Seattle: Top Ranked Employer Brands by Job Seekers

Knowledge workers share the most appealing companies to work for


Hiring strategies for your city

It’s true: companies are only as successful as their people. And in order to attract the best and brightest, today’s innovative companies need a strong employer brand. A positive brand reputation can mean the difference between a company maintaining an all-star team and consistently losing dream candidates to a competitor.

  • Insight 1

    46% of candidates consider company culture one of the most important factors when job searching

  • Insight 2

    44% of tech workers would leave their current job for another one with a better location and commute

  • Insight 3

    58% of candidates would take a rectuiter's call if a company showcased the team they'd be working with

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Local Leaders in Seattle

Top 20 Employer Brands

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  1. Microsoft
  2. Redfin
  3. Zillow Group
  4. Amazon
  5. Tableau Software
  6. Starbucks
  7. Expedia
  8. Alaska Airlines
  9. REI
  10. Seattle Children’s Hospital
  11. T-Mobile
  12. Blue Origin
  13. Nordstrom
  14. Valve Corporation
  15. OfferUp
  16. SAP Concur
  17. Zulily
  18. Smartsheet
  19. Bungie

Read full insights: Brand Health Report

Getting to know knowledge workers in Seattle

What talent looks for in a company
  1. Compensation (i.e. base salary)
  2. Company culture
  3. Opportunity to learn new skills
What turns talent off from a company
  1. Not interested in the product
  2. Poor reputation
  3. Not knowing enough about the company

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Wage Gap: Pay Trends in Seattle

Seattle pay gap is improving for tech talent

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Distribution of the Wage Gap

60% of the time men are offered higher salaries than women for the same job at the same company and companies offer women 3% less on average than men for the same roles.

Frequence of roles Wage Gap

Wage Gap in Seattle

In 2021, our data shows that women working in San Francisco are offered 2.1% less than men in a similar roles.

Read full insights: Wage Inequality Report

Knowledge is power

Strategies to ensure you're paid fairly

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Strategies for equitable tech hiring

How companies can battle wage inequality

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