WWT Makes Forbes America's Best Midsize Employers 2017 List

WWT Ranks #50 on Forbes America's Best Midsize Employers 2017 list out of 800 employers.

May 11, 2017 2 minute read

Posted by Forbes on May 11, 2017:

Each year, Forbesseeks to discover which companies operating in the U.S. today are best at making their employees feel happy, inspired, and well-compensated. We round up the top 800 in a ranking we call our “Best Employers.”

With the help of our research partner, Statista– a massive statistics database and consumer research firm based in Hamburg, Germany – we formed and divided our roster of best employers into two categories: large ones with more than 5,000 employees, and midsize with between 1,000 and 5,000 workers. For a quick look at the top 20 midsize companies, check out our slideshow above.

For a look at the list of larger companies, read our report on America’s Best Employers.

In compiling the data for both the large and midsize companies lists, Statista surveyed 30,000 employees in total. Respondents were not consulted via their employers but anonymously through several online panels. That assured that they could divulge their opinions free of company influence and without fear that their responses would become known to their employers or colleagues.

The most weighted question asked of survey respondents was whether they would recommend their own company to others, on a scale of zero to 10. Respondents were also asked to divulge which other companies they either would or would not recommend, but that data did not hold as much weight, explained Klaas Seestädt, a Statista analyst who oversaw the project. Employees were also asked to rate their employers on various work factors, like pay, diversity or avenues to advancement—though these results did not affect the overall score, they were a way of gauging what a given company was doing right or wrong in gaining employee approval.

Topping the 2017 Best Midsize Employers List this year is Lush, a retail cosmetics and personal care products company that operates 200 locations in the United States but is headquartered in Poole, U.K. By the numbers, Lush, which placed 13th last year, received a score of 9.34 points out of a possible 10, showing that U.S. employees at the firm gave their employer high marks.

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