iBraryGuy’s Best of the Best 09: Best Companies

Another year is quickly drawing to a close.  It is that time of the year during which all those “Best of” lists begin popping up.  From books to music to movies and even moments, everyone has an opinion on what were the best of 2009.  We at iBraryGuy are no different.  However, with so many available “best of”  lists out there, we decided to decline the chance to reinvent the wheel and publish our own lists on specific topics.  Instead, we thought we would help our readers find some of the best of the “best ofs”.  Between now and the end of the year, we will be sharing them with you.

Best of the Best of 2009:  Companies

Best Companies lists are another annual favorite and they too come in many, many flavors.  From the “greenest” to the most socially responsible to those that have the happiest employees . . . there is no one way to rank the big companies.  Whether focused on a particular industry or geographically-restricted, the iBraryGuy editors tend to find them all fascinating!  Here are some of our favorite Best Companies lists for 2009, in no particular order:

  • ReadWriteWeb’s Best BigCo of 2009:  It should surprise no one that one of our favorite web news outlets provides one of our most favorite Best Companies lists.  RWW’s list is dedicated to internet companies that have made an impact over the last 12 months.  This is their sixth year offering the Best BigCo list and, in our humble opinion, they are again spot on!  You can find it here.
  • Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For:  The release of Fortune Magazine’s Best Companies to Work For is almost like an event each year.  People eagerly wait to see where the jobs are most plentiful, the best perks are, and the employees are happiest.  Fortune really looks at the various angles in putting its list together.  You can find their top 100 here.  
  • Business Week’s Global Champions: Last but not least is the Global Champions list created by Business Week and the consultants at A.T. Kearney is based on sales growth and value creation.  An impressive list indeed, it consists of those companies that managed to flourish during what was a challenging last 12 months!  You can read about the survivors here.

Whether you are interested in seeing which companies weathered the recession best or are hoping for some greener pastures in which to anchor your plow, these lists above should prove very enlightening!

Manager, Researcher, Librarian

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