100 Best Workplaces for Millennials
Posted by Kim Peters
on June 23 2015
Where are millennials happiest at work? My colleagues and I at Great Place to Work® and Fortune decided to ask Gen Y employees themselves, and the result is our 2015 list of the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials in the U.S.
Millennials’ top picks include some names you’d expect – Google and Twitter rank in the top third, for example – but the financial services and insurance, professional services and construction industries also have a strong showing, with family-owned Power Home Remodeling Group taking the top slot.
The list is based on the anonymous responses of nearly 90,000 millennials to the Trust Index©, Great Place to Work®’s employee assessment survey, and is the most recent in a series of rankings by Great Place to Work® and Fortune based entirely on employee surveys from published Great Place to Work® Reviews.
In addition to revealing the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials, the survey data shows that these companies stand out with regard to profit sharing and pay, shared decision-making and fair promotions for Gen Y employees.
Of the 58 statements on the Trust Index© survey, the following three show the greatest difference between winners and other participants, according to their own staff.
Gen Y employees also report that the companies on this list are fundamentally trustworthy organizations: their managers are honest and committed to clear communication, people are treated with respect as professionals and as individuals with lives outside work, and employees can count on a level playing field in the organization. Employees also say these workplaces offer many chances to have fun and connect with their colleagues on a human level and that staff are proud of what they do as individuals and as an organization.
Top millennial workplace Power Home Remodeling Group rates highly across all these factors, according to their Gen Y team members. Employees say Power Home offers approachable, straight-talking leaders, plentiful career support, and an overall environment that is “unprecedented” in its positivity and encouragement. One frequently cited example of the company’s unusual commitment to recognizing and respecting everyone in the company is its year-end company trip: Power Home pays for every employee – and a guest of their choosing – to enjoy a free four- or five-day team vacation to a tropical location each year.
“I will not work anywhere else as long as this company is run the way it has been since I arrived,” one Power Home Gen Y employee told us. “This place is simply amazing.”
Millennials at the other top companies feel the same: 89 percent of Gen Y employees at winning workplaces have no plans to leave their companies for a long time.
For more, including the full list of the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials, see Fortune’s exclusive story at Fortune.com.