Google tops Fortune’s ‘Great Place to Work’ list—again

The search giant remains the best place to work for the second straight year by constantly evolving. Find out which companies rounded out the top five, and the role internal communication plays.

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How’d Google manage to snag the top spot for another year?

“Everything they’re doing this year is better than what they were doing last year, which was already great,” says Leslie Caccamese, communications director at the Great Place to Work Institute.

Software company SAS, a perennial favorite, took the No. 2 spot on the list, which was available only on Fortune’s iPad app Wednesday in advance of Thursday’s formal announcement on CHG Healthcare, Boston Consulting Group, and supermarket chain Wegmans rounded out the top five.

“If you look at the top 10, they are all trendsetters doing the right thing for their employees,” says Pamela Meek, senior director for external communications at SAS. “For us, it means that we’re still succeeding at creating an environment of trust and mutual respect. That’s something worthy of celebrating.”

All the companies on the list shared a few common goals over the past year, Caccamese says, including staff wellness, employee development, and connecting a global workforce.

Google’s constant evolution

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