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01/19/2012

Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For

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."

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