3 N.J. companies on Fortune’s 100 Best Places to Work

Three New Jersey companies made the list of Fortune’s 100 Best Places to Work, which was released Tuesday:

Fortune, using the people analytics firm Great Place to Work, surveyed more than half a million employees on issues including how trustworthy, caring and fair the company is in times of crises; employees’ physical, emotional and financial health; and the company’s broader community impact.

Fortune said the analysis revealed strong links between positive employee opinions and how employees witnessed their senior leaders and direct managers during the crisis.

Seventy-one percent of winning workplaces scored better than in pre-pandemic times, increasing employees’ experiences of workplace trust an average of three percentage points.

A number of other companies that have a strong New Jersey presence also were cited:

  • No. 21: Comcast NBC Universal (Pennsylvania);
  • No. 22: Bank of America (North Carolina);
  • No. 34: Deloitte (New York);
  • No. 38: PricewaterhouseCoopers (New York);
  • No. 39: KPMG (New York);
  • No. 41: EY (New York).

And here is the overall Top 10:

  1. Cisco (California);
  2. Salesforce (California);
  3. Hilton (Virginia);
  4. Wegmans (Texas);
  5. Rocket Cos. (Michigan);
  6. UKG (Florida);
  7. Texas Health Resources (Texas);
  8. Camden Property Trust (Texas);
  9. Capital One (Virginia);
  10. American Express (New York).

In a typical year, Fortune said 75% of each company’s score is based on confidential employee feedback and 25% is based on its analysis of a company’s essay questions describing its programs and practices.

This year, Fortune said it changed the essay question to focus on actions taken specifically in response to the challenges of 2020. The survey collected more than 100 data points regarding each company’s employee demographics and HR programs and practices. Fortune said it weighted 40% of this year’s score on how each company stepped up to support their people and communities, taking into account how significantly they were impacted by the pandemic; and 60% on employees’ confidential survey responses.

Fortune said particular attention was paid to how employees’ experiences varied depending on their job role, gender, race/ethnicity, payroll status and other characteristics to ensure that the company is creating a great workplace for all.

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