Gilbane is listed among elite companies such as Google, Whole Foods Market, and Marriot. A driving factor for the companies on this year’s list is that they excel at creating jobs. Of the 100 companies on the 2009 list, 73 are currently hiring.
In his FORTUNE.com blog, Managing Editor Andy Serwer writes, “No matter what happens with the economy, the demand for talent will remain. Great companies know that super-motivated, happy, world-class employees are an incredible competitive advantage.”
To pick the “100 Best Companies to Work For,” FORTUNE works with Robert Levering and Milton Moskowitz of the Great Place to Work Institute—a global research and consulting firm with offices in 30 countries—to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America.
“One of the driving forces of our business is ensuring that Gilbane employees receive the best training and tools to do their jobs,” notes Gilbane Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Gilbane, Jr. “As a result, they provide our clients with outstanding service that feeds a cycle of continuous learning, leading to higher levels of client satisfaction.”
More than 81,000 employees from 353 companies responded to the 57-question survey created by the Institute. Two-thirds of a company’s score is based on the survey, which is sent to a minimum of 400 randomly selected employees. The remaining third is based on a company’s responses to the Culture Audit questionnaire, which asks detailed questions about demographics, pay and benefits, and open-ended questions on philosophy, communication, and more.
Any company that is at least seven years old with more the 1,000 U.S. employees is eligible to be included on the list. The deadline for applying for next year’s list is March 31, 2009. Nomination forms  are now available.
Gilbane was also named a "Best AEC firms to work for " in 2008 by Building Design+Construction.
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Gilbane Inc. is a full-service construction and real estate development company comprising Gilbane Building Company and Gilbane Development Company. Gilbane Building Company is one of the largest construction and program managers in the nation, providing a full slate of facilities-related services - while Gilbane Development Company serves public, private and non-profit sectors by developing and implementing strategic real estate programs. Both companies serve clients in the education, healthcare, life sciences, government, mission-critical, corporate, criminal justice, sports/recreation, convention/cultural and transportation markets.