SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE have announced their annual ranking of the country's Best Workplaces for Women. Employee survey results from the winners showed that companies where women are thriving also tend to offer better workplace experiences for all employees.
The Top 10 Workplaces for Women:
3.) Edward Jones
5.) Cooley LLP
10.) Delta Air Lines
"Fair hiring, pay and benefits are just the table stakes for retaining talented people in 2017. The Best Workplaces for Women stand above competitors by creating trustworthy organizations that eliminate gaps in employees' day-to-day experience. You can see the results in healthy, dedicated teams where all co-workers thrive," said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work.
Research from Great Place to Work found:
- Consistent survey results from men and women correlated strongly with smaller gaps among other demographic groups that frequently report less-positive experiences than their colleagues. These groups include people of color, LGBT individuals, Millennials and employees at lower job or pay levels.
- Women at the Best Workplaces gave their employers higher marks for professional development. This is especially significant, as an analysis of all companies surveyed by Great Place to Work found that women's experience lagged their colleagues' even as they advanced into leadership roles.
- 95 percent of women at the winning companies described their organizations as welcoming, friendly and places they are proud to tell others about.
- 93 percent of all employees at the Best Workplaces said customers would rate their organizations' service as "excellent".
About the Best Workplaces for Women
The ranking considered surveys of more than 400,000 U.S. employees at Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations, assessing them on:
- Key metrics for a great workplace. Great Place to Work analyzed how women rated their organizations in more than 50 areas, including respect, fairness, management and camaraderie.
- Gender comparison. The ranking considered women's survey results compared to their colleagues to ensure women had as positive an experience as men. This considered an index of factors where women often lag their peers, such as access to meaningful work, fair pay and plans for a future with their organizations.
- Consistent experiences in a diverse group. Great Place to Work also analyzed demographic patterns to ensure companies created great workplaces for all women, regardless of who they are or what jobs they do.
Surveys were conducted anonymously at each organization and women's results achieved at least a 95 percent confidence level and a 7 percent margin of error or less. Organizations needed to employ at least 50 women to be considered.
To find out more about becoming Great Place to Work-Certified and recognized on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit Greatplacetowork.com.
About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, women, diversity, small & medium companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps its clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.
In March 2018, Great Place to Work will publish a new book, "A Great Place to Work for All: Better for Business, Better for People, Better for the World".
SOURCE Great Place to Work