Top 10 Companies to Work For

23 Oct

Fortune recently released its list of the 100 best companies to work for in America. Do you work at a corporation? Wondering if it’s on the list? Or maybe you’re in the market for a job. Whatever the reason for your interest, here’s a look at who made the top ten.


  1. Google—It just keeps getting better. Jumping from number four to number one, Google had increases in revenue, profits, share price, paid search clicks, and hiring. And employees love the company’s mission, culture, and perks.
  2. Boston Consulting Group—Staying steady at number two, Boston Consulting Group takes ample time and resources to find the best consultants, who earn about $140,000 a year each.
  3. SAS Institute—Located in North Carolina, it offers subsidized Montessori child care (not cheap!), unlimited sick times, intramural sports teams, a free health care center, and more.
  4. Wegmans Food Markets—Believe it or not, this grocery chain is still family-owned. What do employees love about it? Wegmans offers valuable free programs to help employees stay healthy.
  5. Edward Jones—Like Google, Edward Jones jumped up several slots this year. Previously at number eleven, Edward Jones has managed to make it through the recession without massive layoffs.
  6. NetApp—Specializing in data storage, employees are part of a pay-for-performance program that earned them huge bonuses (up to 31% of their salary) in exchange for increased revenues.
  7. Camden Property Trust—This Houston, Texas apartment management firm values its employees, and proved it by giving out bonuses ranging from $1,000-$5,000 last year.
  8. Recreational Equipment (REI)—Customers and employees alike enjoy some great perks provided by REI. Employees are offered sabbaticals, free equipment rentals, and substantial discounts on merchandise.
  9. CHG Healthcare Services—If anyone’s made progress this year, it’s CHG. Previously at rank twenty-seven, CHG knows how important it is to listen to employee suggestions. It regularly makes changes to its programs and policies based one what employees want to see happen.

10. Quicken Loans—Like CHG, Quicken made a huge jump this year, jumping up 19 ranks to land at number ten. The reason? Employees are proud to work for a company that they respect. It recently moved its offices from the suburbs of Detroit to downtown because it knows that rebuilding has to start from there.


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