How the Top 50 Were Selected
The Top 50 were selected from more than 11,000 companies reviewed by the nearly 75,000 employees who completed a 20-question survey on Glassdoor in 2008. To be eligible for the list, a company must have had at least all of the following as of December 15, 2008:
- 25 reviews from United States-based employees,
- "satisfied" ratings overall and across all categories, and
- a CEO with at least a 50% approval rating.
The survey questions relate to employees' attitudes about Career Opportunities, Communication, Compensation & Benefits, Employee Morale, Recognition & Feedback, Senior Leadership, Work/Life Balance, and Fairness & Respect. After the overall ratings are calculated, a company may be excluded from the list if our review panel determines detrimental acts by management or other negative company events could ultimately damage employees' faith in the company's senior leadership and/or adversely affect its overall rating on Glassdoor.
A complete copy of the survey along with additional information about the methodology may be requested via email: email@example.com