Georgia's 10 best employers for 2019, according to Forbes

Georgia's 10 best employers for 2019, according to Forbes

A photo of downtown Atlanta.

Each year, Forbes teams up with market research company Statista to rank the best places to work for women, for diversity and even for new college graduates.

This year, Forbes added a list: America’s best employers by state.

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Costco earned the most top spots, ranking No. 1 in nine states. Google ranked No. 1 in three states. Seven of Georgia’s top 10 are headquartered in the state, with five of those in Atlanta. Three are health care institutes.

Georgia’s top 10

No. 1: Google

Employees: 72,053

Headquarters: Mountain View, California

CEO:Sundar Pichai

Employees: 14,272

Headquarters: Atlanta

CEO: Claire E. Sterk

No. 3: Shaw Industries

Employees: 20,000

Headquarters: Dalton

CEO: Vance D. Bell

No. 4: QuikTrip

Employees: 21,802

Headquarters: Tulsa, Oklahoma

CEO: Chester Cadieux III

No. 5: Home Depot

Employees: 413,000

Headquarters: Atlanta

CEO: Craig Menear

Employees: Not available

Headquarters: Savannah

CEO: Mark Burns

Employees: Not available

Headquarters: Atlanta

CEO: Kevin Brown

Employees: 17,000

Headquarters: Atlanta

CEO: Jonathan S. Lewin

Employees: 193,000

Headquarters: Lakeland, Florida

CEO: Randall T. Jones

No. 10: Shepherd Center

Employees: Not available

Headquarters: Atlanta

CEO: Sarah Morrison

You can check out all 56 companies that made the Georgia list here. Just use the drop down menu to select Georgia.

Methodology

According to Forbes' website: To determine the list, Statista surveyed 50,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 500 employees. All the surveys were anonymous, allowing participants to openly share their opinions. The respondents were asked to rate, on a scale of zero to 10, how likely they'd be to recommend their employer to others. Statista then asked respondents to nominate organizations in industries outside their own. The number of businesses ranked in each state was dependent on two factors—the number of qualifying employers and the size of the state's workforce—and those with operations in more than one state had the opportunity to be listed multiple times. The final list ranks the 1,430 employers that received the greatest number of recommendations in each of the 50 states as well as the District of Columbia.