Best companies to work for in the 500

See the companies that made both the Fortune 500 and Best Companies to Work For lists this year.

Google
Google
2012 Fortune 500 rank: 73
2012 Best Companies rank: 1
No. of U.S. employees: 18,500
Most common job title and/or function: N.A.
Avg. annual compensation for that job: N.A.
Everything was up at Google last year -- revenue, profits, share price, paid search clicks, hiring -- and so, too, was employee love; the search giant climbed three slots in our ranking to reclaim the top spot. The reason? Employees rave about their mission, the culture, and the famous perks of the Plex: bocce courts, a bowling alley, eyebrow shaping (for a fee) in the New York office. Then there's the food: some 25 cafés companywide, all gratis. Wrote one Googler: "Employees are never more than 150 feet away from a well-stocked pantry."


- Last updated May 14 2012: 9:18 AM ET