PayScale Announces New Hero Awards Program Recognizing Employers Who are Creating Work Cultures Employees Love
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PayScale Announces New Hero Awards Program Recognizing Employers Who are Creating Work Cultures Employees Love

Organizations Whose Employees are Most Satisfied Working for Them, As Voted On By Employees, Made the First “Hero Awards” List

Seattle – March 13, 2018 PayScale, Inc., the world’s leading provider of precise, on-demand compensation data and software, announces a new Hero Awards program, featuring employers who get high marks from their workforce on key employee engagement metrics. This first list highlights organizations where at least 80 percent of their employees agree or strongly agree with this statement: “I am extremely satisfied working for my employer.” Overall, PayScale examined 276,067 employee profiles from 62,501 distinct employers. These profiles were collected between November 2015 and November 2017.

“We believe it is important to recognize organizations where employees believe the right things are being done to ensure they are empowered and motivated to do their best work,” commented PayScale CEO Mike Metzger. “Consumers, citizens, partners and investors should feel good about aligning themselves with the organizations being recognized today, endorsed directly by their employees.”

Future Hero Award winners will be recognized for their efforts around other aspects of their organizational culture and business practices that positively impact employee engagement and retention and prompt their employees to rate them highly on those measures.

The list of organizations with the most satisfied employees includes small businesses up to Fortune 500 companies and spans industries from health care to tech to manufacturing. The organizations are headquartered in 41 different U.S. states plus the District of Columbia.

The organizations are:

  • First Community Bank
  • Legacy Health Systems
  • St. Luke’s Hospital and Health Network
  • Teamhealth, Inc.
  • King County
  • All Children’s Hospital
  • Infor Global Solutions
  • Patterson Dental Co
  • University of South Carolina (USC)
  • Ameren Corp
  • Aspirus
  • Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC
  • County of Santa Clara
  • Deere & Company
  • Gannett Fleming Inc.
  • Memorialcare
  • Smartsheet
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • UNC – Chapel HIll
  • AirBNB
  • All Pets Veterinary Hospital
  • American Health Network
  • American Heart Association
  • City of Los Angeles
  • Ebenezer
  • Hines Interests Ltd Partnership
  • Legacy Healthcare
  • Mccormick Taylor, Inc.
  • The Cambridge Health Alliance
  • The Learning Experience
  • Utah State University
  • Delta Air Lines Inc
  • Facebook Inc
  • Hearst Corporation
  • Texas Oncology
  • Thyssen Krupp
  • Atlantic Health Systems
  • Halifax Health
  • Idex Corporation
  • Intermountain Healthcare Corporation
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Corporation
  • PAE Government Services
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • United Way
  • Westgate Resorts
  • Balfour Beatty Construction, Inc.
  • Blizzard Entertainment
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts (MA)
  • Direct Energy
  • First Bank
  • Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
  • L Brands, Inc.
  • Navy Federal Credit Union
  • NRG Energy, Inc.
  • Red Hat, Inc.
  • Senior Lifestyle Corporation
  • The Toro Company
  • Tyler Technologies, Inc.
  • University of Texas (UT)
  • Avi-Spl, Inc
  • CaroMont Health
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Centers For Disease Control and Prevention
  • Clearwater Analytics
  • Devon Energy Corporation
  • Dow Agrosciences LLC
  • Dressbarn
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • First RF Corporation
  • Kindred Healthcare
  • Hyatt Hotels
  • Juniper Networks, Inc.
  • Knife River Corp.
  • Lamar Advertising Co
  • Magellan Health
  • Midmichigan Medical Center
  • Movement Mortgage
  • Parkland Hospital
  • Plante & Moran, Pllc
  • SKF USA, Inc.
  • St. Vincent Healthcare
  • TD Ameritrade, Inc
  • UCLA Medical Center
  • University Of Arkansas Medical Sciences
  • University of Chicago Hospitals
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • USC University Hospital
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
  • Wolverine World Wide, Inc.
  • Zillow, Inc.
  • CR Bard, Inc.
  • Genworth Financial, Inc.
  • Life Care Services LLC
  • New York Police Department (NYPD)
  • Novartis
  • Rackspace, US Inc.
  • Southcoast Hospitals Group
  • Andeavor
  • ANTHEM Health Services
  • Astrazeneca
  • Baycare Health Systems
  • Crothall Health Care
  • Drexel University
  • DRS Technologies, Inc.
  • Edward Jones Investments
  • Elliot Hospital
  • Facility Solutions Group
  • Hasbro Inc
  • Hospice Compassus
  • The Lubrizol Corporation
  • United Health Care Services
  • University of Iowa (UI)
  • Amgen Corporation
  • Arthrex, Inc.
  • Centene Corporation
  • City National Bank
  • Clemson University
  • Electronic Arts Inc.
  • Express, LLC
  • FPI Management, Inc.
  • Garmin International
  • Lennar Corporation
  • Mount Carmel Health System
  • National Park Service Park
  • North Mississippi Medical Center
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Norton Healthcare Inc.
  • Oceaneering International, Inc.
  • Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital
  • Rex Healthcare
  • SEI Investments Company
  • The Methodist Hospital
  • The Ultimate Software group, Inc
  • Thrivent Financial For Lutherans
  • Stryker Corp.
  • Head Start
  • Spectrum
  • The Travelers Companies, Inc.
  • Jacobs Engineering Group Inc
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
  • Ford Motor Company
  • H&R Block
  • Kaiser Permanente

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