America's best employers? A handful of them are right here in Texas. Forbes has released its list of the best employers for 2017, featuring several Lone Star companies, including one in San Antonio.
The business magazine teamed up with Statista to survey 30,000 U.S. workers, asking how likely they were to recommend working for their organization to friends and family. The final ranking honed in on companies with 5,000 or more employees.
San Antonio-based United Services Automobile Association ranks fifth overall. The company employs 28,000 people and serves a whopping 11 million members across the globe. (The financial services giant also boasts nice perks for those employees.)
Two Houston healthcare organizations land in the top 10: Memorial Hermann Health System (No. 4) and MD Anderson Cancer Center (No. 6). In addition to saving lives, the two employ a combined 45,000 people.
The City of Austin, No. 9, is the highest ranking government service on Forbes' list (next is NASA, at No. 37). And at No. 11 is North Texas-based The Container Store, the third best retailer on the list.
Nationally, the three best companies to work for are Costco, Google, and REI, all of which employ Texans (as do Facebook and Trader Joe's, which rank No. 13 and No. 16, respectively).