Forbes magazine has ranked Michelin North America Inc. as the best large employer in the U.S. for 2018.
The company is notable as being French rather than American and it’s the only foreign company on the top-10 list. Michelin was in 34th position in last year’s ranking and it soared to first place in 2018.
It’s been praised by its employees for having a competitive salary coupled with extensive benefits including higher than average health insurance and a generous vacation allowance.
Trader Joes comes a very close second with 9.80 and Google, well-known as a perk palace, rounds off the top three. Inside the top-15, the most common industries in the Best Large Employers ranking are in the healthcare & social, education and tech sectors. You can browse the full ranking here.
“At Michelin, our dedication to our workforce is best defined by two key words: We care,” says David Stafford, Chief Human Resources Officer. “From candidate to new-hire to long-term employee, Michelin provides experiences that empower its people to make a difference and be proud of where they work. Michelin is honored by this recognition.”
In the annual listing from Forbes, “America’s Best Large Employers” are ranked based on an independent survey from a sample of more than 30,000 U.S. employees working for companies with at least 1,000 people. Employees are given the opportunity to openly share anonymous feedback on a series of topics, including working conditions, salary, potential for development, and company image.
Michelin has more than 20,000 employees in the U.S. and Canada. (In the automotive category, Tenneco Inc. was No. 249, Continental AG was No. 332, and Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. was No. 499.)
“At Michelin, people come for a job but stay for a career,” says Stafford. “In an increasingly competitive job market, Michelin understands the value of providing training and career development, a culture that also attracts mid-career transfers to Michelin because they are seeking opportunities to grow and advance. In fact, up to 50 percent of managers in Michelin’s manufacturing locations were promoted from hourly positions.”