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3 DC-area companies on LinkedIn ‘Top Companies’ List

This Friday, May 11, 2012, file photo, shows a Capital One Bank office, in New York. Capital One Financial Corporation reports financial results Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

WASHINGTON — LinkedIn’s 2017 list of “Top Companies” includes three companies headquartered in the D.C. region, and one that recently acquired a big local company.

Baltimore’s biggest publicly-traded company also makes the list.

LinkedIn’s list, subtitled “where the U.S. wants to work now,” is based on the actions of the social network’s users. It analyzed billions of actions taken by its 500 million members.

The factors analyzed included the number of views and applications for job postings on LinkedIn, how many non-employees attempted to connect with a company’s employees and how long new employees stick around.

It only considered companies with more than 500 employees.

Baltimore’s UnderArmour ranks No. 16 on the list. Among “sweet perks” at Under Armour: employees have access to free tickets to sporting events and concerts via the UA virtual box office.

McLean-based Capital One is No. 25 on the list. Its generous perks include gender reassignment coverage and reserved parking for expectant mothers.

  • Reston-based Leidos Holdings is No. 31;
  • Booz Allen Hamilton, based in McLean, is ranked No. 37; and
  • Gartner Group, based in Stanford, Connecticut, which recently acquired Arlington-based CEB Inc. for $2.6 billion, is No. 43 on this list.

You can see LinkedIn’s full 2017 list of where U.S. workers want to work here.


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