24 of 50
Microsoft
Microsoft
24
Top 50 rank: 24
Rank in Computer Software: 4
(Previous rank: 6)
Overall score: 6.27
Ticker:MSFT

Why it's admired:
The question of who would inherit Microsoft's CEO mantle gnawed at the tech giant for a good deal of 2013, but, ultimately, new chief Satya Nadella arrived on the heels of rosy earnings and strong sales of Xbox, tablets, and commercial cloud services. Now it's up to the 22-year Microsoft veteran to chart a new course for the company through the cloud, mobile, and devices – while predecessors Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer continue to look on from their board seats.  --C.D. 

Headquarters:
Redmond, WA
Website: www.microsoft.com
Nine key attributes of reputation
Industry rank
Innovation
12
People management
6
Use of corporate assets
6
Social responsibility
4
Quality of management
8
Financial soundness
1
Long-term investment
8
Quality of products/services
7
Global competitiveness
2
From the March 17, 2014, issue.

What do you think of Microsoft?
Delta takes off

Led by CEO Richard Anderson, the airline is growing internationally, courting business travelers, and booking record profits.

The Most Admired list is the definitive report card on corporate reputations. Our survey partners at Hay Group started with about 1,400 companies: the Fortune 1,000—the 1,000 largest U.S. companies ranked by revenue and non-U.S. companies in Fortune’s Global 500 database with revenue of $10 billion or more... More
Current Issue
  • Give the gift of Fortune
  • Get the Fortune app
  • Subscribe
Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.