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airbnb21Airbnb has dethroned Google atop Glassdoor’s “Best Places to Work” list for 2016.

The peer-to-peer lodging company, now valued at $25.5 billion, finished No. 1 on Glassdoor’s annual “Best Places to Work” list, which pulls data from surveys that ask U.S.-based employees about career opportunities, compensation, senior management, work/life balance, culture, and more.

There were 21 tech companies among the top 50, which is up from 14 last year. Guidewire (3rd), Hotspot (4th), Facebook (5th), and LinkedIn (6th) were all ahead of Google (8th), which ranked No. 1 last year.

Seattle-based Zillow Group ranked No. 10. Expedia, which did not make the list last year, was No. 16. Other Seattle-area companies include Slalom Consulting (30th), F5 Networks (33rd), Costco Wholesale (40th), REI (45th), and Concur (49th).

Neither Amazon or Microsoft have made the top 50 since Glassdoor began releasing the annual list in 2009.

Here are some of the “common themes” Glassdoor found among the top companies on this list.

  • Employees feel valued
  • Unique cultures that align with mission
  • Mission/values driven
  • Smart colleagues
  • Great perks and benefits
  • Clear direction
  • Opportunity for advancement
  • Transparent senior leadership
  • Challenging/exciting work

For this particular list, companies are required to have at least 1,000 employees and 75 company reviews on Glassdoor, which uses an algorithm to calculate the rankings that assesses the quantity, quality and consistency of Glassdoor-approved company reviews shared by U.S.-based employees between November 3, 2014 and November 1,2015.

Here’s the full list:

  1. Airbnb
  2. Bain & Company
  3. Guidewire
  4. Hubspot
  5. Facebook
  6. LinkedIn
  7. Boston Consulting Group
  8. Google
  9. Nestlé Purina PetCare
  10. Zillow
  11. Eastman Chemical
  12. World Wide Technology
  13. In-N-Out Burger
  15. Power Home Remodeling Group
  16. Expedia
  17. H E B
  18. Riot Games
  19. Adobe
  20. Memorial Sloan Kettering
  21. Delta Air Lines
  22. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  23. Protiviti
  24. QuikTrip
  25. Apple
  26. Twitter
  27. Vivint Solar
  28. Paycom
  29. Wegmans Food Markets
  30. Slalom Consulting
  31. Akamai
  32. Salesforce
  33. F5 Networks
  34. Genentech
  35. Workday
  36. Turner Construction
  37. Red Hat
  38. Gensler
  39. Chevron
  40. Costco Wholesale
  41. GE Aviation
  42. Southwest Airlines
  43. Stryker
  44. Gartner
  45. REI
  46. Red Bull
  47. NIKE
  48. Total Quality Logistic
  49. Concur
  50. SolarCity
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