Contest benchmark dates

Call for nominations: April 20

Deadline for nominations: June 3

Employee and company survey period: June--July

Winners selected, notified: Aug. 16

Winners reception: Sept. 29Best Places to Work figures over the years

 

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006ParticipationOnline survey responses (approx.):4,9744,8004,5005,0003,8003,400Total nominations:1309912110413290Winners:

67

55

55

57

43

24Winner geographic distributionSonoma:

47

36

39

43

30

18Marin:

15

13

12

11

11

4Napa:

5

7

5

3

2

2Size distribution20 to 50:

33

27

25

26

21

1251 to 100:

16

16

12

14

9

5101 to 500:

16

11

17

15

9

5More than 1000:

2

1

1

2

4

2Repeat winnersSix-time winners

7

na

na

na

na

naFive-time winners

10

8

na

na

na

naFour-time winners:

13

11

10

na

na

naThree-time winners:

10

11

14

13

na

naTwo-time winners:

12

10

13

18

17

naFirst-time winners:

15

15

18

26

26

24Top-scoring companies from their size categories

20 to 50: Innovative Business Solutions, Santa Rosa

51 to 100: Golden Living Center of Petaluma, Petaluma

101 to 250: Embassy Suites, San Rafael

251 to 500: Bradley Real Estate, San Rafael

More than 1,000: Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa and San Rafael medical centersSix-time winners

There were 24 winners in the first competition in 2006.Burr Pilger MayerExchange BankFirst Community BankGhirardo CPAKaiser PermanenteRedwood Credit UnionValley Tire & Brake

Average employee survey score for all participants: 4.42