Clients often ask about finding “best companies” lists, especially “Best Companies to Work For” lists. One key source is your regional weekly business journal. Business journals often gather info then publish lists on an annual basis. And business sections of regional newspapers, as well as national business magazines, publish their lists. Organizations that serve groups such as minorities, older Americans, and the disabled put out their own lists.
Of course, there are many lists online. About.com and other sites list “best companies to work for”.
And the best way to learn, first-hand, about good companies is while networking. Ask your connections if their company or organization is good to work for, and why they feel that way. If a company’s culture and goals match yours, it’s a good bet you’ll be happy there.