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 ▾ Overall Score
Walt Disney Burbank 8.14
Unified Grocers Commerce 6.31
Apple Cupertino 8.42
Synnex Fremont 6.21
Broadcom Irvine 6.83
Occidental Petroleum Los Angeles 7.54
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Los Angeles 6.10
Robert Half International Menlo Park 7.38
Intuit Mountain View 6.76
Symantec Mountain View 6.61
Google Mountain View 7.74
Hewlett-Packard Palo Alto 5.81
Jacobs Engineering Group Pasadena 6.99
Ross Stores Pleasanton 5.43
Oracle Redwood City 6.58
Qualcomm San Diego 7.71
Visa San Francisco 7.46
Wells Fargo San Francisco 6.48
Charles Schwab San Francisco 6.85
McKesson San Francisco 6.46
Adobe Systems San Jose 6.69
eBay San Jose 6.43
Cisco Systems San Jose 7.19
Franklin Resources San Mateo 6.20
Autodesk San Rafael 6.42
Chevron San Ramon 7.93
Ingram Micro Santa Ana 6.57
Intel Santa Clara 7.80
Applied Materials Santa Clara 6.60
Seagate Technology Scotts Valley 5.73
Juniper Networks Sunnyvale 6.50
Company City Overall Score
Live Nation Entertainment Beverly Hills 5.45
Guess Los Angeles 5.72
CBRE Group Los Angeles 6.00
Netflix Los Gatos 5.37
Clorox Oakland 6.38
Safeway Pleasanton 6.15
Electronic Arts Redwood City 5.74
Edison International Rosemead 5.34
Jack in the Box San Diego 4.18
CareFusion San Diego 5.46
Levi Strauss San Francisco 6.01
PG&E Corp. San Francisco 5.03
Gap San Francisco 5.27
Sanmina-SCI San Jose 3.92
CoreLogic Santa Ana 4.73
Activision Blizzard Santa Monica 6.03
Core-Mark Holding South San Francisco 5.48
Yahoo Sunnyvale 4.00
Advanced Micro Devices Sunnyvale 4.18
Amgen Thousand Oaks 5.93
Health Net Woodland Hills 4.51
From the March 19, 2012 issue
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Where are the Most Admired?
Heat Map
The Most Admired companies in America are spread out across the country, but a few states dominate.
Winning streaks
Most Admired Industry Stars
These 20 Most Admired companies have landed among the top in their industries for multiple years.
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The experts chose the top 50. Now it's your turn. 'Like' the company you most admire to vote. The top 5 reader favorites are below.

Company # of 'Likes'
1. Apple 1,188
2. Teradata 651
3. Tupperware Brands 564
4. FedEx 391
5. IBM 304
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