You can’t actually find the news through a Google search just yet, but it’s official: For the second year in a row, Google is No 1. on Fortune magazine and the Great Place to Work Institute’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For.
How’d Google manage to snag the top spot for another year?
“Everything they’re doing this year is better than what they were doing last year, which was already great,” says Leslie Caccamese, communications director at the Great Place to Work Institute.
Software company SAS, a perennial favorite, took the No. 2 spot on the list, which was available only on Fortune’s iPad app Wednesday in advance of Thursday’s formal announcement on Fortune.com. CHG Healthcare, Boston Consulting Group, and supermarket chain Wegmans rounded out the top five.
“If you look at the top 10, they are all trendsetters doing the right thing for their employees,” says Pamela Meek, senior director for external communications at SAS. “For us, it means that we’re still succeeding at creating an environment of trust and mutual respect. That’s something worthy of celebrating.”