Birmingham company makes Fortune’s ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ list

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Fortune’s 2018 100 “Best Companies to Work For” list includes one Yellowhammer State company — Baker Donelson headquartered in Birmingham, Ala.

100best-featured-logo-fbNow in its 20th year, the prestigious list recognizes companies with exceptional workplace cultures.

Fortune surveyed millions of employees measuring six components — values, innovation, financial growth, leadership effectiveness, maximizing human potential, and trust — to curate the annual list.

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“A great workplace “is one where employees trust the people they work with, have pride in the work they do, and enjoy the people they work with,” Great Place to Work CEO Michael Bush and vice president Sarah Lewis-Kulin wrote in Fortune

As one of the 60 largest law firms in the U.S., Baker Donelson employs 1,484 U.S. employees across 22 offices. In naming Baker Donelson to the list, Fortune highlighted employees’ trust in the firm’s management and the transparency of the firm’s leadership.

The firm has made the list for nine consecutive years, ranking the highest at no. 30 in 2015.

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“Our Firm’s strategy is built on the belief that having the best people is essential to delivering the best client service,” Baker Donelson Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ben C. Adams said. “We’re very proud that for nine years Fortune has recognized Baker Donelson’s culture of transparency, inclusiveness and respect for the contributions that every member of the Firm makes in serving our clients.”

Here are the top 10 companies on the list:

  1. Salesforce (San Francisco): Information technology
  2. Wegmans Food Markets (Rochester, N.Y.): Retail
  3. Ultimate Software (Weston, Fla.): Information technology
  4. The Boston Consulting Group (Boston): Professional services
  5. Edward Jones (St. Louis, Mo.): Financial services and insurance
  6. Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants (San Francisco): Hospitality
  7. Workday (Pleasanton, Calif.): Information technology
  8. Genentech (San Francisco, Calif.): Biotechnology and pharmaceutical
  9. Hyatt Hotels (Chicago): Hospitality
  10. Kimley-Horn (Raleigh, N.C.): Professional services