At AT&T, making our company a great place to work for each of our more than 250,000 employees is always a priority.

That’s why we’re excited to be included on the first-ever FORTUNE Best Big Companies to Work For list.

The list recognizes companies with more than 100,000 U.S. employees that passed the Great Place to Work Certification bar.

To build the list, FORTUNE and Great Place to Work consider programs such as our Employee Relief Fund and employee responses to questions about their opportunities to reach their full potential at their company, no matter who they are or what they do.

“Our employees are living proof of our values, and being recognized on a list like this reaffirms the dedication that helped get us here,” said Bill Blase, SEVP Human Resources.

Our values — and how employees are living them out —impact AT&T’s rank as a great place to work.

We’re dedicated to be there when our employees need us through policies like our 8-week paid parental leave to help new moms and dads. Our 12 Employee Resource Groups, 13 Employee Networks and mentoring programs give employees opportunities to support and learn from each other.

See the full FORTUNE Best Big Companies to Work For list here.