Every year, the Dallas Business Journal lists some of the best small, medium, and large companies, based on nominations from readers and surveys of employees. Employees at these businesses enjoy open, communicative corporate cultures, respect, and care. This annual program, now in its eighth year, is a highly sought-after designation. Hundreds of companies in North Texas compete for the honor each year. The following is a sampling of the winners from 2009.
Best Large Companies in Dallas
1. Allstate Insurance Co.
The Allstate Corporation is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer. Widely known through the "You're In Good Hands With Allstate®" slogan, Allstate is reinventing protection and retirement to help individuals in approximately 17 million households protect what they have today and better prepare for tomorrow.
2. CB Richard Ellis
The Dallas office of CB Richard Ellis has been a dominant player in the commercial real estate market since 1970 and is the largest full-service national brokerage firm in the area, bringing together strong ties and involvement in the local community and the resources of the world’s largest real estate services firm. At CB Richard Ellis, it's all about thinking exponentially.
Frito-Lay, a key business unit within PepsiCo, is a market leader in the snack food industry and are the makers of some of America’s favorite snack foods. Frito-Lay's success is directly related to their employees' constant focus on results, growth, and innovation.
4. Plano Independent School District
Plano ISD is a community of leaders and learners. Plano ISD represents a great opportunity for educators to grow and develop professionally.
5. Sheraton Dallas
Best Medium Companies in Dallas
Administaff, Inc. is the nation's leading professional employer organization (PEO), serving as a full-service human resources department for small and medium-sized businesses throughout the United States. Established in 1986, Administaff has more than 5,800 client companies, 103,000 work site employees and 1,800 corporate employees.
2. Grubb & Ellis Co.
Grubb & Ellis Company is one of the largest and most respected commercial real estate services and investment companies in the world. With over 6,000 professionals in more than 100 company-owned and affiliate offices, Grubb & Ellis Company draws from a unique platform of real estate services, practice groups and investment products to deliver comprehensive, integrated solutions to real estate owners, tenants and investors.
Best Small Companies in Dallas
1. Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau promotes Dallas as the ideal business and pleasure destination to the regional, national and international marketplaces.
2. Looper Reed & McGraw
Looper Reed & McGraw, P.C. is a Texas-based, full-service law firm with more than 90 lawyers in Houston, Dallas and Tyler. Since 1985, they have provided high-quality legal services in a streamlined manner. Their aim? To provide sophisticated and complex legal advice that is reasonably priced, and to provide big-firm results with small-firm efficiency.