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Airbnb Rated the Best Place to Work, Dethroning Google

Home-sharing business Airbnb tops the list of best companies to work for in 2016, jobs site Glassdoor said Wednesday.

The tech startup, which was founded in 2008 and connects hosts with travelers looking for short-term sublets, received a 4.6 out of 5-star rating by its employees on Glassdoor.

"There's something inherently intimate about a company that started with 'Hey stranger, come sleep in my home,'" Keau Katsunuma, Airbnb operations manager, said in a YouTube video by Glassdoor highlighting perks the company offers, including a quarterly travel voucher for all employees.

The San Francisco-based company is having a good year. Not only are employees happy, the company also received a huge injection of private funding: Earlier this week, Airbnb filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission confirming a Wall Street Journal report that it had raised $1.5 billion in financing in June.

Image: A man walks past a logo of Airbnb after a news conference in Tokyo
A man walks past a logo of Airbnb after a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, November 26, 2015. YUYA SHINO / Reuters

This is the eighth annual Employees' Choice Awards list released by Glassdoor. Google topped its 2015 list. Airbnb has never made the cut before.

Here are the top 10 large companies (defined by having at least 1,000 employees) to work for in 2016, according to Glassdoor:

  1. Airbnb
  2. Bain & Company
  3. Guidewire
  4. Hubspot
  5. Facebook
  6. LinkedIn
  7. Boston Consulting Group
  8. Google
  9. Nestle Purina PetCare
  10. Zilllow

See the complete list at Glassdoor.