IT Management Slideshow: Google, 3M, Apple: Top Tech Firms

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 05-12-2011

Google, 3M, Apple: Top Tech Firms

Top qualities of high-ranking organizations:• Maintaining high ethical standards• Outperforming competition• Communicating sincerely, accurately and consistently

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75% of respondents have an overall positive view of the tech industry, placing it No. 1 in reputation among all industry sectors. Retail comes in a distant second, with 57% of respondents having an overall positive view of that industry.

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Top Five Companies (reputation quotient):1. Google (84.05)2. Johnson & Johnson (83.13)3. 3M (82.56)4. Berkshire Hathaway (82. 30)5. Apple (82.05)

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Top three companies for social responsibility:1. Whole Foods Market2. Johnson & Johnson3. Google

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Top three companies for workplace environment:1. Google2. Johnson & Johnson3. Apple

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Top three companies for vision and leadership:1. Berkshire Hathaway2. Google3. Apple

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Top three companies for products and services:1. Intel2. 3M3. Johnson & Johnson

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77% of respondents rank the current state of corporate America's reputation as "not good" or "terrible," which is actually down from 81 percent last year.

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19% of respondents say corporate America's reputation has at least "improved a little" in the past year, up from 13 percent who said the same in 2010.

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