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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
Southwest Airlines Dallas 4
AT&T Dallas 2
Centex Dallas 5
Texas Instruments Dallas 2
Cameron International Houston 5
Continental Airlines Houston 2
FMC Technologies Houston 1
Halliburton Houston 3
National Oilwell Varco Houston 4
Schlumberger Houston 2
Sysco Houston 1
Exxon Mobil Irving 1
Fluor Irving 3
J.C. Penney Plano 5
Dell Round Rock 5
Anadarko Petroleum The Woodlands 6
US Oncology Holdings The Woodlands 2
Company City Industry rank
Affiliated Computer Services Dallas 8
Alliance Data Systems Dallas 11
Brinker International Dallas 6
Dean Foods Dallas 12
Tenet Healthcare Dallas 10
AMR Fort Worth 11
D.R. Horton Fort Worth 8
GameStop Grapevine 9
Baker Hughes Houston 9
BJ Services Houston 11
ConocoPhillips Houston 10
Enterprise GP Holdings Houston 11
Plains All American Pipeline Houston 10
Smith International Houston 8
Weatherford International Houston 7
Kimberly-Clark Irving 7
Pilgrim's Pride Pittsburg 10
CC Media Holdings San Antonio 11
Valero Energy San Antonio 12
From the March 22, 2010 issue
Top 50 Headquarters
Show: Top 50 | All Most Admired: The Americas | Europe | Asia/Australia
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Company Industry rank
Apple 1
Google 1
Nike 1
Company Industry rank
Goldman Sachs Group 1
Apple 1
Company Industry rank
Exxon Mobil 1
Google 1
Intel 1
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