When you see photos of massive office complexes filled to the brim with perks, read news reports about groundbreaking product rollouts, and read reviews from employees who love what they do at work every day, it’s hard not to want to work in tech. Whether you’re an aspiring software engineer or want to work in human resources, marketing, sales, or some other arm of the business, you’ve probably felt the allure of some of the world’s largest tech companies. Luckily for you, many such companies are actively recruiting college students and recent alumni, and they’re doing it on Handshake. 

Ahead, learn more about big tech companies featured in our massive list of employers that are actively hiring, then log into your Handshake profile to see which specific opportunities are available for you.

Amazon

What does Amazon do? It’s hard to live in 2020 without some idea of what Amazon does. The e-commerce giant employs hundreds of thousands of people worldwide, and has ventured into other realms of technology like web services, live-streaming through Twitch, audiobooks through Audible, e-reading through Kindle, and more. You can read more about the company on its blog

Where is Amazon located? Amazon operates all over the world, but its headquarters are located in Seattle, WA. 

Amazon is considered one of the “Big Five” technology companies.

Apple

What does Apple do? There’s a good chance you’re reading this on an iPhone or with a Mac computer, which means you’re already familiar with Apple’s product line! This tech giant sells consumer electronics, develops software, and hosts online services. 

Where is Apple located? Apple’s headquarters are located in Cupertino, CA, though the company has offices around the world. 

Apple is considered one of the “Big Five” technology companies.

eBay

What does eBay do? “eBay Inc. is a global commerce leader that connects millions of buyers and sellers around the world. We exist to enable economic opportunity for individuals, entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations of all sizes. Our portfolio of brands includes eBay Marketplace and eBay Classifieds Group, operating in 190 markets around the world,” reads the company’s website

Where is eBay located? eBay has offices around the world, but is headquartered in San Jose, CA. 

Facebook

What does Facebook do? With nearly 2.5 billion monthly active users, Facebook is undoubtedly one of the most popular social media platforms of all time. However, if you need a quick refresher about what the company offers, here’s a quick rundown from Facebook’s “about” page: “Our main services include the Facebook app, Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus, Workplace, Portal and Calibra. These apps and technologies have shared infrastructure for years and the teams behind them frequently work together.”

Where is Facebook located? Facebook has offices all over the world, but its headquarters are in Menlo Park, CA. 

Facebook is considered one of the “Big Five” technology companies.

Lyft

What does Lyft do? For many people in urban populations around the world, Lyft immediately comes to mind when you need a ride. Founded in 2012, the on-demand ridesharing company has quickly become a staple in many riders’ and drivers’ lives.  

Where is Lyft located? Lyft functions across the globe, but the company’s HQ is in San Francisco, CA. 

Microsoft

What does Microsoft do? A better question might be what Microsoft doesn’t do! One of the original tech giants, Microsoft has sold computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services since its inception in 1975. 

Where is Microsoft located? This large organization has many offices around the world, but its headquarters are located in Redmond, WA. 

Microsoft is considered one of the “Big Five” technology companies.

Oracle

What does Oracle do? Oracle creates many products that help your favorite companies function, like database software and technology, cloud engineered systems, and enterprise software products. According to the company’s about page: “Our mission is to help people see data in new ways, discover insights, unlock endless possibilities.”

Where is Oracle located? Like most other companies on this list, Oracle has offices all over the world. However, its headquarters are located in Redwood City, CA.

PayPal

What does PayPal do? PayPal makes it easy to perform monetary transactions digitally, enabling you to pay and get paid seamlessly from anywhere. “PayPal provides an easy and quick way to send and request money online. You can transfer money (abroad) to family, friends, online shops, and auction sites like eBay,” describes the company.

Where is PayPal located? PayPal’s headquarters are located in San Jose, CA, but the company has locations all around the world. 

Salesforce

What does Salesforce do? Even if you’ve never used Salesforce as an employee, you’ve definitely experienced the company’s impact as a customer! “Salesforce is a customer relationship management solution that brings companies and customers together. It’s one integrated CRM platform that gives all your departments — including marketing, sales, commerce, and service — a single, shared view of every customer,” describes the organization’s website.

Where is Salesforce located? Salesforce is a worldwide organization, but its headquarters are in San Francisco, CA.

Tesla

What does Tesla do? While you might know Tesla for its flashy vehicles, the company does more than design and manufacture electric cars; it also specializes in developing and maintaining energy storage systems and solar products. 

Where is Tesla located? The company’s headquarters are currently located in Palo Alto, CA. 

Twitter

What does Twitter do? You might think of Twitter as the go-to place to share your thoughts, read up on breaking news, or stay in-the-know about all the latest happenings online. That’s not far off from how the company describes itself! “Twitter is what’s happening in the world and what people are talking about right now. When it happens it happens on Twitter. See what people are talking about,” reads the company’s information page

Where is Twitter located? Twitter has offices all over the world, but its headquarters are in San Francisco, CA. 

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