FORTUNE announced Thursday that T-Mobile USA, Inc. has been ranked 96 on the 12th annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. The full list and related stories appear in the February 2 issue of FORTUNE, available on newsstands on Monday, January 26, and now at www.fortune.com.
According to FORTUNE, a driving factor for the companies on this year’s list is that they excel at creating jobs. Of the 100 companies on the 2009 list, 73 are currently hiring.
In his FORTUNE.com blog, Managing Editor Andy Serwer writes, “No matter what happens with the economy, the demand for talent will remain. Great companies know that super-motivated, happy, world-class employees are an incredible competitive advantage.”
“Service is our number one priority at T-Mobile. And the best way to deliver outstanding service is to create an environment where our employees can make a meaningful difference for customers everyday,” said Robert Dotson, president and CEO, T-Mobile USA, Inc. “As the first telecommunications service provider to be included in Fortune’s ‘Best Companies to Work For’, we’re gratified and honored to be named among these elite companies.”
T-Mobile currently has more than 40,000 employees across the U.S., all dedicated to its stick together® promise to provide customers with ways to stay close to those who are important to them.
To pick the “100 Best Companies to Work For,” FORTUNE works with Robert Levering and Milton Moskowitz of the Great Place to Work® Institute—a global research and consulting firm with offices in 30 countries—to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America.
More than 81,000 employees from 353 companies responded to the 57-question survey created by the Institute. Two-thirds of a company’s score is based on the survey, which is sent to a minimum of 400 randomly selected employees. The remaining third is based on a company’s responses to the Culture Audit questionnaire, which asks detailed questions about demographics, pay and benefits, and open-ended questions on philosophy, communication and more.