Nearly 20 businesses in Mississippi have been featured on Forbes’ recent list of “America’s Best Employers By State.”
Forbes’ list includes results from an anonymous survey taken by approximately 70,000 employees at companies in all 50 states that have a minimum of 500 workers.
The results selected the top companies that had the majority of workers state that they are extremely or very satisfied with their jobs, with the final tally totaling 17 employers in Mississippi alone.
In the survey, each employee was asked if they would recommend their employer to others, as well as to evaluate the company based on working conditions, diversity, compensation packages, potential for development, company image, and more.
Forbes added that a total of 1,392 organizations made at least one state list while 269 ranked in multiple states.
Here’s this year’s list of best employers by rank in Mississippi:
|1||NASA||17,330||Washington, D.C.||Bill Nelson||Aerospace & Defense||1958|
|2||Mississippi State University||5,216||Mississippi State, Mississippi||Mark E. Keenum||Education||1878|
|3||HII||43,000||Newport News, Virginia||Christopher D. Kastner||Aerospace & Defense||2011|
|4||MGM Resorts||65,000||Las Vegas, Nevada||William Joseph Hornbuckle IV||Travel & Leisure||1986|
|5||Caterpillar||109,100||Deerfield, Illinois||Donald James Umpleby III||Engineering, Manufacturing||1925|
|6||University of Southern Mississippi||Hattiesburg, Mississippi||Rodney Bennett||Education||1910|
|7||University of Mississippi Medical Center||10,000||Jackson, Mississippi||Glenn F. Boyce||Healthcare & Social||1955|
|8||Nissan Motor||134,114||Smyrna, Tennessee||Makoto Uchida||Automotive||1933|
|9||Entergy||12,000||New Orleans, Louisiana||Drew Marsh||Utilities||1913|
|10||Desoto County School District||4,165||Hernando, Mississippi||Education||1871|
|11||Target||440,000||Minneapolis, Minnesota||Brian C. Cornell||Retail and Wholesale||1902|
|12||United States Department of Defense||3,400,000||Arlington County, Virginia||Lloyd J. Austin III||Government Services||1947|
|13||University of Mississippi Main Campus||10,000||Lafayette, Mississippi||Glenn Boyce||Education||1844|
|14||St. Dominic Hospital||Jackson, Mississippi||Kristin Wolkart||Healthcare & Social||1946|
|15||North Mississippi Medical Center||7,200||Tupelo, Mississippi||Michael S. Spees||Healthcare & Social||1937|
|16||Hancock Whitney Bank||4,005||Gulfport, Mississippi||John M. Hairston||Banking and Financial Services||1899|
|17||Rankin County School District||2,312||Brandon, Mississippi||Shane Sanders||Education||1940|
|18||Amazon||1,541,000||Seattle, Washington||Andrew R. Jassy||Retail and Wholesale||1994|