Fortune‘s annual survey of the 100 best companies to work for found that Google topped the list for the third year running, and the fifth time in all.

Google tops Fortune’s 17th annual ranking of the best workplaces in corporate America once again, marking its eighth appearance on the list and fifth time as No. 1.

Software company SAS took second place, with The Boston Consulting Group number three … 

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The survey works by asking more than a quarter of a million randomly-selected employees in 257 companies across 45 countries. Two-thirds of the scores are allocated based on answers to questions about management credibility, job satisfaction and camaraderie, with the remaining third based on an evaluation of the companies’ hiring practices, methods of internal communication, training, recognition programs and diversity efforts. 

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