The 25 Best Companies in America Essay

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Everest University
Marketing Management

The 25 Best Companies in America

#1 Cummins (NYSE: CMI)
Market Cap $21.81 billion
Investor -- 8.5
Customer -- 9.6
Employee -- 8.3
World -- 10

Cummins is a leader in the design and manufacture of world-class, high-performance engines for trucks, buses, light-duty vehicles, and heavy equipment. It also produces power generation equipment like diesel generators, emissions solutions, and fuel systems.Cummins' products are renowned for their fuel efficiency and reliability. Consistently high quality and customer satisfaction enable it to earn superior returns on capital.Employees laud the company's integrity, work-life balance, and culture of development. Cummins has aggressively cut its own greenhouse gas emissions and invests significantly in education and philanthropy efforts across the globe. As more countries adopt progressively stricter efficiency and emissions standards, Cummins' technological edge should prove an enduring advantage.

#2 Teradata (NYSE: TDC)
Market Cap $9.83 billion
Investor -- 9.3
Customer -- 6.8
Employee -- 8.9
World – 8

Teradata is one of the world's most-respected names when it comes to handling, synthesizing, and analyzing information. Combining traditional data warehousing with advanced tools for analysis has kicked up growth and returns on capital in recent years.Employees laud Teradata's friendly and helpful teammates, excellent work-life balance, and professional growth opportunities. The company has implemented a variety of energy-saving techniques that have allowed it to dramatically reduce its energy and emissions intensity.

#3 Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE: CL)
Market Cap $53.6 billion
Investor -- 8.9
Customer -- 7.4
Employee -- 9.1
World -- 7

A full quarter of Colgate-Palmolive's approximately 40,000 employees have been with the company for more than 20 years. That remarkable loyalty is a product of the company's values – caring, global teamwork, and continuous improvement – as well as its commitment to generous benefits and a healthy work-life balance. In 2010, the company donated $18 million in cash and $21 million in in-kind donations to support various communities around the world.Colgate also generates incredible returns on capital. It has paid uninterrupted dividends since 1895, and has hiked its dividend for 49 straight years.
#4 Google (Nasdaq: GOOG)
Market Cap $264.6 billion
Investor -- 8.5
Customer -- 6
Employee -- 9.5
World -- 9

Google's mission is to organize the world's information, and make it universally accessible and useful. It offers the most popular search (Google), email (Gmail), mobile operating system (Android), and video website (YouTube) in the world. Key to achieving its ambitious mission is unleashing its employees' passion. Aside from the generous perks the company is well-known for, Google strives to create a "family" work atmosphere that emphasizes freedom and transparency. It's the most-desired employer in the world, according to LinkedIn data.
Google holds up remarkably well to its corporate motto: "Don't be evil" (tax avoidance aside). Its panoply of services brings perhaps more information to more people than at any time in history. In the most recent year, Google provided more than $100 million in grants to nonprofits and educational causes around the world.

#5 Skyworks (Nasdaq: SWKS)
Market Cap $3.9 billion
Investor -- 7.1
Customer -- 8.9
Employee -- 8.5
World – 7
Skyworks Solutions' chips, which are used in mobile devices, cars, medical devices, and military supplies, refine and amplify messy real-world data like radio waves before passing along a cleaner, stronger signal.Skyworks sets itself apart with a laser-like focus on product quality and a unique control over bleeding-edge manufacturing processes. Employees like its innovative environment, supportive co-workers, and benefits. In recent years, Skyworks has dramatically cut its water use