Since 1998, Fortune has been publishing a list of employees’ 100 favorite companies in the country. The result has been a two-decade tour de force showcasing industry-leading benefits, like Adobe’s six-month paid maternity leave, and mind-bending perks, like Publix’s holiday bonus of up to a month’s wages for supermarket employees.
But far more important than any lavish policy or fancy freebie, employees in the organizations on this list say they trust their coworkers and managers.
These companies aren’t just being generous, of course. Over the years our research and consulting firm, Great Place to Work, and many other scholars have consistently found that the workplaces that score high on metrics of trustworthiness also finish first in profitability, revenue growth, stock performance, and other key business measures. Read Fortune’s article “When the Best Workplaces Are the Best Investments” for an in-depth look at an investor who uses the list to beat the market.