Google named best company to work for; Twitter falls off top-50 list

Google lands top spot on annual ranking of best places to work

All that gourmet free food, on-site laundry and yoga classes are paying off: Google has landed the No. 1 spot in an annual ranking of the best companies to work for.

The Mountain View, Calif., tech giant won the top prize on Glassdoor's seventh annual awards honoring the best places to work in the U.S. and Britain. The top-50 list, which looks at companies with 1,000 employees or more, is based on employee feedback. 

Google is routinely in the top 50 -- it was No. 8 in 2014 -- but has never nabbed the top spot.

The 2015 rankings lauded Google for its corporate perks, high compensation, work/life balance and a high employee approval rating for Chief Executive Larry Page.

Notably, Twitter fell from the top-50 list altogether after being in second place for 2014. The San Francisco microblogging company has faced management turnover, issues with corporate direction and unhappiness among some employees, particularly engineers.

Glassdoor CEO Robert Hohman called the omission of Twitter "probably the single biggest change and surprise this year," according to CNBC.

Facebook nabbed the top spot on the 2013 and 2011 lists, and Bain & Co. took it for 2014.

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