Best Places to Work 2009

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Which Select Employers Made the 2009 List

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Why They're the Best

NO. 1: General Mills Inc.

Onsite fitness center and auto service station

NO. 2: Genentech Inc.

Employees learn mindfulness and meditation

NO. 3: San Diego Gas & Electric Co.

A generous noncontributory retirement plan

NO. 4: University of Pennsylvania

Hundreds of campus activities year-round

NO. 5: Monsanto Co.

Part-time telecommuting and flex schedules

Employer Scorecard

Find out which of the top 100 offer the best benefits, training and more.

Employee Scorecard

Find out what matters most to IT workers at the top 100 organizations.

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How We Chose the Best Places

We collected workplace data from the employers, plus satisfaction ratings from more than 27,000 IT workers to rank the top 100 organizations.

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