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Job hunters take note: Microsoft named Canada's best place to work

Glassdoor ranked Canada’s best place to work (Giphy)

One of the world’s largest job recruiters has named Microsoft Canada’s best place to work. The Glassdoor Employee’s choice Awards are based on anonymous employee feedback. Employers with a thousand or more employees were in the running.

Last year’s winner, SAP, slipped to third place. Microsoft took over the top spot after coming in fourth place last year. Companies get a rating out of 5.

1. Microsoft (4.5 rating)
2. PointClickCare (4.5 rating)
3. SAP (4.4 rating)
4. Keg Restaurants (4.4 rating)
5. Ubisoft (4.4 rating)
6. Shopify (4.4 rating)
7. Randstad (4.4 rating)
8. Fortinet (4.3 rating)
9. Intact (4.3 rating)
10. Starbucks (4.3 rating)

“Amazing benefits, a fun work environment, managers who want you to succeed and inquisitive colleagues,” says a Microsoft product advisor.

“On the job time devoted to ongoing learning and global hack events giving lots of opportunities to learn,” says a Microsoft senior program manager.

Over the past four years, four companies have ranked near the top: SAP, Starbucks, Apple, Ceridion, and Ubisoft. SAP is on the only one to make the top five in the U.S., UK, France, and Germany as well.

A strong job market means employees can be more picky about where they work. At 5.8% Canada’s unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in about a decade.

“In today’s tight labor market, job seekers are in the driver’s seat when it comes to deciding where to work and they want to know the inner workings of a company before accepting a new job,” says Glassdoor’s chief economist, Andrew Chamberlain.

Chamberlain says an engaged workforce is good for a company’s bottom line.

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