What does it take to attract top talent across the globe and become one of the most desirable workplaces not just in one country, but in the world? Look no further than companies like Alphabet, Amazon and Facebook for the answer.

LinkedIn came out with its Top Companies 2017: Global Edition on Thursday, which highlighted the 25 companies that people throughout the world most wanted to work for. The list was compiled by measuring the number of job postings that were viewed or applied to, company engagement and reach on LinkedIn, and employee retention. The companies listed mostly come from the fast-growing tech industry, but also spanned sectors like consulting and cosmetics.

Topping the list is Google parent Alphabet, and quickly following is Amazon. The companies that rounded out the top 10 are also recognizable brands including: Facebook (3) and Apple (5). But Uber's place at No. four, despite months of scandals involving its supposed toxic workplace culture and the recent news that CEO Travis Kalanick will be taking a leave of absence, is more surprising.

Here are the top 10 global companies to work for according to LinkedIn:

1. Alphabet

Industry: IT and Services

Number of global employees: 72,000

2. Amazon

Industry: Internet

Number of global employees: 341,400

3. Facebook

Industry: Internet

Number of global employees: 17,000

4. Uber

Industry: Internet

Number of global employees: 12,000

5. Apple

Industry: Consumer Electronics

Number of global employees: 110,000

6. Salesforce

Industry: Internet

Number of global employees: 25,000

7. McKinsey & Company

Industry: Management Consulting

Number of global employees: 25,000

8. LVMH

Industry: Luxury Goods & Jewelry

Number of global employees: 135,000

9. L'Oreal

Industry: Cosmetics

Number of global employees: 83,000

10. Dell Technologies

Industry: IT and Services

Number of global employees: 145,000

Published on: Jun 15, 2017