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To identify the 100 Best Companies to Work For, each year Fortune partners with Great Place to Work to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America.

Two-thirds of a company’s survey score is based on the results of the Trust Index Employee Survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. This survey asks questions related to employees’ attitudes about management’s credibility, overall job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third is based on responses to the Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, methods of internal communication, training, recognition programs, and diversity efforts. To nominate your company for the 2016 list, go to

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This year’s list marks Fortune's 18th year of partnering with Great Place to Work. Google ranks No.1 for the sixth time, and 16 new companies make impressive debuts, including Acuity (No. 3), Twitter (No. 24), and Riot Games (No. 13).

See how companies made the list — and how you can apply
  1. Rank
  2. % Women
  3. % Minorities
  4. # New Graduates Hired
  5. # of job openings (as of Feb. 2015)


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A maker of software that helps engineers design semi-conductors that are in such products as smartphones, thermostats and pacemakers. Cadence competes for talent with other Silicon Valley firms by offering over-the-top benefits. According to one staffer: “Employees, while working, can get their clothes cleaned, shoes fixed, get some cash for the weekend, have their car detailed and get the oil changed and have a week’s worth of ready to cook dinner delivered!” They also provide a “College Coach” to assist employees’ kids in the college selection and application process.

Company Info

CEO/Top Executive Lip-Bu Tan
Rank last year -
# of years on list -
F500 Rank -
Industry Electronics
Year founded 1988
Type of organization Public
Revenue (2014 or most recent year) $1.46 billion
Web address
Total US employees 2554
Full-Time jobs added in last year 318
Number of work sites -


Offers compressed work weeks
Offers fully-paid sabbaticals
Offers paid time off for volunteering
Onsite fitness center
Discounted gym memberships
Onsite medical care facility
Offers college tuition reimbursement to employees


% Women 19.93%
% Minorities 48.12%
% African-American 1.06%
% Asian 43.77%
% Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander 0.12%
% Caucasian or White 49.80%
% Hispanic/Latino 2.47%
% Native American/Alaska Native 0.08%
% Two or more races 0.63%
Same-Sex Benefits
Non-discrimination policy

Paid Time Off

Holidays 11
Vacation 15
Sick days Unlimited
General PTO -


Most common job (hourly) -
Avg. base pay (for hourly employee) -
Avg. extra comp. (for hourly employee) -
Most common job (salaried) -
Avg. base pay (for salaried employee) -
Avg. extra comp (for salaried employee) -


FT voluntary turnover 6.00%
# of job applicants 15031
Avg. # of applicants per opening 11
# of jobs filled 1004
Jobs filled internally 371
% of jobs filled by referral 40.00%
# new graduates hired 37
# of job openings (as of Feb. 2015) 424

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