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 Survey of 872 large companies shows Quicken Loans, The Container Store, and
       Anadarko Petroleum Corporation are the Top Workplaces in America

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EXTON, Pa. -- January 31, 2013

What’s the Top Workplace in America? According to a survey by
WorkplaceDynamics, the U.S.’s fastest-growing employee survey company, Quicken
Loans is number one on the list, followed by The Container Store and Anadarko

The survey was conducted in conjunction with 30 major newspapers across
America. WorkplaceDynamics polled over 1,000,000 employees, from 872 companies
with a thousand or more employees, to create the definitive list of Top
Workplaces in America.

The employee survey uses a proprietary set of 22 questions to rank companies.
According to employees who completed the survey, this year Quicken Loans won
thanks to:

  *A zest for unearthing and implementing ideas: “Quicken Loans truly allows
    the team members to voice their opinions which is huge. If you have an
    idea you are allowed to speak up and have your idea voted upon by the team
  *The company’s commitment to working efficiently and serving clients well:
    “It's day in and day out. We aren't just efficient here and there; we
    strive to do it every day in every aspect of the company.”

Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics says, “Our survey is unlike any other
ever conducted of American employers. Rankings are determined exclusively by
employee responses to survey questions, removing any subjectivity, and the
scale of the survey means that we have a real snapshot of what is happening in
corporate America.”

The following is a list of the top ten companies in the 2013 National Top
Workplaces rankings:

1.Quicken Loans, Detroit, MI: Quicken Loans Inc. is the nation’s largest
    online retail mortgage lender. Quicken moved up from #2 to #1 on this
    year’s list.
2.The Container Store, Coppell, TX: A repeat winner that was #1 on last
    year’s list, The Container Store is a nationwide storage and organization
    retail store devoted to helping people simplify their lives.
3.Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, The Woodlands, TX: Anadarko Petroleum
    Corporation is among the largest independent oil and natural gas
    exploration and production companies in the world. It moves up from #4 on
    last year’s list.
4.Park Place Dealerships, Dallas, TX: Park Place Dealerships is a chain of
    11 new and pre-owned luxury car dealerships in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
5.EOG Resources, Inc., Houston, TX: EOG Resources is one of the largest
    independent (non-integrated) crude oil and natural gas companies in the
    United States.
6.Pioneer Natural Resources, Irving, TX: Pioneer Natural Resources is a
    large independent exploration and production company focused on delivering
    competitive and sustainable results.
7.Mattress Firm, Houston, TX: Mattress Firm is a specialty bedding retailer
    with the largest geographic footprint in the United States among
    multi-brand mattress specialty retailers.
8.Coyote Logistics, Chicago, IL: Coyote Logistics is a rapidly-growing North
    American shipping and logistics company.
9.Keller Williams Realty, Austin, TX: Keller Williams Realty, Inc. moves up
    a spot, from #10 to #9. The Austin-based real estate franchise company has
    more than 80,000 real estate agents, operating in approximately 690
    offices across the United States and Canada.
10.NuStar Energy L.P., San Antonio, TX: Also returning to the list from last
    year is NuStar Energy, which has 90 terminal and storage facilities that
    store and distribute crude oil, refined products and specialty liquids;
    and two asphalt refineries and a fuels refinery.

This year’s list reflects the strength of America’s petroleum exploration and
production industry, which is going through a significant growth spurt. Oil
and gas placed four companies in the 2013 top ten. There are only two
technology companies in the top 50, which is surprising given the industry’s
reputation for being cutting-edge and sensitive to employee needs.

Claffey continued, “Too often, companies focus on perks such as free
cappuccino, rock climbing walls, and nap rooms. While these employee benefits
are nice-to-haves, they do not drive organizational health. Our research shows
that companies that set a clear direction for the future, execute well and
bring real meaning to work are the healthiest. That makes them both Top
Workplaces AND successful organizations.”

He concluded, “We are delighted to see the number of companies participating
in our Top Workplaces program continuing to grow. We expect that in years to
come many more companies will participate in this important survey that
provides a deep internal look at what drives employee engagement and company

The full list of 150 companies and additional research is available at


Founded in 2006, WorkplaceDynamics is the fastest-growing employee survey
provider in the United States. Based on their “on-demand” employee survey,
last year they surveyed more than 5,000 organizations, polled 1.7 million
people and handled over a million employee responses.


The Top Workplaces program accurately reflects the opinions of employees
through measurement of engagement, organizational health and employee
satisfaction. The survey is utilized year after year by human resource
professionals and C-suite executives nationwide as the gold standard in
internal measurement of organizational health and employee satisfaction.


Gregory FCA
Jessica Attanasio, 610-228-2112