Survey: Facebook is top company to work for

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(MoneyWatch) Facebook isn't just a convenient place to post pictures of your kids or your latest drunken escapade, it's also the best place to work for 2013, according to career research firm Glassdoor's annual "employee choice" awards

Facebook topped the list for the second straight year time, after also coming at No. 1 in 2011, with employees at the social network citing their faith in CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the ability to do work that impacts a billion people, company culture and great benefits.

"We're honored to receive this award from Glassdoor," said Lori Goler, Facebook's vice president of people and recruiting, in a statement. "We strive to make Facebook a place where everyone is able to have an impact doing what they love. Receiving this award is a testament to the culture of builders we've worked hard to create."

Rounding out the top five places to work are McKinsey & Co., Riverbed Technology, Bain & Co. and MD Anderson Cancer Center.

While the award is a feather in companies' caps, it's worth noting that the survey is conducted through a voluntary employee survey on Glassdoor's website. That would likely produce different results that if random workers had been questioned on their employer.

Still, any company on the list can be assured that they're doing something right in terms of meeting employees' needs and providing positive motivation.

The survey was conducted over the course of a year and included almost half a million company reviews. Glassdoor asks employees to rate their satisfaction with the company and key workplace factors, such as career opportunities, compensation and benefits, work/life balance, senior management, and culture and values. 

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