The newly published rankings, compiled by Statista and published by Forbes magazine, has pharmaceutical giant Pfizer at the top of the list, followed by The Hartford, Marriott International, Yale University and Lockheed Martin. Rounding out Connecticut’s top 10 employers are Boehringer Ingleheim, headquartered in Ridgefield, Prudential Financial, headquartered in New Jersey, the Fairfield Public Schools, University of Connecticut and Yale New Haven Health.
To determine the state-by-state rankings list, Statista surveyed 70,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 500 employees. All the surveys were anonymous, allowing participants to openly share their opinions.
The respondents were asked to rate their employers on a variety of criteria, including safety of work environment, competitiveness of compensation, opportunities for advancement and openness to telecommuting. Statista then asked respondents how likely they’d be to recommend their employer to others, and to nominate organizations in industries outside their own.
The number of businesses ranked in each state was dependent on two factors—the number of qualifying employers and the size of the state’s workforce—and those with operations in more than one state had the opportunity to be listed multiple times.