Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) has been named one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” by FORTUNE magazine for the fourth year in a row. MBUSA is the highest ranked company based out of New Jersey and the only auto manufacturer to make the list at No. 30. The complete 16th annual survey is available today online at Fortune.com and will appear in the February 4 issue of FORTUNE magazine.
FORTUNE’s top ten included Google, Inc. at No. 1, SAS, CHG Healthcare Services, The Boston Consulting Group, Inc., Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., NetApp, Hilcorp Energy Company, Edward Jones, Ultimate Software and Camden Property Trust coming in 10th.
“We are delighted this marks our fourth year on FORTUNE’s list, highlighting the great people, teamwork and culture we value here at MBUSA,” said Steve Cannon, President and CEO, MBUSA. “Together we were able to make 2012 a year of record-breaking sales, with increases across the board at Mercedes-Benz, Sprinter and smart. We aim to deliver a world-class customer experience in all that we do. Being recognized by our employees as a best company affirms that we are able to offer this same quality experience internally as we are externally.”
To pick the 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune partners with the Great Place to Work Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America: 259 firms participated in this year’s survey. More than 277,000 employees at those companies responded to a survey created by the institute, a global research and consulting firm operating in 45 countries around the world. Two-thirds of a company’s score is based on the results of the institute’s Trust Index survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. The survey asks questions related to their attitudes about management’s credibility, job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third is based on responses to the institute’s Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, methods of internal communication, training, recognition programs, and diversity efforts. After evaluations are completed, if news about a company comes to light that may significantly damage employees’ faith in management, we may exclude it from the list. Any company that is at least five years old and has more than 1,000 U.S. employees is eligible.