Best Places to Work 2009 Employees' Choice

 
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General Mills
4.5 Star Star Star Star Star
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"I'm proud to work for GMI!"

They are good community partners, they genuinely care about diversity, and they are well respected...

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Bain & Company
4.5 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Bain & Co is a terrific place"

Bain and Company balances a high performance environment with a great culture. The partners...

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Netflix
4.4 Star Star Star Star Star
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"An extraordinary environment creates an exciting work experience."

Netflix is willing to move quickly and make calculated risks in...

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Adobe
4.3 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Great place to work with a true mission"

There is a lot of pride in what we do at Adobe; we help people create great stuff and do their...

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Northwestern Mutual
4.2 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Northwestern Mutual...like being a Nascar driver, you drive..."

…Northwestern is a great company ethically and in terms of...

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Whole Foods Market
4.2 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Excellent work environment, far above retail standards"

Excellent benefits; an excellent work environment where everyone is in it...

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Google
4.1 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Google Rocks!"

Great people. Great food. Total innovation! I love working at a company that has so many cool...

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SAP
4.1 Star Star Star Star Star
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"If your idea survives the internal competition, it will..."

SAP has a huge impact on how companies, large and small, run...

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Continental Airlines
4.1 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Continental - Leave work happy!"

The culture! I've never had such a warm welcome to a company. Walking through the buildings...

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NetApp
4.0 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Great place to work as a company"

Fantastic place to work based on work vs. family life balance. Executive management believes in...

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Intuit
4.0 Star Star Star Star Star
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"The most phenomenal company in the country to work for, hands down."

Intuit is the best company I've ever worked for, hands down...

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McKinsey & Company
4.0 Star Star Star Star Star
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"If you want to prove you are smart, the right place to be."

Bright ambitious people. Huge career growth. Great brand name. McKinsey is...

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FactSet
3.9 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Excellent Company"

FactSet provides excellent opportunities…to move up both in title and in compensation. If you are...

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Boston Consulting Group
3.9 Star Star Star Star Star
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"A wonderful place to work"

The people are the best you will work with - smart, committed, and nice. You can be yourself...

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Procter & Gamble
3.9 Star Star Star Star Star
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"A company unparalleled..."

P&G truly values it's employees, their families, and their work/life balance. The company...

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Caterpillar
3.9 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Caterpillar - world leader that is highly ethical and values people."

Caterpillar is a global leader in its industry, and invests...

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Genentech
3.8 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Genentech!! A great place to work if you've got what it takes"

A lot of employee centric benefits, along with the chance of working...

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CareerBuilder
3.8 Star Star Star Star Star
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"If you are willing to work HARD... the rewards will follow!"

I love working with people my age…the work environment is fun and welcoming...

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Apple
3.8 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Ideal place to work: cutting-edge innovation, enthusiastic..."

The work is cutting-edge, fast paced and interesting, my...

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Juniper Networks
3.8 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Overall a great place to work"

Great people who are motivated and intelligent. It's definitely a place where your...

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Marriott International
3.8 Star Star Star Star Star
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"A a great company, an industry leader and the bearer of a..."

Great focus on core business of lodging and a desire to...

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NIKE
3.8 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Great place to work and play"

The people we work with are just amazingly talented and smart. Good common sense hard working and...

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EY
3.8 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Great place to work if you're willing to work"

The people set E&Y apart from the competition; I held a handful of professional...

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MITRE
3.8 Star Star Star Star Star
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"A unique public-service mission, ideal for talented..."

MITRE's…makes one feel proud to work for the...

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Chevron
3.8 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Good place to work with lots of opportunities"

The best reason to work at Chevron are all the talented and fun people you get to interact...

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Goldman Sachs
3.8 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Driven to excellence"

Some of the smartest people you will ever work with, who are all driven to excellence. The...

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Nordstrom
3.8 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Amazing Place to work!!!!"

Amazing clothes, great benefits, good work life balance, great pay for students who go to college...

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Citrix
3.7 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Great company, competitive salary and outstanding benefits."

Great products and competitive salaries with a flexible work environment...

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Schlumberger
3.7 Star Star Star Star Star
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"If you want a challenge and be rewarded for it this job is for you."

There are many reasons to work at Schlumberger because it's...

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Booz Allen Hamilton
3.7 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Booz Allen is a great place to work as long as you know how..."

…Booz Allen Hamilton has great senior leadership…I have...

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National Instruments
3.7 Star Star Star Star Star
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"A great place to work where you'll feel challenged and respected"

Great environment and company culture. Many opportunities to learn...

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Novell
3.7 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Good small Billion dollar company"

Good company that understands where it has been and has a plan to get to where it needs to be...

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PwC
3.7 Star Star Star Star Star
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"PwC = best place to work"

PwC treats every employee as part of the PwC family. They know how to appeal to every aspect of an...

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American Express
3.6 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Amex = great company; provides growth opportunities, ability..."

Senior leadership seems to have the best interest of the...

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Cisco Systems
3.6 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Cisco is an excellent company that is driving the..."

Cisco is a company that is leading the way for the next...

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USAA
3.6 Star Star Star Star Star
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"USAA - noble mission with fantastic senior leadership."

Fantastic mission - the customers (members) we support are in the Armed Services...

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EMC
3.6 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Great place to work!"

The staff you work with is by far some of the most talented and driven people I have ever met...

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Capital One
3.6 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Capital One is a great place to work for people that love what..."

…Capital One offers a chance to work on really exciting and...

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Qualcomm
3.6 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Where the sun shines."

Diversity…There are many diverse job opportunities…Qualcomm goes to great lengths to keep...

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MetLife
3.6 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Big company with big goals, great opportunities, great benefits"

Multiple training systems including webinars via internet, virtual...

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Lockheed Martin
3.6 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Lockheed Martin cultivates a professional but friendly..."

Lockheed Martin is a great place…there is a lot of potential...

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Texas Instruments
3.6 Star Star Star Star Star
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"TI is a good company with good leadership and a bright future"

The future of the company looks strong. Our management is committed to...

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US Army
3.6 Star Star Star Star Star
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"If you are looking for a good work-life balance and great..."

The US Army provides a great culture and value system to...

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Deloitte
3.5 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Great place to be"

As someone who has been with Deloitte for over 13 years, I have to say the best thing about it are...

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Wells Fargo
3.5 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Great strong bank that cares for it's team members"

Extremely conscious of balancing work and life. There is much flexibility in...

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Best Buy
3.5 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Great people, great fun, and great leaders!"

…a job with a great discount or career potential…here is your place…I love everything about...

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Salesforce
3.5 Star Star Star Star Star
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"My best career move thus far"

…senior management listens to us and provides the tools we need to succeed. I'm constantly...

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Accenture
3.5 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Interesting work with lots of opportunities for long term career..."

An opportunity to work with very talented colleagues in a wide...

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FedEx
3.5 Star Star Star Star Star
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"We all have a commitment to make every FedEx experience..."

Great company to work for , hands down!! People are very...

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Paychex
3.5 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Great company, Highly recommended."

Great company with no micro-management…Reps are given the autonomy to make business decisions and...

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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.

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