25 Best Global Companies to Work For

2. Google
best global companies google
Headquarters: Mountain View, Calif., USA
2011 revenues: $37.9 billion
2011 rank: 4

Google moved up by two spots in this year's ranking of global workplaces. The highly desirable tech behemoth receives 61 times as many applicants as they have existing jobs, and for good reason. Google (GOOG, Fortune 500) seems to be all about coaching. The company's "CareerGuru" program makes 43 of its senior leaders available for one-on-one, confidential career coaching sessions with other Googlers. "Gurus" are deployed in 14 offices across the world.

Engineering employees at all levels can also get advice from "EngAdvisors," senior engineers at Google who can discuss any number of issues, like work-life balance, conflict resolution, and performance reviews. More than 900 engineers have used the program since it began in 2009.

Methodology: The 25 companies listed come from Great Place to Work's 2012 World's Best Multinational Workplaces. These companies were selected from a pool of 350 corporations that participated in the organization's surveys. These companies were required to have appeared on at least five of Great Place to Work's national Best Workplaces lists, have at least 5,000 employees worldwide, and have at least 40% (or 5,000 employees) of their workforce based outside the company's home country.
- Last updated November 15 2012 11:06 AM ET
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