If you’re looking for a new line of work, or you’re considering a move to Memphis and will need a new employer, you can apply to work at hundreds of fantastic businesses. Some of these are large corporations; others are startups with a bright future. Memphis is also a great destination to start your own business. However, if you want to know the best of the best companies to work for, at least in terms of quality of life and benefits offered by Fortune 100 companies, here are some of the top options in the city of Memphis, as reported by TripSavvy.


When it comes to athletic sportswear and shoes, no other company on the planet can compete with the likes of Nike. While a number of corporate Nike locations are spread around the country, Memphis is home to its largest distribution center in the world. Nike identified Memphis as an excellent location to set up shop, thanks to its mostly centralized shipping location. It can send out orders easily to reach major hubs like New York, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Dallas and others within a day, and it can hit spots on the West Coast without taking too much more time (and without expediting shipments). This isn’t possible if Nike set its distribution center in New Jersey or Georgia.

When working with Nike, you have access to the in-house fitness center (which you’d better believe is state of the art), and there is an on-site child care facility to make it easier on working parents.


This company is the largest medical device manufacturer in the world (again, setting up its distribution facility in a centralized location in the U.S., similar to Nike). One of the best reasons to work for Medtronic is that hourly workers earn around $45,000 annually. And if you’re salaried, it’s significantly higher.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

This is a location where you get more than just a paycheck. There is the satisfaction of knowing you’re helping children, even in the smallest way. Whether you’re working directly with children who are struggling with an illness or you’re washing floors, this is truly meaningful work with a number of excellent benefits, including compressed workweek options, tuition reimbursement, and, depending on your job, you may have telecommunication options.

Finding your new line of work

These are just some of the best Fortune 100 companies to work for in Memphis according to TripSavvy. Of course, you don’t need to apply to only the biggest corporations in Memphis. You should always keep in mind what your passions are and seek out a line of work that connects with you and what you want to do professionally. Thankfully, there are plenty of options here in Memphis. And you’re always welcome to set up shop and begin your own startup as well.

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