The Best Companies to Work For in 2021, According to LinkedIn

updated May 2, 2021
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Job hunting can be brutal. The workforce has also transformed and adapted in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. After a brief hiatus in 2020 to re-examine the new world of work, LinkedIn published its fifth annual LinkedIn Top Companies list for 2021. With methodology that contains seven essential career progression pillars (ability to advance, company stability, external opportunity, and gender diversity among them), LinkedIn compiled a list of the best 50 companies in the U.S. that have helped employees build a professional foundation for success at the company and beyond. 

LinkedIn’s insights also include full-time employee headcounts, top locations, fastest-growing skills, and the most in-demand jobs. The report hopes to assist professionals at every stage of employment, “from those who are looking to get back on their feet after an unprecedented year to those who are ready to make the next step in their career journey,” the report reads. For an overview of some of the top companies to work for in 2021, read on below.

Bank of America (Banking)

Full-time headcount: 213,000 

Top locations: NYC, Charlotte, Dallas-Fort Worth 

In-demand jobs: Trading Analyst, Investment Specialist, Financial Management Analyst

Browse Bank of America job listings.

Apple (Consumer Electronics)

Full-time headcount: 160,000 

Top U.S. locations: San Francisco Bay Area, Austin, NYC

In-demand jobs: Operations Planner, Software Quality Assurance Engineer, Business Development Specialist

Browse Apple job listings. 

CVS Health (Health, Wellness & Fitness)

Full-time headcount: 300,000 

Top U.S. locations: NYC, Chicago, Boston

In-demand jobs: Nurse Practitioner, Financial Advisor, Product Manager

Browse CVS Health job listings.

Comcast (Telecommunications)

Full-time headcount: 168,000 

Top U.S. locations: Philadelphia, NYC, Los Angeles

In-demand jobs: Sales Account Executive, News Producer, Store Manager

Browse Comcast job listings.

Target (Retail)

Full-time headcount: 350,000

Top U.S. locations: Minneapolis-St. Paul, Los Angeles, NYC

In-demand jobs: Member Services Specialist, Human Resources Executive, Production Controller

Browse Target job listings.

For a comprehensive list of the top 50 companies to work for this year, head over to LinkedIn’s Top Companies report. Godspeed, job hunters.