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0313 100BestData 01BY BRANDON SAWYER

The 100 Best Companies project turns 20 this year, so we’re looking back to see what’s changed for great places to work in Oregon. The first “Best Workplaces” feature in 1994 listed 10 companies selected by the editorial team, but the next year 100 companies were chosen more rigorously with a lengthy employer questionnaire and interviews of employees from top companies. The process we use today, involving employee and employer surveys, was introduced in 2005.

Our employee survey measures both satisfaction — which accounts for 83% of companies’ 100 Best scores — and the importance employees place on
a comprehensive set of workplace qualities.

What makes employees happy?

Many similar aspects populate the top five but in different order. Employees were quite pleased with their online work tools in 2005. Today workers are happiest with workplace fairness.

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