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Four Houston-based companies make new list of Best Workplaces for Millennials

Four Houston companies make list of Best Workplaces for Millennials

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Four Houston-based companies were named on Fortune's 2015 list of the Best Companies for Millennials. Photo by Astronautilus/Wikimedia

Four Houston-based companies are on a new list of 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials, compiled by Fortune magazine and the Great Place to Work Institute.

The inaugural report surveyed more than 90,000 employees and asked participants to rate their employers practices. No fewer than 50 employees were surveyed from each of the 465 participating companies and the list only considers responses from employees under age 35.

Houston-based residential homebuilder David Weekley Homes scored the No. 2 spot on Fortune's list. The company, the which is the largest privately-owned builder in the nation, has 27 percent of its total workforce comprised of millennials and employee ratings of 98 percent in terms of "Great Bosses" and "Great Communication." Employees at the company receive hefty discounts on new homes after a year at the company, as well as a six-week paid vacation after 10 years.

David Weekley Homes also ranks as No. 14 on Fortune's overall 2015 Best Companies to Work For list.

Camden Property Trust, which specializes in apartment communities, comes in at No. 24. The report found that 41 percent of the company's workforce is comprised of millennials. Perks for employees include discounted rent, bonuses, vacation suites and a scholarship fund to employees' children. It ranks as No. 10 on the overall Best Companies list. 

Commercial real estate company Transwestern came in at No. 27 on the list with 27 percent of their workforce comprised of millennials and such perks as bonuses and an open-door policy for managers and employees.

Oil and gas exploration company Hilcorp came in at No. 36. The company's workforce is comprised of 25 percent millennials.

Five companies based in Dallas and two from San Antonio made Fortune's list as well. Dallas' top-ranked company, Chili's Bar and Grill, came in at No. 11, and San Antonio's NuStar Energy, which was the city's top performing company at No. 32. Two Austin companies made the list, including the city's top-ranked company, CWS Apartment Homes at No. 64.

Some companies largely associated with millennial workforces — such as Google (No. 25), Twitter (No. 31) and Yelp (No. 41) — were also featured on Fortune's list. Twitter's workforce is 65 percent comprised of millennials and Yelp's workforce is 91 percent comprised of millennials. Data on Google's percentage of millennials in the workforce was not available.

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