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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 1
Symantec Cupertino 4
DaVita El Segundo 1
Broadcom Irvine 5
Western Digital Lake Forest 8
KB Home Los Angeles 3
Northrop Grumman Los Angeles 7
Occidental Petroleum Los Angeles 1
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Los Angeles 3
Robert Half International Menlo Park 1
Google Mountain View 1
Intuit Mountain View 3
Hewlett-Packard Palo Alto 2
Jacobs Engineering Group Pasadena 2
Safeway Pleasanton 5
Oracle Redwood City 2
Jack in the Box San Diego 5
Qualcomm San Diego 2
Sempra Energy San Diego 5
Wells Fargo San Francisco 5
Levi Strauss San Francisco 8
McKesson San Francisco 1
Visa San Francisco 1
Cisco Systems San Jose 1
Adobe Systems San Jose 1
Con-way San Mateo 6
Chevron San Ramon 3
Ingram Micro Santa Ana 2
Intel Santa Clara 1
Applied Materials Santa Clara 4
Seagate Technology Scotts Valley 7
Juniper Networks Sunnyvale 6
Yahoo! Sunnyvale 4
Amgen Thousand Oaks 7
Company City Industry rank
Live Nation Beverly Hills 10
Ryland Group Calabasas 7
Pacer International Concord 12
Synnex Fremont 7
Quiksilver Huntington Beach 15
Guess Los Angeles 11
Clorox Oakland 10
Electronic Arts Redwood City 9
Edison International Rosemead 9
Gap San Francisco 7
PG&E San Francisco 7
eBay San Jose 5
Sanmina-SCI San Jose 14
Autodesk San Rafael 6
Agilent Technologies Santa Clara 9
Core-Mark Holding South San Francisco 5
Advanced Micro Devices Sunnyvale 15
Health Net Woodland Hills 10
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