35 N.J. companies land in top spots on Forbes’ Best Employers list

Forbes released its annual America’s Best Employers list for 2018, and 35 New Jersey-based companies made it into the rankings.

The list was created by Forbes in partnership with Statista to identify companies liked best by employees.

Forbes and Statista divided the list, creating rankings in two categories: the top large companies in the U.S. with more than 5,000 employees and the top midsized companies with 1,000 to 5,000 employees. The lists ranked the 500 large and 500 midsize employers with the highest recommendation.

Two New Jersey companies were ranked in the Top 100 in the large companies list and three New Jersey companies were ranked in the Top 100 for the midsized companies list.

The 20 New Jersey-based large employers and their rankings:

7. NRG Energy, Princeton;
59. Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick;
112. Volvo Group, Rockleigh;
116. ESS, Cherry Hill;
157. Bayer, Whippany;
194. Unilever, Englewood Cliffs;
259. Prudential Financial, Newark;
301. Century 21 Real Estate, Madison;
322. Novartis, East Hanover;
326. Cognizant, Teaneck;
334. Merck, Kenilworth;
336. Samsung Electronics, Ridgefield Park;
346. BMW Group, Woodcliff Lake;
451. Novo Nordisk, Plainsboro;
459. New Jersey Transit, Newark;
462. Automatic Data Processing, Roseland;
464. Ascena Retail Group, Mahwah;
478. Spirit Halloween, Egg Harbor Township;
494. Kuehne + Nagel, Jersey City;
500. Quest Diagnostics, Madison.

The 15 New Jersey-based midsized employers and their rankings:

8. Celgene, Summit;
81. Benjamin Moore, Montvale;
92. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway;
177. LG Electronics, Englewood Cliffs;
184. Educational Testing Service, Princeton;
219. Depository Trust & Clearing Corp., Jersey City;
233. Coldwell Banker, Madison;
276. Forman Mills, Pennsauken;
277. Allied Building Products, East Rutherford;
366. Dun & Bradstreet, Short Hills;
368. Zoetis, Florham Park;
388. Panalpina World Transport, Morristown;
396. GAF Materials, Parsippany;
405. York Risk Services Group, Parsippany;
443. QuickChek, Whitehouse Station.

To determine the rankings, Forbes and Statista surveyed 30,000 American’s working for businesses with 1,000 plus employees. Respondents were asked to rate on a scale of zero to 10 how likely they would recommend their employer to others. They survey also asked respondents to nominate organizations in industries outside their own.