For the rankings, Forbes worked with statistics firm Statista to cull data from a survey of 30,000 U.S. employees. In the survey, respondents were asked to evaluate their employers on a scale from zero to 10 on factors including atmosphere, remuneration, and working conditions. They were also asked to rate how likely they were to recommend their organization—and other organizations—to family or friends.
The "Best Employers" list features 500 companies across all areas of the economy that have more than 5,000 employees. The "Best Midsize Employers" list includes 500 companies with between 1,000 and 5,000 workers.
Large employer rankings
Twenty-five health care providers made the large employers list:
6. Penn Medicine (Philadelphia);
14. Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minnesota);
27. MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston);
35. University of Utah Health Care (Salt Lake City)
46. OSF HealthCare (Peoria, Illinois)
47. New Hanover Regional Medical Center (Wilmington, North Carolina)
48. University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (Iowa City, Iowa);
49. UCSF Medical Center (San Francisco);
50. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York);
61. New York-Presbyterian Hospital (New York);
64. HonorHealth (Scottsdale, Arizona)
85. Legacy Health (Portland, Oregon)
91. University of Maryland Medical Center (Baltimore)
93. Parkview Health (Fort Wayne, Indiana)
95. Norton Healthcare (Louisville, Kentucky)
113. Nationwide Children's Hospital (Columbus, Ohio)
122. Texas Health Resources (Arlington, Texas)
131. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (Cincinnati)
141. MUSC Health (Charleston, South Carolina)
146. UC Davis Health System (Sacramento, California)
163. University of Michigan Health System (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
168. Northwestern Medicine (Chicago)
172. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Philadelphia)
177. Sentara Healthcare (Norfolk, Virginia)
181. Tampa General Hospital (Tampa, Florida).
The list also featured 22 pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, 22 insurers—including several health care insurers—and 13 health care equipment and services companies.
Across the health care sectors, 49 of "America's Best Employers" are Advisory Board members.
According to Forbes, Michelin, an automotive and suppliers company based in France, ranked No. 1 on the "Best Employers" list.
Midsize employer rankings
The list of midsize employers includes 30 health care providers, including eight in the top 100:
5. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (Memphis, Tennessee);
7. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Boston);
18. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (Wauwatosa, Wisconsin);
20. University of Rochester Medical Center (Rochester, New York);
24. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Seattle);
43. UCLA Health (Los Angeles);
59. Roswell Park Cancer Institute (Buffalo, New York); and
79. Rush Health (Chicago).
The list also featured 13 pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, 29 insurers—including several health care insurers—and 12 health care equipment and services companies.
Across industries, 37 of "America's Best Midsize Employers" are Advisory Board members.
Penguin Random House, a media and advertising company based in New York, ranked No. 1 on the midsize employers list (Rege, Becker's Hospital Review, 5/9; Valet , Forbes, 5/1; Valet , Forbes, 5/1; McCarthy, Forbes, 5/2; "America's Best Employers," Forbes, accessed 5/10; "America's Best Midsize Employers," Forbes, accessed 5/10).
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