Flipkart, Amazon top LinkedIn's companies list

Flexible working. Ian Gavan  Getty Images for O2

Flexible working. Ian Gavan Getty Images for O2

LinkedIn AUNZ director of talent and learning solutions Jason Laufer says: "It is interesting to note that all the new additions to the list for 2017, including Westpac and CIMIC group who are in the top 10, are Australian-born, reflecting Australian professionals' desire to work for home-grown companies".

The professional network site on the Internet said the list is fuelled by exclusive LinkedIn data, including job seeker reach, engagement and retention.

Researchers considered a number of factors, including how many people view and apply for jobs at a company, the number of users who want to connect with a company's employees and how long people are staying at their job.

According to LinkedIn's report from the rankings, the one thing many of Australia's top companies have in common is they reward their employees well.

Making the top of the list isn't just about the perks dished out-though there are plenty of those in the upper ranks.

Alphabet, which owns Google, is on track this year to use 100 percent renewable energy for its operations.

LinkedIn said companies on the list shared other similarities, such as closing the gender pay gap, honoring work-life balance, weathering bad press and not being afraid to take political positions. Amazon is swooping up Oscars and figuring out how to deliver by drone. CNBC reported, "Tech dominates the USA and India, while you'll find automakers on the German list, mining and construction companies in Australia, retailers and luxury giants in the United Kingdom and France, and popular local brands in Brazil".

On average, companies on the USA list have 66,279 global employees, roughly 20 percent more than the list's global average.

Amazon offers "leave share", which allows employees to give six weeks of paid leave to a spouse or partner who isn't eligible for parental leave at their employer. After steering its corporate auto through one PR pothole after another, Uber seems an unlikely addition-so much so that LinkedIn has written up a case study, "If Uber is such a bad place to work, why does everyone want towork there?"

Uber gifts employees monthly ride credits and provides many employees with attractive equity plans. Tesla allows employees the occasional opportunity to take a Tesla Roadster home for the weekend. Then again, crash the company auto, and you'll ding your chances to move up to Uber. Just kidding! But it does hold employee events with surprise musical guests and supplies free Apples. Presumably, this does not distract its highly disciplined workforce from their jobs.

The Walt Disney Company provides employees with free passes to all Disney theme parks for themselves and their families.

Comcast offers all full-time employees free digital television and internet.

Check out the full list here.

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