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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 Industry rank
Walt Disney Burbank 1
Unified Grocers Commerce 4
Apple Cupertino 2
DaVita El Segundo 2
CB Richard Ellis Group Los Angeles 5
KB Home Los Angeles 1
Northrop Grumman Los Angeles 8
Occidental Petroleum Los Angeles 1
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Los Angeles 3
Robert Half International Menlo Park 1
Google Mountain View 1
Intuit Mountain View 1
Hewlett-Packard Palo Alto 3
Jacobs Engineering Group Pasadena 1
Safeway Pleasanton 2
Electronic Arts Redwood City 3
Qualcomm San Diego 2
SAIC San Diego 4
Sempra Energy San Diego 2
Charles Schwab San Francisco 4
Levi Strauss San Francisco 5
McKesson San Francisco 2
Visa San Francisco 1
Wells Fargo San Francisco 4
Adobe Systems San Jose 2
Cisco Systems San Jose 1
eBay San Jose 3
Autodesk San Rafael 4
Chevron San Ramon 2
Ingram Micro Santa Ana 2
Applied Materials Santa Clara 3
Intel Santa Clara 1
Nvidia Santa Clara 4
Sun Microsystems Santa Clara 5
Seagate Technology Scotts Valley 3
Juniper Networks Sunnyvale 4
NetApp Sunnyvale 2
Amgen Thousand Oaks 6
Contenders
Company City Industry rank
Live Nation Beverly Hills 10
Ryland Group Calabasas 7
Symantec Cupertino 8
Synnex Fremont 7
Quiksilver Huntington Beach 8
Standard Pacific Irvine 10
Western Digital Lake Forest 4
Clorox Oakland 7
Oracle Redwood City 6
Edison International Rosemead 10
McClatchy Sacramento 7
Jack in the Box San Diego 8
Gap San Francisco 7
PG&E Corp. San Francisco 9
Core-Mark Holding South San Francisco 5
Advanced Micro Devices Sunnyvale 8
Yahoo! Sunnyvale 7
Health Net Woodland Hills 10
From the March 16, 2009 issue
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