Comcast scores high in workplace quality ranking

While it continues to perform miserably in measurements of consumer satisfaction, Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) has notably ranked high in a Washington Post survey of top D.C.-area workplaces.

Comcast ranked 22nd out of 150 companies in the large-firm category, six spots behind No. 16 AT&T (NYSE: T) and one spot ahead of No. 23 Sprint (NYSE: S). 

"Employees get discounted cable and Internet services, tuition reimbursement, and a stock plan," the Post wrote in its evaluation. "The company's benefits run the gamut from fun to practical: A partnership with Fandango allows employees discounted movie tickets, and employees also can get confidential counseling for themselves or their families."

The Post, which worked with research company WorkplaceDynamics on the survey, ran articles and ads starting last October about the topic, seeking company nominations from employees. The sole requirement was that the company had to have at least 50 employees. 

In total, the Post invited 1,901 companies to participate and surveyed 317 of them. The paper said it received survey responses from over 50,000 area employees. 

Regarding AT&T, the Post wrote that it "supports efforts to address worldwide quality-of-life issues, with a particular focus on education and community development. Management and non-management employees also have access to a host of benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance, as well as plans that cover commuter costs."

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