FORTUNE's "100 Best Companies to Work For"
Here at Google, we're proud to be part of FORTUNE Magazine's prestigious "100 Best Companies to Work For." For the fourth consecutive year, Google has achieved a Top 5 ranking. Innovative benefits, flexibility, and the opportunity to pursue big ideas are just a few of the attributes that have continued to earn us this exciting recognition. As we continue to grow, we strive to preserve the best aspects of our startup culture. From welcoming our Nooglers (new Googlers) with their very own Google buddies to celebrating team accomplishments at our Friday TGIF company meetings – we work to cultivate employee satisfaction every step of the way.
To pick the 100 Best Companies to Work For, FORTUNE partners with the Great Place to Work Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. Three hundred eleven companies participated in this year's survey. Two-thirds of a company's score is based on the Institute's 58-question survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. The remaining third is based on the Institute's Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs, and open-ended questions about hiring practices, recognition programs, diversity efforts, and more. FORTUNE magazine compiles and selects the "100 Best Companies to Work For" list every year from a pool of eligible US-based applicants. See more details on this year’s ranking and process at CNN's FORTUNE magazine Best Places to Work website.