One of the job hunting tips I discuss in my book, Always Be Job Hunting, is to use best places to work lists in the markets where you want to find a job.
How the rankings are compiled normally are spelled out, so check that first to get an idea of how biased or unbiased the list is. Many allow employers to submit their companies for consideration. I’m normally wary of those, wondering if employees are being “encouraged” to rate their places of work favorably, for example.
But once you know details like that, you can evaluate the places listed. Keep a list of those that sound like they might have jobs you’re interested in, even if you’re not looking at the time. This fits into tactics for what I call passive job hunting, namely doing the market intelligence work you need for when you do have to search.