The best place to work in America isn’t Google or Costco. It’s Michelin, a tire manufacturing company headquartered in France with 19 plants across the U.S.
That’s according to a new ranking published by Forbes, which partnered with Statista, a market research company, to survey thousands of employees to determine the best employers in America.
Companies like Google and Costco — both known for their positive workplace cultures and benefits — still ranked in Forbes‘ top five, along with Trader Joe’s and Principal Financial, an investment management company. But Michelin’s meteoric rise to the top of Forbes annual list comes as it encourages employees to volunteer and fosters career development initiatives.
“I sum it up with two words: We care,” David Stafford, chief human resources officer of Michelin North America, told Forbes. “We offer a purpose-driven career with a purpose-driven company. That really resonates today, because people want to be part of a company that stands for more than just business.”