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Industry champions
Company Industry
Nestlé Consumer Food Products
BMW Motor Vehicles
McDonald's Food Services
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Most admired for people management
Company Industry rank
Medco Health Solutions 1
BMW 1
Walt Disney 1
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Most admired for innovation
Company Industry rank
Apple 1
Nike 1
Medco Health Solutions 1
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How we pick them
The Most Admired list is the definitive report card on corporate reputations. Our survey partners at Hay Group started with the FORTUNE 1,000... More

America's Most Admired Companies 

States
Most Admired*
Hilton Hotels Beverly Hills 5
Walt Disney Burbank 1
Apple Cupertino 1
Symantec Cupertino 4
DaVita El Segundo 3
DirecTV Group El Segundo 5
Quiksilver Huntington Beach 5
Broadcom Irvine 5
Western Digital Lake Forest 4
KB Home Los Angeles 1
Occidental Petroleum Los Angeles 2
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Los Angeles 3
Robert Half International Menlo Park 1
Google Mountain View 2
Intuit Mountain View 1
Hewlett-Packard Palo Alto 3
Jacobs Engineering Group Pasadena 2
Safeway Pleasanton 3
Sempra Energy San Diego 2
SAIC San Diego 4
Qualcomm San Diego 5
McKesson San Francisco 2
Charles Schwab San Francisco 4
Wells Fargo San Francisco 3
Gap San Francisco 6
Cisco Systems San Jose 1
Adobe Systems San Jose 2
Chevron San Ramon 2
Ingram Micro Santa Ana 3
First American Santa Ana 4
Sun Microsystems Santa Clara 5
Intel Santa Clara 2
Nvidia Santa Clara 3
Applied Materials Santa Clara 4
Seagate Technology** Scotts Valley 3
Genentech** South San Francisco 1
Network Appliance Sunnyvale 2
Juniper Networks Sunnyvale 3
Health Net Woodland Hills 5
Contenders
Live Nation Beverly Hills 10
Countrywide Financial Calabasas 10
Unified Western Grocers Commerce 6
Computer Sciences El Segundo 6
Synnex Fremont 9
Northrop Grumman Los Angeles 8
SanDisk Milpitas 6
VeriSign Mountain View 7
Clorox Oakland 8
IndyMac Bancorp Pasadena 6
Oracle Redwood City 8
Electronic Arts Redwood City 7
Edison International Rosemead 9
McClatchy Sacramento 9
Jack in the Box San Diego 7
Levi Strauss San Francisco 6
URS San Francisco 8
PG&E Corp. San Francisco 8
ABM Industries San Francisco 7
Sanmina-SCI San Jose 8
eBay San Jose 5
Con-way San Mateo 4
Franklin Resources San Mateo 6
Autodesk San Rafael 6
Agilent Technologies Santa Clara 7
Core-Mark Holding South San Francisco 5
Yahoo Sunnyvale 6
Advanced Micro Devices Sunnyvale 9
Palm Sunnyvale 11
Amgen Thousand Oaks 6
ViewSonic Walnut 7
Longs Drug Stores Walnut Creek 11
Granite Construction Watsonville 7
From the March 17, 2008 issue
* To appear as Most Admired, a company must have scored in the top half of its industry survey.
Most Admired Companies HQs
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Best Places to Live in California
  Population
Claremont 35,900
Clayton 11,400
Coronado 25,900
El Dorado Hills 22,200
Grand Terrace 13,200
Granite Bay 24,800
La Mirada 48,600
La Palma 16,100
Moorpark 33,700
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