Forbes unveiled their list of America’s Best Employers for 2015 and several Arizona companies ranked high on the list of the 500 companies recognized across 25 industries. A few of these companies have their headquarters in Arizona while the others on the list have a strong presence and employ a large number of people in the state of Arizona.
According to Forbes, the methodology to determine the 500 employers were chosen based on an independent survey by Statista.com. where 20,000 American employees working for large U.S. companies and institutions (minimum headcount: 2,500) and U.S. divisions of international firms were surveyed. They were asked anonymously through several online panels if they would recommend their employer, or any other employers in their industry, as a potential candidate. The mix of respondents (gender, age, region, educational level, and ethnicity) in the sample was to represent the overall U.S. workforce.
Let’s start with the two Arizona organizations with headquarters here…
The first standout Arizona employer is the University of Arizona (UA), located in Tucson, AZ, coming in at #83.
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The second Arizona-based company is Honeywell Aerospace, located in Phoenix, ranked at #440.
Other notable companies that have a strong presence in the Grand Canyon State are:
- Raytheon #356
- Motorola #501
- Pearson #503