Welcome

Welcome to the Business Journal’s sixth Best Places to Work in the North Bay. The record 67 companies selected this year and featured on these pages are once again inspirational and instructional, providing the North Bay with key benchmarks for what makes a company a great place to work. [read more from Brad Bollinger, Editor in Chief, Associate Publisher]

Below are links to profiles of the 67 companies that won the Business Journal's annual Best Places to Work competition and comments from the top three scorers in each size category.What W. Bradley Electric says about Best Places to WorkSept. 23, 2011

If there is a single company this year that exemplifies what Best Places to Work in the North Bay is all about, it is W. Bradley Electric. The Novato electrical contractor had won the award for three consecutive years -- 2007, 2008 and 2009. Then came 2010. It was nominated and went through the employee and company survey process, but was not selected as one of that year’s 55 winners. In 2011, WBE is back as a winner. What went into making that happen? [read more]

20--50 employees

Comments from top-scoring companies: Codding Enterprises, Innovative Business Solutions and Metier

51--100 employees

Comments from top-scoring companies: Golden Living Center of Petaluma, Moss Adams LLP and Sonoma Technology Group

101--250 employees

Comments from top-scoring companies: Embassy Suites of San Rafael, Petaluma Health Center and Sonic.net

251--500 employees

Comments from top-scoring companies: Bradley Real Estate, Exchange Bank and Redwood Credit Union

1,000-plus employees

Comments from top-scoring companies: Agilent Technologies and Kaiser PermanenteHow the winners were chosen

Companies selected as Best Places to Work in the North Baywere analyzed by the editorial staff of the Business Journal on the basis of several criteria, including the employer application, the survey ratings by employees, the number of responses, size of the company, the breakdown of responses from management and non-management as well as written comments by employees. [read more]Facts and Figures

Contest benchmark dates, figures over the years, top-scoring companies per category, six-time winners, average company score. [read more]