To appear as Most Admired, a company must have scored in the top half of its industry survey. The rest are listed as contenders.
Most Admired
Company City ▾ Overall Score
Whole Foods Market Austin 7.18
Southwest Airlines Dallas 6.08
Texas Instruments Dallas 7.38
Neiman Marcus Dallas 6.54
AT&T Dallas 6.64
Enterprise Products Partners Houston 7.49
Plains All American Pipeline Houston 6.98
Apache Houston 7.09
FMC Technologies Houston 7.75
Schlumberger Houston 7.69
National Oilwell Varco Houston 7.65
Halliburton Houston 7.27
Cameron International Houston 6.98
Sysco Houston 7.56
Fluor Irving 7.25
Exxon Mobil Irving 7.87
Kimberly-Clark Irving 7.03
Dell Round Rock 6.14
Valero Energy San Antonio 5.79
Company City Overall Score
Dean Foods Dallas 4.18
Brinker International Dallas 4.27
Tenet Healthcare Dallas 4.21
AMR Fort Worth 3.37
Weatherford International Geneva 5.46
GameStop Grapevine 4.76
Baker Hughes Houston 6.58
Exterran Holdings Houston 4.72
ConocoPhillips Houston 5.07
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Plano 5.17
Alliance Data Systems Plano 5.32
J.C. Penney Plano 4.97
CC Media Holdings San Antonio 5.03
From the March 19, 2012 issue
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Where are the Most Admired?
Heat Map
The Most Admired companies in America are spread out across the country, but a few states dominate.
Winning streaks
Most Admired Industry Stars
These 20 Most Admired companies have landed among the top in their industries for multiple years.
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The experts chose the top 50. Now it's your turn. 'Like' the company you most admire to vote. The top 5 reader favorites are below.

Company # of 'Likes'
1. Apple 1,188
2. Teradata 651
3. Tupperware Brands 564
4. FedEx 391
5. IBM 304
The Most Admired list is the definitive report card on corporate reputations. Our survey partners at Hay Group start with about 1,400 companies... More