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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Three Michigan Companies in Top 100

Here is a report from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation:

Three Michigan companies earn spot on national “100 Best Companies to Work for” list

Three of the 100 best companies to work for in the United States are right here in Michigan, according to Fortune magazine in its 16th annual survey of top-rated workplaces in the United States.
Quicken Loans, Plante Moran and Stryker are featured in Fortune’s “Top 100 Best Companies to Work for” list, the magazine’s benchmark study, the most extensive employee survey in corporate America.
“These three world-class companies – Quicken, Plante Moran and Stryker – are great employers in our state and have clearly earned their place on this list,” said Gov. Rick Snyder. “We applaud their corporate leadership in workplace satisfaction and as stewards of our state’s business culture. These companies demonstrate what makes Michigan a great place for growing businesses and our continued efforts for more and better jobs.”
About the companies:

Quicken Loans, Detroit – Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest online home lender and third largest retail mortgage lender, is no. 10 on Fortune’s list. Quicken Loans offers its employees many perks, including Razor scooters, pinball machines, gaming systems and Ping-Pong tables.  This is Quicken Loans’ 10th consecutive year on the list.


Plante Moran, Southfield – Plante Moran, one of the nation’s largest certified public accounting and business advisory firms, came in at no. 25. Plante Moran provides its staff with volunteer opportunities that increase the well-being of individuals in their communities, giving employees a sense of accomplishment through contributions of time and talent. This is the 15th consecutive year Plante Moran has been named to Fortune’s list.


Stryker, Kalamazoo – Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies. According to Fortune, Stryker is a great place to work because it keeps things light by offering Ping-Pong tables on-site and having "pie-your-manager" competitions. Coming in at no. 61, Stryker has earned a spot on the Fortune list for three consecutive years.
Fortune’s survey looks at attitudes about management's credibility, job satisfaction and camaraderie. It also 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.
To choose the top 100 companies, Fortune partners with the Great Place to Work Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. This year’s survey looked at 259 companies and included responses from more than 277,000 employees.
Any company that is at least five years old and has more than 1,000 U.S. employees is eligible. The deadline for applying for next year's list is July 1, 2013. For an online nomination form, visit the Great Place to Work Institute.
Rogers City has some companies that are reputed to be great employers; although, based on the criteria above, none are eligible to apply for this list.

Here is a list of some great companies to work for in Rogers City:  Carmeuse Lime and Stone (Rogers City Plant),  Plath's Meats, Rogers City Rehab Hospital, Rogers City Area Schools, and--dare I say it--the City of Rogers City. 

I wish the City could employ more workers because I think City jobs are good jobs, the workers are productive, and we do important work.  However, the City must live within its means so that the community will be prosper for decades to come. 

Of course, Moran Iron will be opening a Rogers City operation in the near future--they too are a company that has a reputation as a great employer.

If you feel I have left off a company in Rogers City that deserves recognition as a great place to work, please let me know.  

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