Forbes Asia's Fab 50 Companies

Forbes Asia's Fab 50 Companies

What It Is: This annual list honors the best big publicly traded companies throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Why It Matters To You: This list looks at the corporate stars among Asia-Pacific's biggest listed companies. Easily sortable by industry and country.

Considerations: This ranking considers publicly traded companies that have at least $1.8 million in annual revenue, with companies that have a high debt ratio or that have more than 50% state-ownership not considered.

Created By: Forbes

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Forbes World's Most Innovative Companies

Forbes World's Most Innovative Companies

What It Is: This is an annual list consists of firms that investors feel are most likely to come up with the next big innovation. 

Why It Matters To You: This ranking demonstrates how new players come in to shake up industries, innovate, and garner the attention of investors. Easily sortable by industry and region.

Considerations:  Companies are ranked by their innovation premium: the difference between their market capitalization and the net present value of cash flows from existing businesses. To be included on the list, firms need seven years of financial data and $10 billion in market cap. 

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Fortune 100 Best Companies To Work For

Fortune 100 Best Companies To Work For

What It Is: Annual survey of companies nationwide, including the flagship survey, “100 Best Companies To Work For.” There are also surveys on diversity, pay, job growth, and more.

Why It Matters To You: Although many of you will have your first lawyer position as an attorney in a law firm, some of you will be headed off into companies. Many of the companies on these surveys are large enough to have in-house law departments, but they may also hire lawyers in other capacities (such as regulatory compliance, finance, human resources, and other law-related work) and even non-legal work.

Considerations: These surveys focus on the overall company experience, rather than in-house legal departments or other legal and law-related positions.

Created By: CNN/Money Fortune

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Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Best Places to Work

Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Best Places to Work

What It Is: This is a ranking on the best places to work based on anonymous feedback from employees.

Why It Matters To You: See which companies have the most satisfied employees based on their reviews both overall and of key workplace attributes. Rankings are divided between large companies and small/medium companies.

Considerations: The ranking is based on the input of employees who voluntarily provide anonymous feedback, by completing a company review about their job, work environment, and employer over the past year.

Created By: Glassdoor
 

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Human Rights Campaign Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality

Human Rights Campaign Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality

What It Is: This is a list of all the companies and law firms that earned 100% on HRC's Corporate Equality Index (CEI) sorted by industry.

Why It Matters To You: The CEI rates companies and top law firms on detailed criteria falling under five broad categories non-discrimination policies, employment benefits, demonstrated organizational competency and accountability around LGBTQ diversity and inclusion, public commitment to LGBTQ equality, responsible citizenship. Both publicly available and self-reported data is evaluated.

Considerations: Participation in the index is voluntary. Companies and law firms evaluated are gathered through Fortune magazine's 1000 largest publicly traded businesses and American Lawyer magazine's top 200 revenue-grossing law firms. In addition, any private-sector for-profit employer with 500 or more full-time employees can request to participate.

Created By: Human Rights Campaign

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Vault Accounting 50

Vault Accounting 50

What It Is: This overall ranking is based on insider information from verified employees in the accounting industry. 

Why It Matters To You: This ranking is compiled using a weighted formula that reflects the issues acconting professionals care most about, combining quality of life rankings with overall prestige.

Considerations: The weighted formula consists of 40 percent prestige, 20 percent firm culture, 10 percent work/life balance, 10 percent compensation, 10 percent overall job satisfaction, 5 percent business outlook and 5 percent formal training.

Created By: Vault
 

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Vault Banking 50

Vault Banking 50

What It Is: This overall ranking is based on insider information from verified employees in the banking industry. 

Why It Matters To You: This ranking is compiled using a weighted formula that reflects the issues banking professionals care most about, combining quality of life rankings with overall prestige.

Considerations: The weighted formula consists of 40 percent prestige, 20 percent firm culture, 10 percent work/life balance, 10 percent compensation, 10 percent overall job satisfaction, 5 percent business outlook and 5 percent formal training.

Created By: Vault
 

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Vault Best Accounting Firms for Diversity

Vault Best Accounting Firms for Diversity

What It Is: This diversity ranking is based on insider information from verified employees in the accounting industry.

Why It Matters To You: Look at which firms have high rankings for diversity based on the opinions of those who work for them. Easily sortable by type of diversity.

Considerations: Insiders were asked to rate their firm's commitment to diversity with respect to women, minorities, and LGBT individuals. Earlier rankings included categories for individuals with disabilities and military veterans. Overall rankings equally weigh each category. Firms with too few responses were not included in the ranking.

Created By: Vault
 

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Vault Best Accounting Firms to Work For

Vault Best Accounting Firms to Work For

What It Is: This ranking is based on insider information from verified employees in the accounting industry and helps to build a picture of the firms consultants find the most amenable to a fulfilling, satisfying work experience.

Why It Matters To You: Prestige isn't everything. See which firms fare best on individual rankings of key employment factors, ranging from benefits and compensation to culture and work/life balance.

Considerations: Survey respondents were asked to rate their own firms in various "quality of life" areas. It is important to note that firm rankings are based on the average rating assigned by their own consultants.

Created By: Vault
 

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Vault Best Banking Firms for Diversity

Vault Best Banking Firms for Diversity

What It Is: This diversity ranking is based on insider information from verified employees in the banking industry.

Why It Matters To You: Look at which firms have high rankings for diversity based on the opinions of those who work for them. Easily sortable by diversity for minorities, women, and LGBT individuals.

Considerations: Insiders were asked to rate their firm's commitment to diversity with respect to women, minorities, and LGBT individuals. The overall ranking weighs the three categories equally. Firms with too few responses were not included in the ranking.

Created By: Vault

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Vault Best Banking Firms to Work For

Vault Best Banking Firms to Work For

What It Is: This ranking is based on insider information from verified employees in the banking industry and helps to build a picture of the firms consultants find the most amenable to a fulfilling, satisfying work experience.

Why It Matters To You: Prestige isn't everything. See which firms fare best on individual rankings of key employment factors, ranging from benefits and compensation to culture and work/life balance.

Considerations: Survey respondents were asked to rate their own firms in various "quality of life" areas. It is important to note that firm rankings are based on the average rating assigned by their own consultants.

Created By: Vault

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Vault Best Consulting Firms in Each Practice Area

Vault Best Consulting Firms in Each Practice Area

What It Is: This ranking is a list of the top consulting firms in each practice area including defense, economic, energy, financial, health care, human resources, IT operations, IT strategy, management, operations, public sector, retail, and strategy.

Why It Matters To You: Consultants across the nation rate the top firms in their practice area.

Considerations: Consultants were allowed to vote for up to three firms as the best in each area, but could not vote for their own firm.

Created By: Vault
 

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Vault Best Consulting Firms to Work For

Vault Best Consulting Firms to Work For

What It Is: This ranking is based on insider information from verified employees in the consulting industry and helps to build a picture of the firms consultants find the most amenable to a fulfilling, satisfying work experience.

Why It Matters To You: See which firms fare best on these individual rankings of key employment factors, ranging from benefits and compensation to diversity and firm culture.

Considerations: Survey respondents were asked to rate their own firms across a variety of factors that affect their daily working lives. It is important to note that firm rankings are based on the average rating assigned by their own consultants.

Created By: Vault
 

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Vault Consulting 50

Vault Consulting 50

What It Is: This ranking is a list of the best consulting firms to work for based on insider information from verified employees in the consulting industry.

Why It Matters To You: This ranking is compiled using a weighted formula that reflects the issues consulting professionals care most about, combining quality of life rankings with overall prestige.

Considerations: The weighted formula consists of 30 percent prestige, 15 percent satisfaction, 15 percent compensation, 10 percent firm culture, 10 percent work-life balance, 10 percent overall business outlook, 5 percent promotion policies, and 5 percent ability to challenge.

Created By: Vault
 

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Vault Most Prestigious Consulting Firms

Vault Most Prestigious Consulting Firms

What It Is: This ranking provides a who's who of consulting firms. 

Why It Matters To You: Consultants rank the companies they consider to be the most prestigious in the industry. 

Considerations: Survey respondents were asked to rate each consulting firm in the survey on a scale of 1 to 10 based on prestige. Consultants were unable to rate their own firm, and they were asked to rate only those firms with which they were familiar. It is important to note that prestige was the only metric considered, not revenue, size, or lifestyle.

Created By: Vault
 

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Vault Most Prestigious Accounting Firms

Vault Most Prestigious Accounting Firms

What It Is: This ranking provides a who's who of accounting firms.

Why It Matters To You: Accounting professionals across the nation rank the prestige of the firms they compete against.

Considerations: Survey respondents were asked to rate each firm in the survey on a scale of 1 to 10 based on prestige. They were unable to rate their own firm, and they were asked to rate only those firms with which they were familiar. It is important to note that prestige was the only metric considered.

Created By: Vault
 

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Vault Most Prestigious Banking Firms

Vault Most Prestigious Banking Firms

What It Is: This ranking provides a who's who of banking firms.

Why It Matters To You: Banking professionals accross the nation rank the prestige of the firms they compete against.

Considerations: Survey respondents were asked to rate each firm in the survey on a scale of 1 to 10 based on prestige. They were unable to rate their own firm, and they were asked to rate only those firms with which they were familiar. It is important to note that prestige was the only metric considered.

Created By: Vault
 

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Working Mother 100 Best Companies

Working Mother 100 Best Companies

What It Is: Annual survey of companies nationwide, including the flagship survey, “100 Best Companies.” There are also surveys on diversity, hours, and more.

Why It Matters To You: These surveys aren’t just for women or mothers to read. Although many of you will have your first lawyer position as an attorney in a law firm, some of you will be headed off into companies. Many of the companies on these surveys are large enough to have in-house law departments, but they may also hire lawyers in other capacities (such as regulatory compliance, finance, human resources, and other law-related work). These surveys can give you a good sense of the culture at these companies, including flexibility and hours.

Considerations: These surveys focus on the overall company experience, rather than in-house legal departments or other legal and law-related positions.

Created By: Working Mother

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