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Three of those are located in the Dallas area: The Container Store (based in Coppell) at No. 2, Park Place Dealerships (in Dallas-Fort Worth) at No. 4, and Pioneer Natural Resources (Irving) at No. 6.
Other local businesses making the cut include Denbury Resources in Plano, Encompass Home Health in Dallas, and Cash America International, which is based in Fort Worth. The No. 1 spot on the list went to Quicken Loans in Detroit.
The list of top workplaces also reflects the strength of the Texas economy — with eight out of the top 10 and 30 of the top 150 headquartered in the state.
The National Top Workplaces were determined based on feedback gathered through anonymous, objective surveys sent to 1.7 million American workers in collaboration with 30 major publishers, the results of which were aggregated and ranked.
"This year's list reflects the strength of America's petroleum exploration and production industry which is going through a significant growth spurt. Oil and gas placed four companies in the 2013 top 10," concludes WorkplaceDynamics.
"The list also reflects the strength of the Texas economy — with eight out of the top 10 and 30 of the top 150 headquartered in the state."
The Houston area had a number of high-ranking businesses as well. Anadarko Petroleum Corp., headquartered in The Woodlands, ranked No. 3 on the national list, up from No. 4 last year; EOG Resources, an independent oil and gas company, ranked No. 5; and Mattress Firm ranked No. 7.
Other Texas companies in the top 150 include TransCanada Corporation in Houston; Encompass Home Health Inc.; Insperity; Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union; St. David's HealthCare; Cash America International Inc.; Cook Children's Health Care System; Texas Health Resources; Whole Foods Market; Denbury Resources Inc.; AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group; Rackspace Hostin Inc.; Interstate Battery System of America; Wood Group Mustang; Statoil; Spectra Energy Corp.; Security Service Federal CU; Harlandale Independent School District; San Antonio Water System; Notable Energy Inc.; Kinder Morgan; and Mesquite Independent School District.