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F5 Networks headquarters in Seattle.
F5 Networks headquarters in Seattle.

Employees at tech companies aren’t as happy as they used to be — or maybe they’re just complaining more about their jobs on websites like Glassdoor.

That’s one takeaway from Glassdoor’s annual “Best Places to Work” list, which pulls data from surveys that ask employees about career opportunities, compensation, senior management, work/life balance, culture, and more.

Google topped the list for the first time ever, but as whole, tech companies with more than 1,000 employees either dropped in rankings or were left out completely.

glassdoor111Only 14 tech companies made the top 50, compared to 22 from last year. After Google came Seattle-based F5 Networks, which ranked No. 4 overall after not making the list for the past seven years. Facebook was No. 13 (dropped from No. 5 last year); Qualcomm was No. 14; and Adobe was No. 18.

Twitter, which was No. 2 overall last year, did not even qualify for the top 50. LinkedIn dropped from No. 3 to No. 23; Apple finished No. 22; and Microsoft nor Amazon made the list.

Three other Seattle-based companies made the top 50: Slalom Consulting was No. 16; Costco was No. 29; Zillow was No. 33. Starbucks, which was No. 39 last year, did not make the list.

Here’s the full list, which you can also see here:

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