Wegmans once again ranked among nation's best companies to work for
Internet giant Google has been named the best place to work for the sixth year in a row by Fortune magazine, which published its annual list of the top 100 companies for employees.
The number two spot is up from a year ago, when the chain was fourth on the list. Capital One came in No. 17 on Fortune's list.
Google was ranked No. 1 overall and a total of 12 Texas-based companies were ranked in the Top 100. Fluor, EMCOR Group, Jacobs Engineering Group, Peter Kiewit Sons' and AECOM, along with Toll Brothers, Lennar, D.R. Horton, Cal Atlantic Group and NVR, were all named to the publication's list of the World's Most Admired Companies announced last month.
Helping Google to retain its top-of-the heap ranking was its move to increase parental leave after company executives learned that mothers were leaving at higher rates.
Five companies managed to muscle their way onto the list for the first time this year: Pinnacle Financial Partners, SAP America, Delta Air Lines, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, and AT&T.
"Nothing could mean more to me than having our people say that Wegmans is a great place to work". They anonymously assess their workplace, including the quality of their leaders, support for their personal and professional lives and their relationships with colleagues.
This year, the supermarket chain ranks No. 2.
The rest of the top 10 were rounded out by Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., The Boston Consulting Group, Inc., Baird, Edward Jones, Genentech, ULTIMATE SOFTWARE, Salesforce, Acuity Insurance and Quicken Loans.
There also is a Culture Audit management questionnaire from each company, detailing things like compensation and benefits, hiring practices, recognition, training and diversity programs.