New York: Internet giant Google has been named the best company to work for by Fortune magazine, taking the top slot in a list of 100 firms, with employees raving about everything from its work culture to perks like free food at well-stocked pantries.
The California-headquartered company climbed three spots in the list and was ranked No. 1 in the magazine`s 2012 `100 Best Companies to Work For` list.
"Everything was up at Google last year -- revenue, profits, share price, paid search clicks, hiring -- and so, too, was employee love," Fortune said.
Employees at the internet giant "rave about their mission, the culture and the famous perks of the Plex: bocce courts, a bowling alley, eyebrow shaping (for a fee) in the New York office," according to the magazine.
"Then there`s the food: some 25 caf?s companywide, all gratis," it noted.
In the second spot was Boston Consulting Group. Fortune said the global consulting giant invests 100-plus hours and thousands of dollars to recruit each consultant and once hired, they earn an average of USD 139,000 a year.
Other companies in the list are Mercedes Benz US (12), DreamWorks Animation (14), Goldman Sachs (33), software-maker Adobe (65), Intel (46), Starbucks (73) and Microsoft (76).