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Looking for a Cloud Computing Job? Here are the Best Companies and CEOs to Work for in the Industry

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The most desirable places to work in cloud computing are Google, Parallels, Virtustream, HubSpot, AppDirect, Mirantis, MuleSoft, Zenoss, and OpenDNS, according to data gleaned from Glassdoor.com on whether employees would recommend their company to a friend.

This is according to a list compiled by Forbes.

With so many companies using the term “cloud” to describe themselves, Forbes cut down on the number of companies it assessed by only including companies in CRN’s “100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors of 2015” list. It also excluded companies that didn’t have enough feedback on Glassdoor.com to give a clear picture of how the company is perceived by employees.

According to Glassdoor.com data, there were several CEOs with more than 90-percent employee approval. The highest rated CEOs included Zscaler’s Jay Chaudhry, OpenDNS’s David Ulevitch, Virtustream’s Rodney J. Rogers, HubSpot’s Brian Halligan, and New Relic’s Lew Cirne.

However, some of the “hottest” companies that were rated relatively low by employees were Engine Yard, NTT Communications, and Internap.

There were also many interesting discrepancies such as the fact that 91 percent approved Splunk’s quirky CEO Godfrey Sullivan, yet only 66 percent of employees would recommend working there.

With 3.9 million jobs in the US alone affiliated with cloud computing, 384,478 of which are in IT, cloud jobs continue to make up a significant part of the workforce. A recent report by WANTED Analytics showed that IBM, Oracle and Amazon have the most cloud computing job openings. Recently, IBM said that it had around 1,000 job openings in its cloud group.

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David Hamilton is a technology journalist and Contributing Editor of the WHIR. Based in Toronto, David has covered the hosting industry internationally for the WHIR with particular attention to innovative hosting solutions and the issues facing the industry. He has written for the National Post and other news outlets, and is a graduate of Queen’s University and the Humber College School of Media Studies.

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