List of top U.S. places to work: survey

Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:07am EST

(Reuters) - Southwest Airlines topped the list of the 50 best U.S. places to work, based on employee opinions, according to research released on Wednesday.

The following are the top 50 companies to work for, according to Glassdoor.com, an online jobs site which collected and compiled reviews from U.S.-based company employees throughout 2009.

1. Southwest Airlines Co

2. General Mills Inc

3. Slalom Consulting

4. Bain & Company

5. McKinsey & Company

6. MITRE

7. Boston Consulting

8. Continental Airlines Inc

9. Procter & Gamble Co

10. Juniper Networks Inc

11. Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co

12. Kraft Foods Inc

13. National Instruments Corp

14. Google Inc

15. NetApp Inc

16. Goldman Sachs & Co

17. FactSet Research Systems Inc

18. Medtronic Inc

19. Publix Super Markets Inc

20. Chevron Corp

21. FedEx Corp

22. Apple Inc.

23. Edelman

24. Edward Jones Money Market Fund

25. Qualcomm Inc

26. CareerBuilder

27. Novell Inc

28. Schlumberger Ltd

29. Adobe Systems Inc

30. Booz Allen Hamilton Inc

31. Scottrade

32. Sherwin-Williams Co

33. EMC Corp

34. GlaxoSmithKline PLC

35. Caterpillar Inc

36. Turner Broadcasting System Inc

37. Paychex Inc

38. Kaiser Permanente

39. Travelers Companies Inc

40. Rackspace Hosting Inc

41. Intel Corp

42. Cintas Corp

43. SAP America

44. Intuit Inc

45. Best Buy Co Inc

46. Harris Corp

47. Prudential Plc

48. Whole Foods Market Inc

49. PricewaterhouseCoopers

50. Marriott International Inc

The following companies were ranked worst to work for, starting with the lowest ranked, according to Glassdoor.com.

Gibson Guitar Corp

United Airlines

Spherion Corp

AutoZone Inc

Rain Bird

DHL Express (USA)

Level 3 Communications Inc

Dominion Enterprises

Hertz Global Holdings Inc

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

LexisNexis

DISH Network Corp

Xilinx Inc

Acxiom Corp

Kmart

RadioShack Corp

Panduit

Ferguson Enterprises

Cognizant Tech Solutions

Forever 21

Affiliated Computer Services Inc

Hewlett-Packard Co

Sports Authority

Fastenal Co

Bed Bath & Beyond

(Reporting by Ellen Wulfhorst; Editing by Eric Walsh)

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