Sponsored by Oregon Business

The 2010 List: 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon

| Print |  Email
Articles - March 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010

Our annual ranking of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon turns 17 this year with nearly 20,000 employees participating. Oregon Business research editor Brandon Sawyer and research partner Davis, Hibbitts & Midghall calculated the rankings based on confidential employee surveys and a benefits report completed by each company.

NUMBER ONE:

LARGE COMPANIES Companies with 250 or more employees worldwide
RANK '10 RANK '09 COMPANY CITY
HEADQUARTERS
OREGON SENIOR EXEC / TITLE
EMPLOYEES:
OR / TOTAL
BUSINESS SURVEY SCORE:
EMPLOYEE EMPLOYER
TOTAL SCORE
1 7 Microsoft Corporation Portland
Redmond, Wash.
Chris Preston
ATU Sales Manager
49
91,469
Software sales and services 455.9
82.2
538.11

Microsoft // No. 1 Large Company

Here's one company where you won't hear the usual gripe about needing new laptops. Employees at Microsoft's sales and customer service branch in Portland are using software so cutting edge it hasn't been released yet. That means these 49 tech-savvy employees work from home whenever they want without customers knowing the difference.

"Microsoft cares much more about quality of work, impact you have and value you bring," says Chris Preston, Northwest sales manager. "Where you do that work is not important."

Letting employees work in their PJs shows the faith Microsoft has in its workforce. Employees have autonomy (and accountability) in dealing with clients, who happen to be some of the biggest firms in town. The lofty clientele means employees have "an outsized impact," Preston says. One worker writes, "I get the chance every day to change the world for the better."

Microsoft treats its employees like royalty. Benefits are excellent (employees can call a doctor at any hour for a phone consultation or home visit to avoid the emergency room) and Microsoft pays employees for volunteer work of their choice and matches their charitable donations, up to $12,000 a year each. 

-ADRIANNE JEFFRIES

Click through to the next page for the number two Large Company 2010!

Untitled Document

Want to have the full list?

Click the PayPal button now to start your order!

Buy Now with PayPal

NEW! Also receive the current 2014 list along with your 2010 list.

For only $12 safely purchased with your PayPal account, you will receive:

1. An Excel spreadsheet with the full data from both 2010 AND 2013 for you to sort, manipulate and research with all 100 winners

2. A PDF of the lists in our easy-to-read magazine layout

3. New content not available in other versions, including:
  • Direct link to company job pages (when available)
  • Sector and industry
  • Oregon mailing address
  • Region of Oregon main office
  • Number of years company has appeared in 100 Best list

You will receive the files to your PayPal account's email address immediately after purchase.

The instanteous file delivery system is handled by
e-junkie.com, a respected digital media provider. You can learn more about e-junkie here or what they do here.

Problems? Please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Buy Now with PayPal

Click the PayPal button at right to start your order.

Previews of your purchase:



 

Comments   

 
asdf
0 #1 asdfasdf 2011-04-18 11:19:37
this is a good site!
Quote | Report to administrator
 

More Articles

5 questions about the FLIR FX

The Latest
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
FLIR-FX-IndoorBY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

The Wilsonville-based company is targeting GoPro enthusiasts with its latest release. Is spy gear poised to go mainstream?


Read more...

Epitaph for a Boondoggle

April 2015
Friday, March 27, 2015
BY JOE CORTRIGHT

The CRC is a cautionary tale about how we plan for, finance and invest in transportation infrastructure.


Read more...

Get on the bus!

April 2015
Thursday, March 19, 2015
BY APRIL STREETER

How the private sector can ride the next transit revolution.


Read more...

Photos from the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon awards celebration

The Latest
Friday, February 27, 2015
IMG 9975cneditPHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN

Images from the 2015 celebration of Oregon's great workplaces.


Read more...

Letting Go

April 2015
Friday, March 27, 2015
BY AMY MILSHTEIN

As baby boomers sell their businesses, too many forget the all-important succession plan.


Read more...

100 Best: The Power of the Worker

March 2015
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
BY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR
AND AMY MILSHTEIN | OB CONTRIBUTOR

Technology is empowering people like never before and transforming how employees interact in the workplace. How can companies attract and keep staff engaged in this rapidly changing world?


Read more...

Much ado about data-driven organizations, for good reason

Contributed Blogs
Monday, April 13, 2015
bigdatathumbBY GRANT KIRBY | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

The mega-shift from technology-driven to data-driven organizations raises questions about Oregon’s workforce preparedness.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS