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Netflix Is No. 1 Company Techies Want to Work For, Survey Finds

October 01, 2018 / Todd Spangler

Netflix beat out Silicon Valley’s biggest heavy-hitters on a new survey of the most-coveted places to work among technology pros.Netflix took the No. 1 spot on Hired’s 2018 survey of tech workers ranking the companies they’d most like to work for, moving up from fifth place on the job site’s 2017 survey. That put the streamer ahead of Google (#2), Elon Musk’s Tesla (#3) and SpaceX (#4), Airbnb (#5) and Apple (#6).For the survey, Hired provided respondents with a list of companies to choose from and they ranked their interest in working at each company on a five-point scale, which was the basis for an overall “Brand Positivity Index” score on a 100-point scale. The survey polled 2,200 tech workers in the U.S., Canada and the U.K.Netflix is far smaller than most of the companies it beat out on the survey. But the Los Gatos, Calif.-based company has been dramatically upping its spending on R&D, which is one key indicator of investment in techn...