The Best Places to Work Are in New York, or So We'll Argue

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Fortune magazine has come out with its "100 Best Companies to Work For" list (compiled yearly by the Great Place to Work Institute in San Francisco, surely a great place to work but probably ineligible for consideration). Unsurprisingly, Google debuts as the top dog. With all the recent chatter about the search giant's new Manhattan office and its Cafeteria of Wonders, one would almost be forgiven for thinking of the G-Double-O-Gizzle as a hometown operation; alas, it's still headquartered in Silicon Valley. Worry not, though — there's a bona fide (quasi-)local in the top ten. Fortune's No. 3 best place to work is Rochester-based Wegmans Food Markets, which is famous for doing the supermarket thing with a shocking twist: good service. Extending a similarly classy approach to its inner workings, the privately held company flies all new full-time employees to Rochester to meet with the Mr. Wegman. Plus, three additional members of the top ten aren't New York–based but — like Google — list the Big Apple as one of their top markets: Container Store (No. 4), Whole Foods (No. 5), and Boston Consulting Group (No. 8). So we might not have one of the top-ten best companies within the five boroughs, but, hey, if you need a consultation on what kind of box to put your heirloom tomatoes in, you know where to go.

Top 10 Best Companies to Work For [CNNMoney]