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20 most respected companies in the US

Last updated on: May 30, 2013 10:55 IST

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While there are many companies in the United States, both national and multinational, not all of them enjoy steller reputation.

Let's take a look at 20 companies that enjoy best reputation in the US, based on Harris Poll 2013 conducted by market research firm Harris Interactive.

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Image: A Macy's store in Arlington, Virginia, United States.
Photographs: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

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Amazon.com

Reputation Quotient: 82.62

Overall rank: 1

Amazon.com, a Seattle-based company, is the largest online retailer in the world, with more than $61 billion revenue in 2012.

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Image: A worker sorts packages at the Amazon warehouse in Leipzig, Germany.
Photographs: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters
Tags: com , US

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Apple

Reputation Quotient: 82.54

Overall rank: 2

Apple, a California-based company, is famous for its iMac computers, tablets, smartphones and music player.

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Image: Young holiday shoppers interact with iPads at an Apple Store in San Francisco, California.
Photographs: Stephen Lam/Reuters
Tags: US

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The Walt Disney Company

Reputation Quotient: 82.12

Overall rank: 3

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media.

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Image: Crowd watches the premiere of Disney Dreams show as part of the 20th anniversary celebrations of Disneyland Resort in Marne-la-Vallee, outside Paris, France.
Photographs: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

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Google

Reputation Quotient: 81.32

Overall rank: 4

Google, a California-based company, is well-known for its search engine, online advertising and software products.

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Image: Google's office in Zurich, Switzerland.
Photographs: Courtesy, Camenzind Evolution
Tags: US

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Johnson & Johnson

Reputation Quotient: 80.95

Overall rank: 5

Johnson & Johnson has 275 operating companies in more than 60 countries employing nearly 128,000. Its worldwide headquarters are in New Brunswick, New Jersey, US.

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Image: Products made by Johnson & Johnson for sale on a store shelf in Westminster, Colorado, United States.
Photographs: Rick Wilking/Reuters

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The Coca-Cola Company

Reputation Quotient: 80.39

Overall rank: 6

The Coca-Cola Company, an Atlanta-based non-alcoholic beverage manufacturer, sells more than 500 brands in 200 countries or territories.

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Image: A worker drives a forklift between cases of Coca-Cola in a warehouse at the Swire Coca-Cola facility in Draper, Utah, United States.
Photographs: George Frey/Reuters

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Whole Foods Market

Reputation Quotient: 78.65

Overall rank: 7

Whole Foods Market is the world's leader in natural and organic foods, with more than 340 stores in North America and the United Kingdom.

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Image: A Whole Foods Market in LaJolla, California.
Photographs: Mike Blake/Reuters

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Sony

Reputation Quotient: 78.29

Overall rank: 8

Sony, a Tokyo-based company, is one of the top producers of electronic products in the world.

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Image: Entrance gate to Sony Pictures Entertainment at the Sony Pictures lot in Culver City, California.
Photographs: Fred Prouser/Reuters

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Procter & Gamble Company

Reputation Quotient: 77.98

Overall rank: 9

P&G touches the lives of about 4.4 billion people around the world. With operations in about 80 countries, P&G brands are available in more than 180 countries worldwide.

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Image: Procter & Gamble's Tide on display at a Walmart store in Chicago.
Photographs: John Gress/Reuters

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Costco

Reputation Quotient: 77.95

Overall rank: 10

The company's first location, opened in 1976 under the Price Club name, was in a converted airplane hangar on Morena Boulevard in San Diego. Originally serving only small businesses, the company found it could achieve far greater buying clout by also serving a selected audience of non-business members. With that change, the growth of the warehouse club industry was off and running.

Since resuming the Costco name in 1997, the company has grown worldwide with total sales in recent fiscal years exceeding $64 billion.

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Image: Shoppers push a trolley outside a Costco Wholesale store in Los Angeles, California.
Photographs: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

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Samsung

Reputation Quotient: 77.70

Overall rank: 11

Samsung's businesses today span advanced technology, semiconductors, skyscraper and plant construction, petrochemicals, fashion, medicine, finance, hotels, etc. Its flagship company, Samsung Electronics, leads the global market in high-tech electronics manufacturing and digital media.

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Image: A Samsung outdoor advertisement sits atop an office building in Seoul, South Korea.
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Kraft Foods

Reputation Quotient: 77.46

Overall rank: 12

Kraft Foods, a Chicago-based company, manufactures beverage, cheese, dairy foods, snack foods, confectionery and convenience foods.

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Image: Kraft cheese products on a shelf at a grocery store in Washington, DC.
Photographs: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
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United Services Automobile Association

Reputation Quotient: 77.39

Overall rank: 13

United Services Automobile Association, a Texas-based firm, is a group of financial services companies.

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Image: USAA.
Photographs: Source: usaa.com

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Nike

Reputation Quotient: 77.24

Overall rank: 14

Nike is the world's leading innovator in athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories.

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Image: Nike running shoes on display at a store in Encinitas, California.
Photographs: Mike Blake/Reuters
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Microsoft

Reputation Quotient: 76.46

Overall rank: 15

Microsoft, a Seattle-based company, is the largest software manufacturer in the world.

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Image: Microsoft logo at its offices in Bucharest, Romania.
Photographs: Bogdan Cristel/Reuters
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The Home Depot

Reputation Quotient: 76.27

Overall rank: 16

The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer with stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico.

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Image: Entrance to The Home Depot store in Monrovia, California.
Photographs: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

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Lowe's

Reputation Quotient: 75.67

Overall rank: 17

Lowe's operates more than 1,750 stores in the United States, Canada and Mexico. It serves about 15 million customers each week and employ more than 245,000 people.

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Image: Two customers enter a Lowe's store in Burbank, California.
Photographs: Fred Prouser/Reuters
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Berkshire Hathaway

Reputation Quotient: 75.63

Overall rank: 18

Berkshire Hathaway, a Nebraska-based company, runs and manages a number of firms.

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Image: Warren Buffett with his wife Astrid Menks in Washington, DC.
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Toyota Motor Corporation

Reputation Quotient: 75.59

Overall rank: 19

Toyota Motor Corporation is one of the world's biggest manufacturers of automobiles.

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Image: Toyota Prius.
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Ford Motor Company

Reputation Quotient: 74.96

Overall rank: 20

Ford Motor Company, a Michigan-based company, manufactures and sells automobiles, commercial vehicles and luxury cars.


Image: Ford Classic.
Photographs: Courtesy, Ford India

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