14 CalChamber Member Companies Make Fortune Magazine Best Places to Work List

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This year, 14 California Chamber of Commerce member companies were selected by Fortune magazine as some of the best companies for which to work.

Best Companies

The following member companies made it in the “100 Best Companies to Work For” list:

• Google, ranked No. 1: Google has occupied the top spot in this list for the sixth time in eight years. Its top position is bolstered by the company’s parental-leave benefits, which give up to 12 weeks of fully paid baby-bonding time to new parents, regardless of gender. The media and tech giant also provides $500 in “bonding bucks” to all new parents to use during the first three months of their child’s life.

• Kimley-Horn & Associates, ranked No. 25: A standout benefit at this design consulting firm is its employee recognition program. Employees can nominate peers who are going above and beyond for an immediate $50 reward. Last year, the company approved 4,468 of these peer awards, totaling $245,000 in bonuses.

• The Container Store, ranked No. 27: Retail workers are paid nearly $50,000 a year and a quarter of employees own stock thanks to an employee share program.

• NetApp, Inc., ranked No. 35: Staff at this data-storage firm are allowed to create individualized work plans and extend breaks by borrowing up to 40 hours against future accruals of time off.

• Cooley, ranked No. 42: This international law firm contributes 7.5% of employee pay to eligible employees’ 401(k) accounts and the contribution is fully vested after only two years.

• Whole Foods Market, ranked No. 55: Team members at this grocery store chain get 20% off store purchases and up to 30% if they are enrolled in a healthy lifestyles program, which includes a voluntary biometric screening.

• KPMG LLP, ranked No. 63: This accounting firm grants employees up to $5,000 for referrals. “Alumni,” former employees, also are eligible. Mark R. Hutchins, managing partner at KPMG, is a member of the California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

• Cisco Systems, ranked No. 70: Employees at this company get discounts of up to 35% on installation of solar panels in their homes and 95% of employees work at home an average of two days a week.

• PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, ranked No. 74: This audit and consulting firm promotes camaraderie through a variety of sports events. Nearly 400 players (from interns to partners) participated in a softball tournament in Denver. Raman Chitkara, global technology industry leader at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, is a member of the CalChamber Board.

• General Mills, ranked No. 80: Turnover of full-time employees at this food giant is just 3% annually, and more than half of its workers have been on the job for 10 years, with nearly 3,500 for more than 20 years.

• Bright Horizons, ranked No. 82: This company has grown and expanded drastically since its first onsite child care center in 1986—it currently operates 662 centers, employing 17,000 caregivers.

• Nordstrom, ranked No. 93: The retailer empowers its sale staff. One employee told Fortune, “I’ve worked in retail for more than 10 years and have never found a place that gives me as much freedom as I have at Nordstrom.”

• Deloitte, ranked No. 97: Philanthropy is a motivational driver of culture at the nation’s biggest professional service firm. One day each June, nearly the entire U.S. operation takes the day off to volunteer. Julie C. Quinn, managing director of the Sacramento office of Deloitte, is a member of the CalChamber Board.

• Accenture, ranked No. 98: A “smart work” program allows employees who normally travel to client sites to work from home or at their local Accenture office for one or more weeks per month, with manager approval.

Complete List

For the complete list, including data about hiring, perks, paid time off and compensation tables, visit fortune.com/bestcompanies.

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