Fortune is out with its annual ranking of top workplaces. We know this, because companies that land on it are letting us know. Here's a link to the complete list and a sampling of some of the DFW-area employers on it:
Edward Jones, No. 5, up from No. 11. Fortune: "With some 11,000 offices across the country, the investment firm escaped the recession with nary a layoff. Says managing partner Jim Weddle: 'It's a great time not to be a bank - or to be owned by one'."
Chesapeake Energy, No. 18, up from No. 32. Fortune, referring to the company's Oklahoma City HQ: "A sleek new 63,000-square-foot child-care center that's big enough for 300 children is the largest such facility in the state -- and the latest addition to the natural-gas producer's perk-filled headquarters."
The Container Store, No. 22, down from No. 21. Fortune: "Employees here heap praise on management for avoiding layoffs during the recession and for an attentiveness to well-being that includes handing out cold water at distribution centers during the summer months."
Devon Energy, No. 28, up from No. 41: Fortune, referring to the company's new Oklahoma City HQ: "In March the company will move into a new 50-story tower, the tallest building in the state. When planning the new building, management incorporated employee requests, including a coffee shop and a dry cleaner."
Whole Foods Market, No. 32, down from No. 24. Fortune: "Occupy protesters might look kindly at the nation's biggest natural-foods grocer, since it caps salaries of executives at 19 times the average full-time salary. Co-founder John Mackey's 2006 pay reduction to $1 a year is still in effect."