Memphis has a reputation as a great place to live, play and work. Let’s just talk about that last one for a second, because Memphis has never been a city to shy away from the hustle. That’s why our city has become a destination for dreamers and entrepreneurs—anyone with a vision and the determination to make it a reality. It’s also the reason why four Memphis businesses were recently ranked among the best places to work in America.
Every year, Fortune magazine names the 100 Best Companies to Work For, and we are so proud of the organizations that made the 2018 list! If you’re looking for a job in Memphis, you might want to hit up one of these:
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Ranked at No. 57, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital employs 4,355 people in Memphis. When asked about the high corporate morale, employees pointed to personable leaders and an understanding of how important their jobs are. Moreover, many reported genuinely looking forward to work every day, and noted that St. Jude’s mission—helping children with serious illness—makes the hospital an incredibly gratifying place to work. Other benefits of working for St. Jude include subsidized childcare, an on-site gym and a strict non-discrimination policy.
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare employs 11,402 people at several locations in and around Memphis, and was ranked at No. 91 on this year’s list—up from No. 92 last year. Employees were quick to point to the “extraordinary” culture as one of the qualities that make Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare such a great place to work, along with the organization’s commitment to diversity (minorities make up more than 46 percent of the workforce). This healthcare company had 690 job openings as of January 2018, so step right up.
Headquartered in Memphis, FedEx was bumped up from No. 99 on last year’s list to No. 94 in 2018. The company employs 281,933 people worldwide, with perks including college tuition reimbursement, fully paid sabbaticals and health insurance for part-timers. In addition to FedEx being a great place to work, many of its employees take pride in the company’s dedication to charitable causes. Did you know FedEx has committed to donate $200 million to 200 communities by 2020?
Since the Baker Donelson law firm was founded in 1888, it has branched out considerably. It now employs nearly 1,500 people in offices all over the Southeast—but it still proudly has its headquarters in Memphis. Baker Donelson took the No. 96 spot on this year’s list, with employees citing generous salaries, generous perks and total trust in management as some of their favorite things about the job. Notably, some also described an atmosphere in which “competition and rivalry do not exist.” Sounds good to us!
Memphis offers all the benefits of a big city with the personality of a small town. It’s this combination of a business-friendly attitude and a family-friendly philosophy that has made it a hub for major companies, as well as a destination for those who want to start their own businesses. Here’s to your Memphis enterprise being named one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For next year!
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