SAS heads Fortune’s annual list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For”, in recognition of its success in creating a great workplace for employees. Boston Consulting Group, Wegmans Food Markets and Google follow up in second, third and fourth place, respectively. A total of 311 companies participated in this year’s survey.
To select 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.
Two-thirds of a company’s score is based on the results of the Institute’s Trust Index survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. The other third of the scoring is based on the company’s responses to the Institute’s Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs, and a series of open-ended questions about hiring, communication, recognition, training programs and diversity efforts.
The full list and related stories are available here and appear in the Feb. 7 issue of Fortune.