21 October 2009

Fortune: Best Michigan Companies To Work For


When Fortune Magazine published its annual list of the 100 Best Companies To Work For, there were a handful of Michigan companies listed in the 2009 edition. Here are the Fortune 'snapshots' of those companies:

Herman Miller (furniture) -- Headquartered in Zeeland, with additional locations in Spring Lake, and Holland, Michigan

4,292 U.S. Employees
Rank: 89 (Previous rank: 96)
What makes it so great?
Layoffs at the furniture maker were minimized by generous voluntary separation packages: 3 weeks pay for every year of service.
Headquarters: 855 East Main Avenue
Zeeland, MI 49464
2007 revenue ($ millions): 20,120


Plante and Moran (accounting) --
Headquartered in Southfield, with additional locations in Auburn Hills, and Grand Rapids, Michigan

820 U.S. Employees
Rank: 42 (Previous rank: 44)
What makes it so great?
Who said accountants don't have any fun? ­Employees from all 17 offices gather one day every year to hear updates on the firm and mingle. Latest event was attended by more than 1,200 staff members.
Headquarters: 27400 Northwestern Highway
Southfield, MI 48033
2007 revenue ($ millions): 286

Quicken Loans -- Headquartered in Livonia, with additional locations in Southfield, and Farmington Hills, Michigan

2,099 U.S. Employees
Rank: 29 (Previous rank: 2)
What makes it so great?
The industry took a huge hit, but mortgage lender Quicken still offers perks (like short days once a week) that many companies in thriving industries don't.
Headquarters: 20555 Victor Parkway
Livonia, MI 48152
2007 revenue ($ millions): 626

S.C. Johnson & Son (household products) -- Headquartered in Racine, Wisconsin, additional location in Bay City, Michigan

440 U.S. Employees
Rank: 81 (Previous rank: 27)
What makes it so great?
In the midst of the financial crisis CEO Fisk Johnson sent a cheer-up card to every employee announcing a two-day extension of the annual holiday break.
Headquarters: 1525 Howe Street
Racine, WI 53403
2007 revenue ($ millions): 8,000

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