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Microsoft tops Seattle-area tech companies in ranking of ’employer brand’ by job seekers

Microsoft has climbed the ranks to number one in the Seattle area when it comes to how tech workers view an "employer brand."

Microsoft has climbed the ranks to number one in the Seattle area when it comes to how tech workers view an “employer brand” — described as the perception of a company by job seekers and potential employees.

The findings are in the 2018 Global Brand Health Report by the career marketplace Hired, released on Tuesday.

On a list of 10 companies in the Seattle region, Microsoft rose from No. 4 in 2017 to No. 1 when it comes to being an appealing place for tech talent including software engineers, designers, data scientists and product managers. The Redmond, Wash.-based tech giant bested such companies as Amazon, Zillow Group and Starbucks.

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