What’s the Top Workplace in America? According to a survey by WorkplaceDynamics, the U.S.’s fastest-growing employee survey company, Quicken Loans is number one on the list, followed by The Container Store and Anadarko Petroleum. The survey was conducted in conjunction with 30 major newspapers across America. WorkplaceDynamics polled over 1,000,000 employees, from 872 companies with a thousand or more employees, to create the definitive list of Top Workplaces in America.
The employee survey uses a proprietary set of 22 questions to rank companies. According to employees who completed the survey, this year Quicken Loans won thanks to:
A zest for unearthing and implementing ideas: “Quicken Loans truly allows the team members to voice their opinions which is huge. If you have an idea you are allowed to speak up and have your idea voted upon by the team members.” The company’s commitment to working efficiently and serving clients well: “It’s day in and day out. We aren’t just efficient here and there; we strive to do it every day in every aspect of the company.”
The following is a list of the top ten companies in the 2013 National Top Workplaces rankings:
- Quicken Loans, Detroit, MI:
Quicken Loans Inc. is the nation’s largest online retail mortgage lender. Quicken moved up from #2 to #1 on this year’s list.
- The Container Store, Coppell, TX:
A repeat winner that was #1 on last year’s list, The Container Store is a nationwide storage and organization retail store devoted to helping people simplify their lives.
- Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, The Woodlands, TX:
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation is among the largest independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies in the world. It moves up from #4 on last year’s list.
- Park Place Dealerships, Dallas, TX:
Park Place Dealerships is a chain of 11 new and pre-owned luxury car dealerships in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
- EOG Resources, Inc., Houston, TX:
EOG Resources is one of the largest independent (non-integrated) crude oil and natural gas companies in the United States.
- Pioneer Natural Resources, Irving, TX:
Pioneer Natural Resources is a large independent exploration and production company focused on delivering competitive and sustainable results.
- Mattress Firm, Houston, TX:
Mattress Firm is a specialty bedding retailer with the largest geographic footprint in the United States among multi-brand mattress specialty retailers.
- Coyote Logistics, Chicago, IL:
Coyote Logistics is a rapidly-growing North American shipping and logistics company.
- Keller Williams Realty, Austin, TX:
Keller Williams Realty, Inc. moves up a spot, from #10 to #9. The Austin-based real estate franchise company has more than 80,000 real estate agents, operating in approximately 690 offices across the United States and Canada.
- NuStar Energy L.P., San Antonio, TX:
Also returning to the list from last year is NuStar Energy, which has 90 terminal and storage facilities that store and distribute crude oil, refined products and specialty liquids; and two asphalt refineries and a fuels refinery.
This year’s list reflects the strength of America’s petroleum exploration and production industry, which is going through a significant growth spurt. Oil and gas placed four companies in the 2013 top ten. There are only two technology companies in the top 50, which is surprising given the industry’s reputation for being cutting-edge and sensitive to employee needs. The full list of 150 companies and additional research is available here.