See the full list of the top 25 large workplace winners

From left: Kelsey Darren & food service director Carol Cottrell listen to Kimberly Spear describe the lunch choices at Woodward Academy in Atlanta on January 30th, 2017. Woodward is the large employer AJC Top Workplace winner. (Photo by Phil Skinner)

More than 2,500 companies were nominated or asked to participate in the 2017 Top Workplaces contest by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and its partner, Workplace Dynamics. Employees across the metro area responded to print and online solicitations that began appearing in September.

Using survey results, a list of 150 workplaces was compiled, consisting of 25 large companies (listed below; 500 or more employees), 50 midsize companies (150-499 employees) and 75 small companies (149 or fewer employees).