Forbes America’s Best Large Employers 2023 features mix of industries; health care organizations dominate

Rutgers, BMW Group, American Express Global Business Travel and Johnson & Johnson crack Top 100

For the second year in a row, hospital systems and medical centers dominated the top of Forbes’ annual list of America’s Best Large Employers. Health care organizations took eight of the Top 25 slots in the rankings and made up 20% of the Top 100.

To compile the list, Forbes partnered with the market research firm Statista, which surveyed about 45,000 workers at American companies and institutions with more than 5,000 employees. Participants were asked if they would recommend their current employers to friends and family (on a scale of 0 to 10), and to cite any other employer they would also recommend. The final list ranks the 500 companies that received the most recommendations.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology ranked No. 1 on the Large Employers list. Universities took 12 more of the Top 100 spots;

Houston Methodist was No. 2 and the Mayo Clinic was No. 3. Cincinnati Children’s also made the Top 10 at No. 10.

The rest of the leaders on the Large Employers list featured a mix of industries: insurance (BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee at No. 4), retail and wholesale (grocery store chain H-E-B, No. 5), higher education (University of Kentucky, No. 6), banking and financial (Fidelity Investments, No. 7), information technology, internet and software (Microsoft, No. 8) and restaurants (In-N-Out Burger, No. 9).

Those from New Jersey on the list include:

No. 64: Rutgers University
No. 66: BMW Group
No. 73: American Express Global Business Travel
No. 97: Johnson & Johnson
No. 126: Merck & Co.
No. 171: Prudential Financial
No. 183: TD Bank
No. 198: Public Service Enterprise Group
No. 200: Chanel
No. 278: ADP
No. 279: Chubb
No. 281: Novartis
No. 286: Ascena Retail Group
No. 343: Bayer
No. 362: Catalent
No. 370: BD
No. 390: 22nd Century Technologies
No. 392: NFI Industries
No. 433: Quest Diagnostics
No. 451: State of New Jersey
No. 459: Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
No. 474: Bausch Health Cos