Posted January 18, 2013 12:26 pm by with 0 comments

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google-logoOK, for those of you who are in a dead end job you may not want to read about the world’s best companies to work for according to Fortune magazine.

Of course, what makes it worse is that the company that so many readers have a love / hate relationship with, Google, sits on top of the heap for 2013 as it did last year and two other times as well.

The Next Web boiled down the list to pull out the tech players. What may bemost interesting is who is NOT there; Facebook and Apple.

1: Google
2: SAS
11: Qualcomm
22: Intuit
34: Rackspace Hosting
42: Cisco
63: Hitachi
68: Intel
75: Microsoft

So what’s the big deal? As a guy who played more horseshoes than anyone should admit (I grew up in the sticks in New Jersey. And yes, there are more than a few trees and fields in my home state, thank you).

The Internet juggernaut takes the Best Companies crown for the fourth time, and not just for the 100,000 hours of subsidized massages it doled out in 2012. New this year are three wellness centers and a seven-acre sports complex, which includes a roller hockey rink; courts for basketball, bocce, and shuffle ball; and horseshoe pits.

So go out and brush up on bizarre interview questions and having that alphabet soup after your name (that’s PhD’s, MBA’s etc) so you too can throw some ringers with Internet ringers.

What’s your company like? Is it good to you? What makes a company great to work for?