2012 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces – By industry

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has named the 2012 best adoption-friendly workplaces in the United States. The list recognizes the top 100 companies with the best adoption benefits available to their employees. In addition to this list, the Foundation has developed other detailed lists of this year’s best in the nation by size and Ohio.


Advertising, Marketing  1. Leo Burnett & Arc Worldwide USA
and Public Relations 2. VML
3. Valassis
4. Searcy Living Magazine

Architecture, Engineering  1. Robins & Morton
and Construction 2. Traylor Bros., Inc.
3. South Mountain Company
4. Woodard & Curran, Inc.
5. URS Federal Services

Communications and  1. Premiere Global Services, Inc. (PGi)
Telecommunications 2. Cellular Specialties, Inc.
3. (tie) Comcast
3. (tie) Verizon Communications

Consulting, Accounting,  1. Alston & Bird, LLP
Legal and Business  2. Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Services 3. PwC
4. Moss Adams LLP
5. Arnold & Porter LLP

Consumer Products 1. HanesBrands
2. Barilla America, Inc.
3. (tie) Kao USA Inc.
3. (tie) Timberland LLC
5. Avon Products, Inc.

Education 1. McGraw-Hill Companies, The
2. New York University
3. Cornell University
4. Road Scholar
5. Ohio State University, The

Energy and Utilities 1. Chesapeake Energy Corporation
2. Salt River Project (SRP)
3. American Electric Power
4. Marathon Petroleum Corporation
5. PJM Interconnection

Entertainment, Media 1. UBM (LLC, Medica, Canon, Inc.)
and Publishing 2. (tie) Time Inc.
2. (tie) Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
4. Viacom Media Networks
5. Rodale Inc.

Financial Services 1. RBS Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
2. Liquidnet Holdings, Inc.
3. Putnam Investments, LLC
4. Vanguard Group
5. Nelnet, Inc.

Food, Beverage and  1. The Wendy’s Company
Restaurants 2. Brinker International
3. First Sun Management Corporation
4. Wendcentral Corp/WendPartners
5. Domino’s

Government 1. (tie) City of Carmel, Indiana
1. (tie) Commonwealth of Kentucky

Healthcare 1. WellStar Health System
2. (tie) Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics
2. (tie) Health Dialog
4. (tie) Children’s Hospital and Health System
4. (tie) Johnson & Johnson
5. McGohan Brabender, Inc.

Hotel and Travel 1. Carlson
2. Creative Lodging Solutions

Industrial and  1. Boston Scientific
Manufacturing 2. Franklin International
3. Quality Custom Cabinetry, Inc. (QCCI)
4. Dow Corning Corporation
5. Hypertherm, Inc.

Insurance 1. New York Life
2. Phoenix Companies, Inc., The
3. MetLife
4. Blue Shield of California
5. Nippon Life Insurance Company of America

Nonprofit 1. American Academy of Pediatrics
2. Diocese of Metuchen
3. Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
4. National Futures Association
5. Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates

Pharmaceutical 1. Ferring Pharmaceuticals
2. (tie) Abbott
2. (tie) Hospira, Inc.
2. (tie) Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company
5. Sanofi

Real Estate 1. Duke Realty Corporation

Retail 1. Brooks Brothers Group, Inc.
2. Sears Holdings Corporation
3. Zappos.com, Inc. and its Affiliates
4. Patagonia, Inc.
5. Family Christian Stores

Sports and Recreation 1. NBA (National Basketball Association)
2. Adidas
3. Vetta Sports

Technology, Information  1. LSI Corporation
and Research 2. Bloomberg
3. Analog Devices, Inc.
4. DigitalGlobe, Inc.
5. Exceptional Software Strategies, Inc.

Transportation and  1. Subaru of America, Inc.
Automotive 2. Massachusetts Port Authority
3. Enterprise Holdings
4. Norfolk Southern Corporation
5. Southwest Airlines


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