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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
Cheesecake Factory Calabasas Hills 5
Apple Cupertino 1
Broadcom Irvine 4
Northrop Grumman Los Angeles 7
KB Home Los Angeles 1
Occidental Petroleum Los Angeles 1
CB Richard Ellis Group Los Angeles 3
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Los Angeles 5
Netflix Los Gatos 3
Robert Half International Menlo Park 2
Intuit Mountain View 4
Google Mountain View 1
Hewlett-Packard Palo Alto 3
Jacobs Engineering Group Pasadena 3
Safeway Pleasanton 5
Oracle Redwood City 2
Qualcomm San Diego 1
Visa San Francisco 2
Wells Fargo San Francisco 5
Charles Schwab San Francisco 1
Gap San Francisco 3
McKesson San Francisco 1
Adobe Systems San Jose 1
eBay San Jose 5
Cisco Systems San Jose 2
Franklin Resources San Mateo 3
Autodesk San Rafael 5
Chevron San Ramon 4
Ingram Micro Santa Ana 4
Intel Santa Clara 1
Applied Materials Santa Clara 3
Seagate Technology Scotts Valley 7
Juniper Networks Sunnyvale 3
Amgen Thousand Oaks 5
Company City Industry rank
Live Nation Entertainment Beverly Hills 10
Pacer International Concord 11
Synnex Fremont 6
Guess? Los Angeles 13
Symantec Mountain View 7
Clorox Oakland 9
Ross Stores Pleasanton 6
Electronic Arts Redwood City 10
Edison International Rosemead 8
Jack in the Box San Diego 9
Levi Strauss San Francisco 9
PG&E Corp. San Francisco 6
Sanmina-SCI San Jose 14
Agilent Technologies Santa Clara 8
Activision Blizzard Santa Monica 9
Yahoo Sunnyvale 7
Advanced Micro Devices Sunnyvale 9
Health Net Woodland Hills 7
From the March 21, 2011 issue
Top 50 Headquarters
Show: Top 50 | All Most Admired: The Americas | Europe | Asia/Australia
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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