DALLAS — When you think of what makes a great employer, what comes to mind?
Maybe it's the pay and benefits, or perhaps the morale and culture of the workplace. Does your employer do a good job at motivating you, combating burnout and helping ensure your safety and well-being?
Companies across America have had to navigate these waters, while also trying to turn a profit in the middle of a pandemic. There are so many factors that go into what makes a great employer just that, and everyone puts more emphasis on one thing than another.
Forbes – for its fourth year running – has surveyed workers in America to determine the best workplaces by state. The publication partnered with market research company Statista to anonymously survey 70,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 500 employees, allowing participants the opportunity to speak more freely about their opinion of their employers.
Forbes took the responses and compiled 51 lists – one for each state, plus the District of Columbia – of the best employers in those states. When looking at Texas' list, there were a number of Dallas-Fort Worth area employers that cracked the state's top 50.
Here's a look at which DFW employers made the Forbes list:
- No. 7: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas)
- No. 16: University of Texas at Dallas (Richardson)
- No. 17: Southwest Airlines (Dallas)
- No. 18: Lewisville Independent School District (Lewisville)
- No. 19: GM Financial (Fort Worth)
- No. 21: The City of Plano (Plano)
- No. 27: CHRISTUS Health (Irving)
- No. 37: Methodist Health System (Dallas)
- No. 47: Atmos Energy (Dallas)
Other employers that were listed outside the top 50 included: Celanese (No. 50), RealPage (No. 58), Neiman Marcus Group (No. 60), Outreach Health Services (No. 62), Alcon (No. 64), Parkland Health & Hospital System (No. 66), Texas Instruments (No. 68), Toyota North America (No. 71) and Mansfield Independent School District (No. 80).
Texas' top employer, according to the Forbes survey, was NASA.
Check out the full Texas list on Forbes here.
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