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