Esri makes Forbes list of best employers

Zimmer Biomet named to Forbes Best Large Employers list

Among U.S. employers with 5,000 or more workers, four Kansas City area companies earned a "best employers" ranking by Forbes magazine. Compassion ranks number 40 on the list, the highest ranked Colorado-based company in the category, and sits among 300 employers nationwide chosen for the award. The university has about 1,800 full-time faculty and staff members.

It was previously ranked No. 132 in the 2015 Forbes list. Divisions of the company in Austria, Mexico and Russian Federation were also recently named great places to work by organizations in those countries.

For university spokesperson Stuart Summers, who's worked at ISU for seven years, the ranking only reinforces what university employees already knew.

"When it comes down to it, being able to work alongside so many dedicated people makes ISU a great place to work", Summers said.


Amtrak has been recognized as a top USA employer by Forbes magazine. Costco tops the list of larger employers.

In addition to the Forbes award, UPS in 2017 was also recognized as one of the world's most ethical companies for the eleventh consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute.

Participation in the survey was voluntary and anonymous. According to Forbes, to ensure credibility, respondents were not contacted through their employers, and participants were unaware of the survey's intent.

Other Connecticut employers that made the list include: Sikorsky in Stratford (No. 58); Yale University in New Haven (No. 113); Charter Communications (No. 119), Synchrony Financial (No. 299) and Pitney Bowes (No. 394) in Stamford; Praxair (No. 203) in Danbury; Boehringer Ingelheim (No. 469) in Ridgefield and XPO Logistics (No. 487) in Greenwich.

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