Financial Post 100 Best Companies to Work for in Canada, 1990-1991 Edition


375 pages
Contains Index
ISBN 0-00-215673-3
DDC 331.2'0971





Reviewed by Ann Turner

Ann Turner is Financial and Budget Manager at the University of British
Columbia Library.


What makes a company good to work for? The team of researchers from The
Financial Post examined eight criteria: pay; benefits; job security;
opportunities for advancement; atmosphere; job satisfaction;
communications; and personal development. Through company questionnaires
and extensive employee interviews the team developed subjective rankings
of the candidates, and then sorted the top 100 into five alphabetically
arranged groups based on management style. There is no ranked listing.
The report on each of the 100 winners includes the company’s name and
logo; its address and telephone number; its score on each of the eight
criteria; a short company profile; and a description of why it is one of
the best, quoting extensively from its employees and executives. Job
seekers will find this background information especially useful in
determining whether they would be comfortable in a particular
company’s work environment. Additional guidance can be found in
special listings, such as “best for women” and “best for
high-school starters.” Since the first (1986) edition of this
publication, 28 companies have dropped from the honor roll and been
replaced by others. This second edition lists the companies that make
the grade in their employees’ eyes in the tougher economic times of
the 1990s.


Innes, Eva., “Financial Post 100 Best Companies to Work for in Canada, 1990-1991 Edition,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed February 21, 2024,