Top 10 Happiest Companies in the US

Jan. 12, 2018
Happiness isn't just a feel-good emotional state; it's ingrained in the culture of some of the country's best-run companies.

While most people assume that tech companies have cornered the market on happy employees, a recent survey shows that happiness is pretty well dispersed throughout any number of vertical industries. For instance, despite its stranglehold on "happiness-enabling" devices such as iPhones and iPads, Apple is ranked only at 31 in the study, according to CareerBliss, which prepared the study, The Happiest Companies in America.

To develop the list, CareerBliss analyzed more than 22,000 employee-submitted company reviews. Reviews rated companies on factors such as employees’ relationship with management and the CEO, salary, work environment, advancement opportunities, job satisfaction, and overall workplace setting.

The following slides look at the highest ranking companies in the manufacturing and logistics industries (other sectors studied, not included here, include realty, insurance, financial services and software).

About the Author

Adrienne Selko | Senior Editor

Focus: Workforce, Talent 

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Bio: Adrienne Selko has written about many topics over the 17 years she has been with the publication and currently focuses on workforce development strategies. Previously Adrienne was in corporate communications at a medical manufacturing company as well as a large regional bank. She is the author of Do I Have to Wear Garlic Around My Neck? which made the Cleveland Plain Dealer's best sellers list. She is also a senior editor at Material Handling & Logistics and EHS Today

Editorial mission statement: Manufacturing is the enviable position of creating products, processes and policies that solve the world’s problems. When the industry stepped up to manufacture what was necessary to combat the pandemic, it revealed its true nature. My goal is to showcase the sector’s ability to address a broad range of workforce issues including technology, training, diversity & inclusion, with a goal of enticing future generations to join this amazing sector.

Why I find manufacturing interesting: On my first day working for a company that made medical equipment such as MRIs, I toured the plant floor. On every wall was a photo of a person, mostly children. I asked my supervisor why this was the case and he said that the work we do at this company has saved these people’s lives. “We never forget how important our work is and everyone’s contribution to that.” From that moment on I was hooked on manufacturing.

I have talked with many people in this field who have transformed their own career development to assist others. For example, companies are hiring those with disabilities, those previously incarcerated and other talent pools that have been underutilized. I have talked with leaders who have brought out the best in their workforce, as well as employees doing their best work while doing good for the world. 

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