Scott Dobrowski, PR Specialist at Glassdoor (, says:

For the past year or more the term ‘Big Data’ has been spreading like wildfire, and as a result, companies are investing in Big Data and hiring all sorts of specialists to support it, including companies from HP to EMC to IBM, plus many more.

According to a recent McKinsey report the demand for ‘Big Data’ talent could soon outstrip supply by 50 to 60 percent, and companies in the U.S. will be looking to hire an additional 1.5 million managers and analysts with a sharp understanding of how big data can be applied. In addition, consider the fact that 90% of the world’s total data has been created just within the past two years, says IBM, and platforms are needed to keep up with the daily explosion of data created from mobile devices, online transactions, sensors and social networks.

So as the demand for employees who can support, manage and analyze ‘Big Data’ is on the rise and companies are looking to hire, which companies hiring for ‘Big Data’ rate highest among employees?
Glassdoor, a jobs and career community, turned to its vast database of active job listings and employee company reviews to find out which companies currently hiring for “big data” are rated highest by their own employees. The table below shows the top 10 highest rated companies hiring for ‘Big Data’ – the highest rated companies include: The MITRE Corporation (4.0), Google (3.9), Apple (3.8) and NetApp (3.8).

Top 10 Highest Rated Companies Hiring For ‘Big Data’:

Report based on companies with at least one active job listing featuring “Big Data” in its job title, and/or any keyword including “Big Data,” “Machine Learning,” “Data Scientist,” or “Hadoop” in its job description, as well as at least 100 approved company reviews. Report as of 10/26/11. The report does not include universities or recruitment agencies.

Interested in knowing what employees at the top 10 companies have to say about working there? Provided below is a sample of employees sounding off as of late on what’s working well and what needs to be improved:

MITRE has a great work/life balance with respectable co-workers, high standard of education and great pay. If you work in the headquarters locations, there is ample opportunity to find something you’re interested in.” – MITRE Information Security Engineer (location n/a)

MITRE tends to exhibit many older company ideals such as secretive promotions and compensation decisions, cliquish upper management tendencies and a ‘wait your turn’ mentality.” – MITRE Principal Information Systems Engineer (Colorado Springs, CO)

Between on-site gyms, massage, a wide selection of health benefits, 401k and stock grants, competitive salary, and of course the free, gourmet meals, it’s one of the cushiest jobs in Silicon Valley.” – Google Software Engineer II (Mountain View, CA)

Management can be clueless or absent at times. It can take a lot longer to get things done than you expect.” – Google Software Engineer III (New York, NY)

The company is innovative, the corporate culture is amazing. You are truly setup for success when you start working there. I have found that management is open and ready to help.” – Apple Data Analyst (Elk Grove, CA)

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