America's Best Employers 2016

  • 2016-04-19
  • Forbes

With unemployment holding steady at the eight-year low it achieved in January, competition to snag skilled job seekers is fierce and companies from coast to coast are feeling the pressure.

Employees are in the best position to say which companies and organizations are offering the strongest opportunities—so we asked them.

Working with online statistics provider Statista, Forbes asked more than 30,000 U.S. workers employed by companies with more than 5,000 staff members to determine, on a scale of zero to 10, how likely they were to recommend their employer to someone else. Further, how did they feel about the other employers in their industry?

The resulting list includes 500 employers across 25 industries–ranging from corporate giants to universities and government agencies–where employees feel right at home at the office.

Company culture proves to be a universal concern across industries on this list. Commercial real estate giant CBRE, number 15 on this year’s list, told me about how they set out to redesign their Los Angeles headquarters and, in the process, shook up the way they do business–and the business itself.