Thursday, January 19, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY — Fortune Magazine recently released their annual list of 100 Best Companies To Work For and four Oklahoma companies are ranked as the nation’s best.
Chesapeake Energy, ranked 18th, Devon Energy, ranked 28th, American Fidelity Assurance, ranked 47th and QuikTrip, ranked 66th all made this prestigious annual list.
The company ranked number one was Google, which recently opened a data center in Pryor, Oklahoma (Click here to watch the video “Google is A-OK with Oklahoma” on CNNMoney.com).
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, who is hosting Oklahoma companies on the “100 Best” list at a luncheon at the Governor’s Mansion next month, said the companies showcase the state at its very best.
“Innovation, a quality work force and a great quality of life are things that go hand in hand with Oklahoma, and they are certainly readily apparent at each of these companies,” Fallin said. “Congratulations to their management and employees for helping to build some of the greatest work environments in the country.”
Secretary of Commerce Dave Lopez said this year’s rankings indicate that Oklahoma is a great place to do business.
“We’re so very proud of these great Oklahoma companies for being recognized by Fortune Magazine,” said Lopez. “These companies are a representation of the thousands of businesses that call Oklahoma home and they show that Oklahoma is a great place to live and work.”
For the past 14 years, Fortune Magazine has partnered with the Great Place To Work Institute, a global research, consulting and training firm, to conduct surveys for the list.
For this year’s list, more than 246,000 employees from 280 firms were surveyed. Two-thirds of a company’s score is based on a trust index survey that analyzes management’s credibility, job satisfaction and camaraderie. The other third is based on results from a culture audit that looks at benefit programs, hiring practices, internal communication, training, recognition programs and diversity efforts.
To be eligible, a company must be at least five years old and have more than 1,000 U.S. employees. Click here to see the complete list.