Newsweek recently released their annual list of America’s Greatest Workplaces. Of the 1,000 organizations recognized, 58 are located in Illinois, including 10 in DuPage and 50 in Greater Chicagoland Economic Partnership counties Cook, Lake, Will and DuPage.
More Illinois businesses were named than any other state, except for Texas, New York and California.
Companies that made the list scored high on key employee satisfaction indicators, including salary, benefits, equality, work-life balance and health, among others. While these scores indicate exceptional employee experiences, they often translate to better outcomes for businesses and customers alike.
“Employees who like their work are more productive, and these employers have lower turnover rates,” says Newsweek’s Global Editor in Chief Nancy Cooper. “By staying at companies longer, loyal employees contribute to organizational stability and consistency. Ultimately, this enhances the bottom line.
“In an economic climate where the job market remains competitive despite fears of a recession, employers who stand out as America’s Greatest Workplaces may find they have substantial advantages over their competitors.”
See which Illinois businesses made the list below – and learn more about Chicagoland’s pro-people, pro-business environment.
Meet the 58 Illinois Businesses Recognized as America’s Greatest Workplaces of 2023
|1888 Mills||DuPage||Financial and Business Services|
|AAR Corp.||DuPage||Energy, Resources and Industrials|
|Abbott||Lake||Healthcare and Services|
|Ace Hardware||DuPage||Technology, Media, Telecom|
|Adventist Health Partners||Healthcare and Services|
|Advocate Aurora Health||DuPage||Healthcare and Services|
|Aldridge Group||Lake||Energy, Resources and Industrials|
|Baxter||Lake||Healthcare and Services|
|BMO Harris||Cook||Financial and Business Services|
|C.H.I. Overhead Doors||Douglas||Energy, Resources and Industrials|
|Cabot Microelectronics||DuPage||Energy, Resources and Industrials|
|ConGlobal||DuPage||Energy, Resources and Industrials|
|Country Financial||McLean||Financial and Business Services|
|D&W Fine Pack||DuPage||Financial and Business Services|
|Discover||Lake||Financial and Business Services|
|Eagle Express Lines||Cook||Energy, Resources and Industrials|
|Exelon||Cook||Energy, Resources and Industrials|
|F&F Realty||Cook||Financial and Business Services|
|F.H. Paschen||Cook||Energy, Resources and Industrials|
|GoHealth||Cook||Financial and Business Services|
|GrubHub||Cook||Technology, Media, Telecom|
|Guaranteed Rate||Cook||Financial and Business Services|
|HCSC||Cook||Financial and Business Services|
|Hub International||DuPage||Financial and Business Services|
|IBJI||Cook||Healthcare and Services|
|Illinois Tool Works||Lake||Energy, Resources and Industrials|
|Circana||Cook||Technology, Media, Telecom|
|J.F Electric||Madison||Energy, Resources and Industrials|
|JLL||Cook||Financial and Business Services|
|Kay & Associates||Lake||Financial and Business Services|
|Kearney||Cook||Financial and Business Services|
|L&W Supply||Cook||Energy, Resources and Industrials|
|Medline||Lake||Healthcare and Services|
|Northwest Community Hospital||Cook||Healthcare and Services|
|PCA||Lake||Energy, Resources and Industrials|
|S&C Electric Company||Cook||Energy, Resources and Industrials|
|Sears Hometown Stores||Cook||Technology, Media, Telecom|
|Siemens||Cook||Energy, Resources and Industrials|
|Smith Drug Company||Sangamon||Healthcare and Services|
|United Airlines||Cook||Energy, Resources and Industrials|
|YASH Technologies||Rock Island||Technology, Media, Telecom|
|Zebra Technologies||Lake||Technology, Media, Telecom|
Greater Chicagoland Provides a Pro-People, Pro-Business Environment
DuPage County and Greater Chicagoland attract top employers with a business-friendly climate, while providing an environment that fosters a strong, healthy workforce.
DuPage is currently ranked as the #1 healthiest county in Illinois, offering access to quality health services for residents and encouraging balanced lifestyles. The Greater Chicagoland region, meanwhile, offers some of the state’s best public schools, as well as world-class arts and culture, beautiful parks, safe neighborhoods, and access to excellent public services.
Together, these factors create an environment that’s not only pro-business, but pro-people, improving employee satisfaction scores and fostering a strong workforce that, in turn, powers strong businesses.
Investing in the regional workforce has helped Chicagoland continue to attract top businesses. Site Selection Magazine recently named the Chicago region the #1 U.S. metro for business for the tenth year running. The publication also ranked DuPage as the #9 county for business growth.
Discover DuPage County’s World-Class Workforce
With a population nearly 1 million strong – and the Chicagoland talent pool right next door – the DuPage County workforce is diverse, educated, skilled, and ready for tomorrow.
Explore the Greater Chicagoland Economic Partnership
The Greater Chicagoland Economic Partnership (GCEP) is a strategic alliance of the City of Chicago and seven Northern Illinois counties: Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will. GCEP’s members work collaboratively to promote the region’s collective assets, drive investment, and empower Chicagoland to compete on a global scale.