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    Bay Area Tech Giants Make Indeed's 2017 List of 'Best Places to Work'
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    Tech titans in the Bay Area are doing right by their employees.

    Or so says Indeed's 2017 list of best places to work.

    Coming in first place is San Francisco-based Salesforce, an enterprise software company that was founded in 1999 and today employs more than 10,000 people. 

    Why? Due to Salesforce's "culture of 'Ohana' (which means family) and its spirit of philanthropy," according to Indeed, a search engine for jobs. In fact, CEO Marc Benioff has tapped his Golden Retriever, Koa, as the company's Chief Love Officer.

    Salesforce employees have also praised the benefits and work-life balance they enjoy. 

    Airline companies, Southwest, of Texas, and Jetblue, of New York, came in second and third on Indeed's list, which is based on 15 million reviews by employees of Fortune 500s.

    Not surprisingly, Facebook and Google rounded out the top five positions.

    Located in Menlo Park, Facebook has between 5,000 and 10,000 workers, one of whom said, "They give you opportunities to become a better version of yourself, which gives them the return of a happy, more proficient employee."

    Google, which is headquartered in Mountain View, has a team that is 10,000 people strong and yet "continues to inspire its employees," Indeed said in a blog post. 

    "There might be thousands of people working at Google; however, you have a voice and you will be heard," said one employee who works at the tech company that was created in 1998.

    The final Silicon Valley behemoth to crack the top 10 was Cupertino's Apple, which shares eighth place with Nike.

    Here are 20 of the best places to work in 2017:

    1. Salesforce
    2. Southwest Airlines
    3. Jetblue Airways Corporation
    4. Facebook
    5. Google
    6. CenterPoint Energy
    7. DTE Energy
    8. Nike 
    9. Apple
    10. The Walt Disney Company
    11. Delta 
    12. Costco Wholesale
    13. Discovery Communications, Ltd.
    14. Johnson & Johnson
    15. Chevron
    16. Fannie Mae
    17. Bristol-Myers Squibb
    18. Exelon
    19. Viacom
    20. Starbucks

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