West Michigan companies rank among 'America's Best Employers'
A group of companies in the region are considered some of “America’s Best Employers.”
Based on a survey of 20,000 American workers conducted in partnership with Statista.com, Forbes released its 2015 “America’s Best Employers” ranking last month, which features three West Michigan-based businesses among 500 large organizations: Kellogg Company at No. 296; Stryker at No. 305; and Access Business Group at No. 461.
The ranking is based on the probability of an organization’s workers recommending the employer or industry to a potential employee.
The West Michigan companies represent several of the ranking's industry categories: food processing, medical equipment and business services and supplies.
With more than 30,000 employees, Battle Creek-based Kellogg also ranks No. 65 on Forbes’ 2014 “World’s Most Valuable Brands” ranking and brought in roughly $14.6 billion in sales for 2014.
With roughly $9 billion in sales and nearly 25,000 employees, Stryker, the Kalamazoo-based maker of medical equipmnent and devices, had a market cap of $30.97 billion as of May 2014.
Ada-based Access Business Group specializes in contract manufacturing for personal and home care products.
Companies included in the survey have at least 2,500 workers.
The workers were asked anonymously through a number of online panels to rank their company on a scale of zero to 10.
Other Michigan employers
A number of Michigan-based organizations also rank in this year’s “America’s Best Employers” ranking: University of Michigan Health System; state of Michigan; Ford Motor; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan; Bosch; Quicken Loans; University of Michigan Ann Arbor; Penske Automotive; Sparrow Health System; DTE Energy; Masco; Con-Way; Jackson National Life Insurance Company; General Motors; Fiat Chrysler Automobiles; and Dow Chemical.