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Top 20 tech companies of 2023

Discover 20 of the leading tech giants that are shaping the future and find out why you’ll want to apply.

A tech company focuses on researching, developing, manufacturing, and supporting tech tools. Depending on the company, they might produce computer hardware, develop software, or create apps. Tech companies may also create online products and services from streaming networks to e-commerce platforms.

The tech industry can be an exciting field. You’re on the cutting edge of innovation, working in fast-paced and interesting environments. That said, those fast-paced environments can be stressful. Check out our post on the pros and cons of tech careers.

If you decide a career in tech is for you, you probably want to work at a top company. But just what qualifies as a “top” company in the technology industry? Common measures include the company’s market value and size. Below, we offer a roundup of some of the predominant technology companies around.

(If you don’t have technical skills, don’t let that scare you off: Many jobs at these companies don’t require technical skills — from product managers to recruiters. Learn more about nontech jobs in the technology field.)

Now, let’s get to our roundup of the top tech giants! Note that this data is from April 2023; numbers related to market value and size may change.

1. Apple Inc.

  • Market value: $2.68 trillion
  • Size: 154,000 employees
  • Location: Cupertino, California

Apple is a computer and consumer electronics company famous for its sleek iPhones and personal computers. The company’s roots date to 1976, when founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak created a microcomputer in Jobs’ garage.

A look at the Apple Career page shows a variety of possible career paths — from retail to hardware and software development. Apple is also hiring in machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI).

2. Alphabet

  • Market value: $1.37 trillion
  • Size: 156,301 employees
  • Location: Mountain View, California

Alphabet Inc. is a multinational tech company and the parent company of Google. It was created when Google was restructured and combined with multiple subsidiaries.

Alphabet’s various companies cast a wide net. For example, Verily deals with health care, while Intrinsic deals with robotics software. You can visit each subsidiary’s career page to scope out job opportunities. 

For instance, Google has jobs ranging from software engineering to business strategy.

3. Samsungng

  • Market value: $83.58 billion
  • Size: 266,673 employees
  • Location: Suwon, South Korea

Samsung Electronics is a global producer of electronic devices like smartphones, appliances, semiconductors, and memory chips. The company was first founded as a grocery trading store in 1938.

Samsung U.S. has careers for sales, corporate support, marketing, and tech. It’s clear you don’t need an IT or computer science degree to work here.

4. Microsoft

  • Market value: $2.28 trillion
  • Size: 182,268 employees
  • Location: Redmond, Washington

Microsoft is best known for its Windows operating systems, Office suite, and Internet Explorer browser. You may not know that Microsoft brainchild Bill Gates is also behind the Xbox video gaming consoles.

Microsoft has careers for those with computer science and other tech degrees, such as AI and software engineering. However, it also has jobs for nontechies, like customer support. 

5. Amazon

  • Market value: $1.07 trillion
  • Size: 1.6 million employees
  • Location: Seattle, Washington

Amazon was founded by Jeff Bezos as an e-commerce platform primarily for books. Today, the conglomerate operates in e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, AI, and online advertising.

Given how many different things Amazon does, it should come as no surprise that the company offers a diversity of career paths. From warehouse jobs to software development jobs, you can work for the ’Zon whether you’ve got a degree in software engineering or a GED.

6. Dell

  • Market value: $32.24 billion
  • Size: 165,000 employees
  • Location: Round Rock, Texas

Dell was founded by Michael Dell in 1984 — he started running the company out of his dorm room at UT Austin. Today, Dell is a leading manufacturer of personal computers and computer products.

Take a look at Dell Technologies and you’ll find loads of options. From sales to tech support and 5G, it offers multiple specialties. Dell also offers roles for specific groups like recent grads or veterans.

7. Sony

  • Market value: $121.78 billion
  • Size: 108,900 employees
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan

Sony was founded in 1946 as a television production company. Today, Sony makes consumer electronics like smartphones, cameras, and the PlayStation video gaming console.

Sony has a huge range of careers. You’ll find jobs dedicated to administrative services, engineering and quality control, information technology (IT), legal, finance, and more.

8. Meta

  • Market value: $610.06 billion
  • Size: 71,970 employees
  • Location: Menlo Park, California

Meta is the famed brainchild of Mark Zuckerberg. It all started with the creation of the social media network Facebook. Today, Meta also owns Instagram and Whatsapp, among other services.

Meta has jobs in advertising technology, privacy and cybersecurity, and virtual reality. If you don’t have a tech degree, look for nontech roles like product management and recruiting.

9. Lenovo</h2>

  • Market value: $12.45 billion
  • Size: 63,000 employees
  • Location: Beijing, China

Lenovo boasts itself as the world’s largest producer of personal computers. The company also makes tablets and mobile phones. Its roots date to 1984, but the company grew to new heights after acquiring IBM in 2005.

Lenovo operates in 180 markets around the world and offers a lot of career options. You can develop world-changing tech in the infrastructure and devices departments or empower customers through support and services.

10. Intel

  • Market value: $128.82 billion
  • Size: 121,100 employees
  • Location: Santa Clara, California

Intel is a major semiconductor manufacturing company. The company supplies microprocessors for other brands like Dell, HP, Acer, and Lenovo. Intel stands for “integrated electronics” and was founded in 1968.

Intel has a career track for pretty much every college degree, whether you’re majoring in marketing, graphic design, or computer science. Jobs include sales and marketing, IT, manufacturing, and graphics.

11. Panasonic

  • Market value: $22.50 billion
  • Size: 271,869 employees
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan

Founded in 1918 to market electric plugs and lamp sockets, Panasonic has grown by leaps and bounds. Today, the company produces diverse electronics products and appliances, from computers to HVAC and lighting.

Panasonic is a global employer with offices in Australia, North America, Asia, and Europe. Job families include HR, production, engineering, marketing, customer service, legal, facilities, technical repair, supply chain, and much more.

12. Cisco Systems

  • Market value: $194.30 billion
  • Size: 79,500 employees
  • Location: San Jose, California

Cisco is known in the technology sector for its leading computer networking products. The company was founded in 1984. Its first big success was a router that accommodated multiple network protocols.

Cisco has plenty of options for those with a tech degree. Check out engineering jobs in hardware, pre-sales, software, and network engineering, and nontech roles in sales, HR, finance, and more.

13. Oracle

  • Market value: $258.41 billion
  • Size: 132,000 employees
  • Location: Austin, Texas

Oracle was founded in 1977 by Larry Ellison and Bob Miner, both computer programmers. The software company is known for computer systems and software like Java and Solaris.

Oracle breaks its career offerings into five categories: sales, engineering and development, consulting, corporate functions, and support. It also has programs targeting new graduates.

14. Broadcom

  • Market value: $262.85 billion
  • Size: 15,000 employees
  • Location: San Jose, California

Broadcom is an infrastructure tech leader with roots in telecommunications. Its roots date to the 1960s; early products include fiber-optic transmitters and receivers for data communication.

Thanks to its diverse portfolio, Broadcom offers a range of career options. You could help develop semiconductor and infrastructure software solutions, for example, or work in the marketing team. It depends on your degree.

15. SAP

  • Market value: $157.92 billion
  • Size: 111,961 employees
  • Location: Walldorf, Germany

SAP was founded in Germany in 1972 by five entrepreneurs — all former IBM employees. Today, SAP maintains its German headquarters and continues to create software and management solutions for business processes.

SAP offers jobs in nearly 80 countries. Possible roles range from license compliance specialist to technical services manager, developer associate, warehouse manager, and sales executive.

16. Accenture

  • Market value: $175.88 billion
  • Size: 674,000 employees
  • Location: Dublin, Ireland

Accenture is an Irish-American company. Since its formation in the 1950s, it’s grown with the acquisition of diverse tech firms, including Symantec and Imaginea Technologies.

Accenture’s career options range from operations to digital strategy, consulting, and technology. Whether you want to spend your days coding or prefer supporting customer success in a service department, the company has a role for you.

17. Salesforce

  • Market value: $197.32 billion
  • Size: 79,390 employees
  • Location: San Francisco, California

Salesforce is one of the younger companies on this list, founded in 1999. Today, Salesforce is a leading customer relationship management (CRM) tool used by companies around the world.

Salesforce jobs divide into three pillars: sales, technology and product, and customer success. For example, those with a business degree might work in sales. If you have an IT degree, the tech department is calling your name.

18. Adobe

  • Market value: $172.39 billion
  • Size: 11,847 employees
  • Location: San Jose, California

Adobe has long been known for developing various graphics, photography, animation, and multimedia software. Over the years, the company has expanded into other tech, like a customer experience management (CXM) tool.

Adobe teams include design, engineering and product, and research. Don’t have a tech degree? No worries. Check out fields like marketing, business strategy, sales, customer experience, and government relations.

19. Intuit

  • Market value: $123.97 billion
  • Size: 10,600 employees
  • Location: Mountain View, California

This software company has a unique specialty in financial software. It’s the powerhouse behind products you probably know, like QuickBooks and TurboTax. They also own the marketing platform Mailchimp.

Like the other tech companies on this list, Intuit offers a mix of tech and nontech roles. You can browse jobs based on the platform you want to work on (Mailchimp or TurboTax, for instance).

20. Capgemini

  • Market value: $29.24 billion
  • Size: 340,700 employees
  • Location: Paris, France

Capgemini began as a data processing and enterprise management firm in the 1970s. Since then, it’s grown with the acquisition of other IT companies, like Hoskyns Group and Altran.

Capgemini careers cover corporate and technical roles. You can browse based on your career path — for example, experienced professional versus young graduate. Roles are also available in diverse locations.

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