate out subsidiaries from their parent companies. All data counts are normalized based on company size across the pool of companies eligible for the list.

The methodology time frame is May 1, 2020 through April 30, 2021. All of the data used is aggregated and/or de-identified.

LinkedIn excluded all staffing and recruiting firms, educational institutions and government agencies. It also excluded LinkedIn, its parent company Microsoft and Microsoft subsidiaries.

25. ServiceNow

  • Where the local office is located: Kirkland
  • Full-time headcount: 14,000 (with 450 in Greater Seattle)
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: Cloud Computing, Software Development, SQL
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Software Engineer, Solutions Consultant, Product Manager

See jobs at ServiceNow

24. MultiCare Health System

  • Where the local office is located: Tacoma (headquarters) + hospitals and clinics throughout the metro area
  • Full-time headcount: 20,000
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Healthcare Management, Patient Safety
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Registered Nurse, Certified Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant

See jobs at MultiCare Health System

23. Adobe

  • Where the local office is located: Fremont
  • Full-time headcount: 24,000
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: Software Development, Cloud Computing, JavaScript
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Software Engineer, Computer Scientist, Engineering Manager

See jobs at Adobe

22. Blue Origin

  • Where the local office is located: Kent
  • Full-time headcount: 3,500
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: MATLAB, SOLIDWORKS, Mechanical Engineering
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Software Engineer, Propulsion Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer

See jobs at Blue Origin

21. Salesforce

  • Where the local office is located: Bellevue
  • Full-time headcount: 49,000 (with 1,600 in Greater Seattle)
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: Software Development, Cloud Computing, SQL
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Software Engineer, Product Manager, Software Architect

See jobs at Salesforce

20. Moss Adams

  • Where the local office is located: Downtown
  • Full-time headcount: 3,400 (with 500 in Greater Seattle)
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: Accounting, Financial Analysis, Auditing
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Assurance Specialist, Tax Specialist, Tax Accountant

See jobs at Moss Adams

19. Boston Consulting Group

  • Where the local office is located: Downtown
  • Full-time headcount: 22,000
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: Data Analysis, Program Management, Financial Modeling
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Consultant, Project Lead, Data Scientist

See jobs at Boston Consulting Group

18. Alaska Airlines

  • Where the local office is located: SeaTac (headquarters)
  • Full-time headcount: 19,350
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: Program Management, Flight Safety, Process Improvement
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Flight Attendant, Pilot, Customer Service Representative

See jobs at Alaska Airlines

17. PwC

  • Where the local office is located: Downtown
  • Full-time headcount: 284,250
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: Accounting, Financial Analysis, Program Management
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Associate, Manager, Director

See jobs at PwC

16. Tencent

  • Where the local office is located: Downtown
  • Full-time headcount: 85,850
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: Data Mining, Machine Learning, C++
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Software Engineer, Researcher, Product Manager

See jobs at Tencent

15. EY

  • Where the local office is located: Downtown
  • Full-time headcount: 298,950 (with 800 in Greater Seattle)
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: Accounting, Financial Reporting, Data Analysis
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Assurance Specialist, Manager, Consultant

See jobs at EY

14. Kaiser Permanente

  • Where the local site is located: Locations throughout the metro area, including in Bellevue, Capitol Hill and Northgate
  • Full-time headcount: 216,750 (with 5,000 in Greater Seattle)
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: Healthcare Management, Process Improvement, Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
  •  Most common job titles in Seattle: Registered Nurse, Patient Access Representative, Medical Doctor

See jobs at Kaiser Permanente

13. Fred Hutch

  • Where the local office is located: South Lake Union
  • Full-time headcount: 3,000
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: Data Analysis, Clinical Trials, Cancer Research
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Research Technician, Project Manager, Data Coordinator

See jobs at Fred Hutch

12. Electronic Arts (EA)

  • Where the local office is located: Downtown
  • Full-time headcount: 9,800
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: Software Development, Game Development, Cloud Computing
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Software Engineer, Game Developer, Experience Designer

See jobs at Electronic Arts

11. SAP

  • Where the local office is located: Bellevue
  • Full-time headcount: 102,450 (with 1,750 in Greater Seattle)
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: SAP Products, Cloud Computing, Business Intelligence (BI)
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Software Engineer, Consultant, Program Manager

See jobs at SAP

10. AT&T

  • Where the local office is located: Bothell + retail locations throughout the metro area
  • Global headcount: 230,000
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: Program Management, Software Development, Product Management
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Project Manager, Software Engineer, Program Manager

See jobs at AT&T

9. Swedish

  • Where the local site is located: Clinics throughout the metro area, including in First Hill, Cascade and Cherry Hill
  • Full-time headcount: 12,500
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: Patient Safety, Electronic Medical Record (EMR), Healthcare Management
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Registered Nurse, Medical Doctor, Medical Assistant

See jobs at Swedish

8. Zillow

  • Where the local office is located: Downtown
  • Full-time headcount: 5,900
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: SQL, Software Development, Data Analysis
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Software Engineer, Sales Executive, Market Analyst

See jobs at Zillow

7. Costco Wholesale

  • Where the local office is located: Issaquah (headquarters) + retail locations throughout the metro area
  • Full-time headcount: 275,000
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: Merchandising, Software Development, Customer Service
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Inventory Control Specialist, Cashier, Supervisor

See jobs at Costco Wholesale

6. Seattle Children’s

  • Where the local office is located: Laurelhurst
  • Full-time headcount: 8,450
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: Clinical Research, Data Analysis, Pediatrics
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Registered Nurse, Research Scientist, Program Coordinator

See jobs at Seattle Children’s

5. Oracle

  • Where the local office is located: Downtown and Central Business District
  • Full-time headcount: 135,000
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: Software Development, Cloud Computing, Java
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Software Engineer, Technical Program Manager, Product Manager

See jobs at Oracle

4. Google

  • Where the local office is located: Fremont and South Lake Union
  • Full-time headcount: 140,000
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: Software Development, Distributed Systems, Agile Methodologies
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Software Engineer, Product Manager, Program Manager

See jobs at Google

3. T-Mobile

  • Where the local office is located: Bellevue + retail locations throughout the metro area
  • Full-time headcount: 75,000 (with 6,000 in Greater Seattle)
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: Program Management, SQL, Software Development
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Software Engineer, System Design Engineer, Program Manager

See jobs at T-Mobile

2. Facebook

  • Where the local office is located: Westlake and South Lake Union
  • Full-time headcount: 58,600 (with 4,800 in Greater Seattle)
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: Software Development, Java, C++
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Software Engineer, Technical Program Manager, Product Designer

See jobs at Facebook

1. Amazon

  • Where the local office is located: Downtown (headquarters) + operation centers throughout the metro area
  • Full-time headcount: 1,298,000 (with 75,000 in Greater Seattle)
  • Most common skills among Seattle employees: Software Development, Java, SQL
  • Most common job titles in Seattle: Software Engineer, Program Manager, Product Manager

See jobs at Amazon

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The top 25 employers in Seattle

Kaitlyn Farley

Kaitlyn Farley is MediaFeed’s writer/editor. She is a masters of science in journalism candidate at Northwestern University, specializing in social justice and investigative reporting. She has worked at various radio stations and newsrooms, covering higher-education, local politics, natural disasters and investigative and watchdog stories related to Title IX and transparency issues.

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