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Most trustworthy American companies to work for

Audit Integrity created a list of the 100 most trustworthy American companies based on their transparent and conservative accounting practices.

Forbes.com ran a piece recently in which they talked about the 100 most trustworthy companies to work for, as compiled by Audit Integrity, an independent financial analytics company in Los Angeles. The analytics company looks beyond the raw data to find companies that have demonstrated transparent and conservative accounting practices and solid corporate governance and management.

According to Forbes, to qualify for the roster "the 100 companies all had to have market caps of $200 million or more at the time Audit Integrity prepared the list, AGR ratings of "conservative" or "average" over each of the last four quarters and no amended filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission or material restatements over the last year." I list the top five companies based on whether they are large-, mid-, or small cap. For the rest of the list and to learn more about the qualifying criteria, click here.

Top five most trustworthy large-cap companies

Top five most trustworthy mid-cap companies

Top five most trustworthy small-cap companies

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7 comments
Gis Bun
Gis Bun

I wonder how manu people heard of more than 3 of these companies listed....

cgkomeshak
cgkomeshak

"U.S. Postal Service Tops Ponemon Institute List of Most Trusted Federal Agencies" http://www.ponemon.org/news-2/32 ...And yes I work there so I'm biased but I'm not an owner or stockholder, just an employee, so I should know. I did work at several other companies before USPS. The ones who lie to customers invariably lie to employees. Trust makes a big difference, especially when you don't have it.

oldbaritone
oldbaritone

"companies that have demonstrated transparent and conservative accounting practices and solid corporate governance and management." Nice to know there are still a few left.

JTF243
JTF243

This company has an anti-verbal harrassment policy in place but they don't enforce it. On several occassions, "day hires" (temps) were cursed at by the shift supervisor so frequently and abusively, that they would walk out in the middle of the shift. They would lose all their pay for the work they had already done and may have even been in trouble with their agency for walking out. This verbal abuse was not limited to this particular supervisor. The plant manager was also known for his "vocal nature". This may have part of the reason for the joke that the initials that formed the company's name stood for "Another Damn Mess".

lgarlick
lgarlick

If you are an American citizen. American citizens each have one share in the federal corporation. We vote on its leadership every two years.

CharlieSpencer
CharlieSpencer

Forbes isn't necessarily commenting on how these companies handle internal relations with their employees. It's a magazine aimed at investors; hence the breakdown by investment category (large cap, etc.) It's probably looking from the point of how openly and honestly these companies treat the stockholders. These firms could look great from that perspective and still verbally abuse the temps.

sissy sue
sissy sue

...are an enormous issue in the US, simply because they don't exist.

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