Here are the 36 N.J.-based companies on Forbes’ Best-in-State Employers 2023 list

Forbes on Tuesday issued its annual America’s Best-in-State Employers 2023 list. The survey, according to Forbes, measures leading companies from around the world to identify those best-liked by employees.

New Jersey had 89 companies on Forbes’ list — but only 36 are actually headquartered in the state, while the rest are based elsewhere but with a significant presence here.

Forbes partnered with market research firm Statista to anonymously survey full- and part-time workers at companies across the U.S. with more than 500 employees. Participants were asked to evaluate their employer based on several factors including:

  • Working conditions;
  • Diversity;
  • Salary;
  • Development potential; and
  • Company image.

The rankings were also based on the surveyed employees’ willingness to recommend their own employers to friends and family. Additionally, survey participants were asked to evaluate other employers — in their respective industry — and provide feedback on how these other organizations stood out positively or negatively. 1,392 employer brands were ranked among the top employers. If applicable, brands were able to win in more than one state.

The health care and social services sector was the most represented nationally, with educational institutions coming in a close second.

New Jersey Transit ranked first in New Jersey in the “Transportation and Logistics” category. This year, NJ Transit ranked 5th among the 89 New Jersey organizations that were included in the annual rankings, up from last year’s ranking of 7th. This marks the fourth time in the last six years that NJ Transit has been recognized as one of New Jersey’s best places to work.

For the third consecutive year, Cooper University Health Care made the list, and was one of only 12 health systems on the 2023 ranking.

“For the third consecutive year, this tremendous national recognition from Forbes demonstrates the outstanding culture and workplace environment the more than 10,000 Cooper team members have created,” Kevin O’Dowd, co-CEO of Cooper University Health Care, said. “Today, we simply say thank you to each of them for their tireless dedication to serving both Cooper patients and each other.”

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Those based in the Garden State:

3. Selective Insurance, Branchville
5. New Jersey Transit, Newark
7. Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick
8. Princeton University, Princeton
9. Rutgers University, New Brunswick
11. NJM Insurance Group, West Trenton
12. Unilever, Englewood Cliffs
15. Public Service Enterprise Group, Newark
16. Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood
17. Atlantic Health System, Morristown
20. Bayada Home Health Care, Pennsauken
21. Seton Hall University, South Orange
26. Rowan University, Glassboro
33. TD Bank, Cherry Hill
34. University Hospital, Newark
35. AtlantiCare, Atlantic City
38. Weichert Realtors, Morris Plains
40. Cooper University Health Care, Camden
41. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Newark
45. Cenlar FSB, Ewing
48. Virtua, Marlton
52. ADP, Roseland
55. SHI International, Somerset
56. Kean University, Union
58. Spencer Gifts, Egg Harbor Township
61. Inspira Health Network, Mullica Hill
63. Merck & Co., Kenilworth
67. Hackensack Meridian Health, Edison
68. State of New Jersey, Trenton
75. Cognizant, Teaneck
77. Quest Diagnostics, Secaucus
80. Meridian Health, Neptune
82. Cherry Hill Public Schools, Cherry Hill
83. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Parsippany-Troy Hills
86. Jersey City Public Schools, Jersey City
89. Hunterdon Healthcare, Flemington