Forbes America's Largest Private Companies

Forbes America's Largest Private Companies

What It Is: This is an annual ranking of America's largest private companies.

Why It Matters To You: Take a look at the top performers in the private sector.

Considerations:  The ranking only includes firms that are privately or foreign owned and with revenue greater than $2 billion. There are a few other restrictions based on number/type of shareholders and type of business, which are important to consider when looking at the ranking. Data sources include voluntary disclosures by companies, Securities and Exchange Commission filing, and estimates from Forbes researchers and outside sources. Previous rankings are not easily accessible.

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Forbes Asia's Best Under A Billion

Forbes Asia's Best Under A Billion

What It Is: This annual list highlights the 200 high-performing Asia-Pacific companies with revenue under $1 billion.

Why It Matters To You: In addition to highlighting companies with less than $1 billion in revenue, the list also highlights companies that demonstrate consistent top- and bottom-line growth. Easily sortable by industry and country.

Considerations: This list considers stock traded Asia-Pacific companies with annual revenue between $5 million and $1 billion with additional criteria for profitability, growth, and modest indebtedness. The resulting 200 produced the highest sales and earnings per share growth for both the most recent fiscal one- and three-year periods, and the strongest five-year average return on equity. Excluded companies include those that are thinly traded, those trading less than a year, and those with worrisome accounting, management, ownership or legal troubles. It Previous lists are not easily accessible.

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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.

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Forbes Global 2000

Forbes Global 2000

What It Is: This is a series of rankings about the world's biggest public companies.

Why It Matters To You: See how some of the world's largest public companies rank against each other. Easily sortable by industry and country.

Considerations: The ranking is developed using data in four metrics: sales, profits, assets, and market value. Previous rankings are not easily accessible.

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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.

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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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