Best Places to Work 2010 Employees' Choice

 
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Southwest Airlines
4.7 Star Star Star Star Star
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"LUV AIRLINE"

Southwest Airlines is the best company that I have ever worked for. There truly is LUV flowing...

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General Mills
4.5 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Don't believe the hype (at least not if you are in Marketing)"

* Very well respected company that's done well in economic...

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Slalom Consulting
4.3 Star Star Star Star Star
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"A great place to work if you want to grow your career..."

- Local model with limited travel - Good office culture...

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Bain & Company
4.2 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Great place for accelerating a post-MBA career"

Bain is a great place to continue the MBA learning experience and start applying the...

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McKinsey & Company
4.1 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Great place to start a career and get a good idea of work..."

-Fantastic group of very intelligent, diverse colleagues who...

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MITRE
4.1 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Not For the Young"

Lots of different work, if you get bored, move on to a different task. Lots of travel if you want...

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Boston Consulting Group
4.0 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Great first year job, but difficult."

- You get to work for a prestigious firm - Surrounded by smart and talented workers. - Great...

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Continental Airlines
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Procter & Gamble
4.0 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Preaching false hopes...."

Process driven activities pushed positive results. Everyone was very intelligent and very open to...

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Juniper Networks
3.9 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Good Place to work overall!"

good technical growth, strong products, flexible, decent pay and benefits, good engineers,

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Northwestern Mutual
3.9 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Absolutely great company, unquestionably elite in life..."

Career education, growth, and great opportunity. Good quick...

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Kraft Foods
3.9 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Great marketing training ground, slow advancement to brand manager"

Severence package, collaboration, social networking tooks...

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National Instruments
3.9 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Great place to start a career"

Great work/life balance Plenty of opportunity for growth Laid back, low stress work environment...

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Google
3.9 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Great place to start career in Silicon Valley"

Tons of career development, transparency, benefits, intelligent coworkers, exciting...

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NetApp
3.9 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Great place to work"

Great products Culture is friendly and helpful Little arrogance Clients love us Let you be...

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Goldman Sachs
3.9 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Review of Prime Brokerage Trade Support Team."

Very focused on the success of team, everyone is willing to help out when I had issues...

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FactSet
3.9 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Factset is a good company overall"

I like the people quite a bit, and free lunch 4 days a week is also exciting. As far as...

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Medtronic
3.9 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Company that embraces diversity in skills, action and thought"

Diversity is embraced. Great place for someone in engineering and science...

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Publix
3.8 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Everyone out for themselves."

Publix is a great place to work because everyone has a hand in the success of the company. You can...

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Chevron
3.8 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Culture"

Consensus building culture and team oriented. Building long relationships is important.

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FedEx
3.8 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Ridiculously Overworked"

Lots of recognition. Almost too much which becomes meaningless over time. Ok work life balance.

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Apple
3.8 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Great environment, pushy sales"

Great Atmosphere. Helpful colleagues. Lot's of enthusiasm. Helpful management with lots of...

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Edelman
3.8 Star Star Star Star Star
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"An eye opening experience to be a junior staffer"

The mentoring progam allows you to learn more about the practices, clients and office...

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Edward Jones
3.7 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Overrated"

Great name recongition. Excellent sales training. Excellent training for Series 7 license...

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Qualcomm
3.7 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Great place in a great city"

Qualcomm is still able to attract some of the smartest people. I think the smartness density has...

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CareerBuilder
3.7 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Could not be Happier Here!"

Careerbulider is a phenomenal company. The leadership is strong and open minded with its...

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Novell
3.7 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Wonderful Experience - Provides Exceptional Training and..."

1. Training and Exposure: The department that I work in...

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Schlumberger
3.7 Star Star Star Star Star
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"SLB is a great place to work for."

1. good work environment with smart people 2. good salary and benefits 3. chance to work...

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Adobe
3.7 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Great place to work, company has problems"

Excellent benefits, opportunities to learn and grow, many teams have excellent leadership,

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Booz Allen Hamilton
3.7 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Good place to work for to round out and build consulting skills"

Exposure to different areas of the business. The people here are...

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Scottrade
3.7 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Good place to get industry experience while still an..."

Flexible work hours Ability to do homework while at work...

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Sherwin-Williams
3.7 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Job"

Benefits Minimal Mgmt Interferance Bonus plan. Flexible Hours. Every day is differnt, so it...

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EMC
3.7 Star Star Star Star Star
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"EMC More Concerned About Numbers than People"

Good benefits. Paychecks arrive on time in my account. Travel expenses are processed...

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GlaxoSmithKline
3.7 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Respect for the orange pork chop"

Excellent benefits including vehicle, retirement, medical, along with competitive salary and above...

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Caterpillar
3.7 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Cat Tractor"

Plenty of opportunity, good pay, worldwide operation provides insight into large corporations and...

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Turner Broadcasting
3.6 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Graphics Operator"

Great people, great pay, great benefits

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Paychex
3.6 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Average- good entry to mid-level sales position."

Name recognition, very stable company, great support with marketing materials...

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Kaiser Permanente
3.6 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Kaiser is about mediocracy. They want you to provide..."

Salary. Pension after 5 years to be vested. Good...

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Travelers
3.6 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Ok..."

Great pay and benefits Flexible schedule

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Rackspace
3.6 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Rackspace Focuses on its People."

Strengths-based employment. Rackspace hires people based on talents an strengths, not just skill...

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Intel Corporation
3.6 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Great Place to Work"

Broad, exciting opportunities for cross training and career changes at a bell-weather industry...

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Cintas
3.6 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Need some major changes here before it's too late"

pay ok ,benefits good ecept for retirement dollars

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SAP America
3.6 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Great for experienced SAP resources"

If you work with SAP software or services, the network you build by working at SAP is invaluable...

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Intuit
3.6 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Good, but I wanted something more..."

Pros * Total compensation package was good ( pay, stocks, 401k matching ) * Beautiful campus and...

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Best Buy
3.6 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Not satisfied but not bad of a company."

It has acceptable employee discount but could be better. Also works around school schedule which...

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Harris
3.6 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Harris a great place to learn about the industry."

1) Harris will give you the potential, to learn new skills. 2) Some of the work is...

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Prudential
3.5 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Not what it is protrayed to be."

Licensing is paid for.New hire non-repayable draw, for the first several weeks, good online...

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Whole Foods Market
3.5 Star Star Star Star Star
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"So far so good"

The pay is ok, and my coworkers are friendly. Hard work seems to be recognized for the most part...

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PwC
3.5 Star Star Star Star Star
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"new to the company."

I chose this company over others because I had a good first impression with the personnel. Highly...

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Marriott International
3.5 Star Star Star Star Star
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"Great Place to Work"

Management is great and fair. Great benefits, 40 hour work week, great people to work with...

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How the Top 50 Were Selected

The Top 50 were selected from more than 37,000 companies reviewed by the nearly 100,000 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:

  • 25 reviews from United States-based employees between December 1, 2008 and December 1, 2009,
  • "satisfied" ratings overall and across all categories, and
  • a CEO with at least a 50% approval rating.

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