Editor's Choice Rankings


For our Editor’s Choice, we tried to look for rankings that were unique in some way, either through their methodology or the ranking itself. These included traditional rankings that included untraditional measures, like a diversity ranking that included more than just representation. These also included rankings that measured the untraditional, like a ranking that focused solely on working within the government.

Editor's Choice Winners 2018: Companies

Logo’s Top 25 Trailblazing Companies

Most diversity rankings are numbers based, but this ranking goes beyond the traditional representation statistics. All honorees have earned 100% from Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. Logo seeks to honor companies that not only provide a supportive and inclusive workplace for members of the LGBTQ community, but also companies that are outwardly supportive be it through CSR initiatives or representation among the top tiers of the company as well as the rank and file.

Best Places to Work in Government

Working for the federal government is a world in and of itself and this ranking realizes that. Using data provided by an annually distributed employee survey that is standardized, this ranking is able to compare federal jobs in a number of categories from pay and advancement to work-life balance and support for diversity. The rankings are comprehensive and methodology and additional analysis is provided making it one of the more transparent rankings on our list.

Forbes Most Innovative Growth Companies / Forbes World’s Most Innovative Companies

With these ranking, Forbes tries to predict the next big names. Looking at a specific range of revenue earners, this ranking seeks to highlight the most innovative public companies and does so through its’ proprietary innovation premium, which seeks to balance traditional growth metric with a human element based on investor opinions and other metrics. This ranking is unique in valuing potential and innovation over a purely revenue based approach.

Vault Best Banking Firms for Diversity / Vault Best Accounting Firms for Diversity

With Vault’s industry-specific diversity ratings, you can really take a look at which companies are committed to a supportive and inclusive workplace, both in terms of representation, but also in inclusive policies and opportunities for advancement. There is both an overall diversity ranking, but also community-specific rankings, such as diversity for women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, disabled individuals, and military veterans. This ability to look at rankings by specific community is useful for those of us that check off more than one box and for those that occupy non-traditional markers of diversity such as military veterans.