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Michigan companies rank as best to 'work for' in US

January 20, 2014
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Plante Moran employees gather to eat together during the firm’s Detroit Tigers “opening day celebration.” Photo via fb.com

Four Michigan companies rank among Fortune’s 100 “Best Companies to Work For” in the U.S.

Michigan’s “Best Companies to Work For”

5. Quicken Loans, Detroit
23. Plante Moran, Southfield
42. Stryker, Kalamazoo
52. Credit Acceptance, Southfield

Kalamazoo-based Stryker made the ranking for the fourth year in a row.

"Our commitment to growing talent and building on the strengths of our culture is stronger than ever and remains critical to our success," said Steve Benscoter, vice president, human resources.

Benscoter said the ranking “would not be possible without the contributions of all of our employees."

Plante Moran, which made the ranking for the 16th consecutive year, is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year and said this was a great way to start the celebration.

“This a truly sweet beginning to 2014," said Gordon Krater, CPA, Plante Moran managing partner.

HR practices

Plante Moran noted last week that several workplace policies have contributed to its continued success as a great place to work.

On their first day, new hires are assigned a team partner and an experienced colleague or "buddy" to encourage and sustain long-term relationships and promote professional development and personal satisfaction.

A committee researches and recommends programs and policies that address and support balance-of-life issues, such as on-site childcare on Saturday during tax season.

The company has a diversity council and several affinity groups, including an LGBT resource group.

Plante Moran also runs a Women in Leadership initiative to attract, retain, develop and advance women into leadership positions across the national firm.

Top 5 “Best Companies to Work For”

1. Google, Mountain View, Calif.
2. SAS, Cary, N.C.
3. The Boston Consulting Group, Boston
4. Edward Jones, St. Louis
5. Quicken Loans, Detroit

Source: Fortune, 2014

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