According to a new Forbes list, it’s better to work for the City of Austin than it is to work for Facebook.
Of the 500 U.S. employers included on Forbes’ recent “best employers” list, Austin, at No. 9, was the only city government to make the top 10. In fact, it was one of only three city governments to be included on the list at all, with Los Angeles at No. 182 and San Francisco at No. 285.
Forbes relied on research firm Statista in compiling the annual list, which looks only at companies with more than 5,000 employees and surveyed some 30,000 employees in its research. Forbes additionally ranked 300 mid-size companies with 1,000-5,000 employees.
Some other notable things on the list?
Central Texas grocery chain H-E-B came in at No. 41. Costco, which came in at No. 1, has reportedly never fallen beneath No. 3 in the past three years.
Facebook came in at No. 13.
Memorial Hermann Health System, United Services Automobile Association and MD Anderson Cancer Center are the three other Texas-based companies that make the state the most highly represented in the top 10.
Southwest Airlines was the second-highest ranked airline, behind Jet Blue, at No. 35.
Although Austin is thought to be a tech-forward city, only one of the companies in the “Semiconductors, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Technology Hardware & Equipment” category was based in the city: NXP Semiconductors. Round Rock’s Dell came in at No. 292, however, and Dallas-based Texas Instruments was recognized at No. 192.
Check out the full list for yourself here.
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