Microsoft has been ranked as the number one global workplace by the great places to work institute.
The software giant topped the list this year based on its 90,819 global employees. “Being recognized as the number one global workplace by the Great Places to Work Institute is an honor,” said Microsoft’s chief people officer, Lisa Brummel, in a blog post on Thursday. “Our investments in our employees and the opportunities for them have not gone unnoticed. We are particularly proud of the work people get to do every day, and the impact we have on the world around us.”
Brummel praised Microsoft’s Xbox group as an example of great opportunity and innovation. “Ten years ago, we had only a fledgling PC games business,” explained Brummel. “Since then, as a company and with the talented people in that group, Xbox has grown to be one of the most valued platforms in the entertainment arena.” The great places to work institute found that the average age of Microsoft employees is 38.5 and that the company offers flex time, telecommuting and job sharing. Microsoft Canada employes are allowed 40 fully paid hours per year to devote to volunteer activities. Employees time can be spent helping out at orphanages, setting up a soup kitchen or various other activities.
“Microsoft is a great community, and the voice of the employee will continue to drive us forward,” said Brummel. “Today, we’ll celebrate being the number one best global company to work for.”