CHARLOTTE, NC — From all-expense-paid trips to enormous bonuses, great perks and benefits, these companies are the best to work for in the United States. Fortune just released its 2018 list of 100 Best Companies To Work For, and two North Carolina-based companies snagged a spot, along with more than a dozen companies with Illinois locations.

This time around, the state’s highest-ranking employer is Raleigh-based Kimley-Horn, which came in at No. 10 nationwide, up one spot from a year ago. The planning and engineering services company spoils its staff with "an unheard-of two-toone 401(k) match, profit sharing, and fully paid health care," according to Fortune. "Workers are also encouraged to create their own mini-practice, choosing locations and exploring new markets."

As of this month, Kimley-Horn has 385 job openings, according to Fortune.

Next on the list for North Carolina is SAS, an information technology company based in Cary that was ranked No. 37. Says Fortune, "The headquarters of this software company is a ‘sacred ground for analytics’ and doesn’t skimp on perks. Amenities include a medical center, fitness facilities, a bakery, and cafeĢs (‘SAS pizza’ for takeout on Fridays is a favorite). With an entire department dedicated to work/life balance, the company ‘lets people put family first.’"

As of this month, SAS has 199 job openings, according to Fortune.


To be considered for the list, a company has to have at least 1000 employees, according to Fortune. The list measured companies in the U.S. on characteristics like innovation and people-focused programs. Fortune scores each company on an analysis of anonymous employee responses to a survey along with an evaluation of company programs and practices.

Fortune said it received feedback from more than 315,000 employees to determine the winners.Here’s the top 10 companies on the list:

Salesforce Wegmans Food Markets Ultimate Software The Boston Consulting Group Edward Jones Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Workday Genentech Hyatt Kimley-Horn

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