Best Companies To Work For

Fortune released it’s annual list of the top 100 companies to work for in the U.S.
If you are thinking about making a move and not sure where to start, this list may point you in the right direction.  At least 14 companies on the list pay 100% of their employees health care premiums.  Other companies have perks that include home buying assistance, paid sabbaticals,and even wardrobe assistance.

Topping off the list at #1 is North Carolina based software developer SAS, who catapulted forward form #20 last year.

Google – which has long been known as a special place to work – hangs steady at #4.  I wonder how long that will last, with this week’s announcement that founders Larry Page and Sergey Brinplan to divest their majority stake in the company over the next 5 years.  As the wall-street types take control of the company, will they keep intact the environment which foster creativity, innovation, and attracts amazing talent?  or, Will they look to make cuts the first time the stock price drops?

With investment adviser Edward Jones at #2, and Wegmans Food Markets at #3; rounding out the top 5 is a giant leap for Dreamworks Animation  jumping  from #47 to #5.  To find out what makes these companies so great to work at Check out the full list here.

About allan

Allan Fried is a New York City based Life & Career Coach specializing in working with people who want meaning in their careers. Having been an executive at a major entertainment company, COO at an early state digital media company, and owned his own business, he has powerful insights on what it takes to find and excel at work you love. He has been described by his clients as talented, Zen-like, insightful, and passionate. His client’s success can be attributed to his intuitive talent in guiding clients to uncover and reveal what is truly important to them. Allan has over 20 years experience as an executive and entrepreneur in the entertainment industry. He spent the bulk of his career at BMG as Vice-President International, where he worked on developing the careers of recording artists. In these positions he learned a lot about using one’s unique talents and gifts to pursue success. He has also been heavily involved in his community through involvement with Make-A-Wish Foundation, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, Empire State Pride Agenda, Habitat for Humanity, and several other community initiatives

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