Five Virginia companies named to Fortune’s ‘Best Companies to Work For’ list
Five Virginia companies are featured in Fortune’s 2017 list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For.”
Of the five companies, four are located in Northern Virginia (Capital One, Hilton, Mars and Navy Federal Credit Union). Glen Allen-based CarMax also made the list.
The top performer in Virginia is McLean-based Capital One, which placed 88th last year but rocketed to 17th on this year’s list. Fortune notes that Capital One has added an in-house accelerator and perks include telecommuting options, college tuition reimbursement and an employee stock purchase plan.
McLean-based Hilton moved up 30 places to claim 26th place this year. Fortune notes that Hilton has recently started paying for employees GEDs.
Navy Federal Credit Union, based in Vienna, fell three points this year moving from 44th to 47th. Incentives include discounted gym memberships and compressed workweeks.
Food and candy maker Mars jumped from 99th place to 50th. The McLean-based company’s benefits include health insurance for part-timers and college tuition reimbursement.
Carmax moved from 85th to 77th. The used-car retailer offers unlimited sick days and domestic partner benefits, among others.
The best place to work in the country continues to be Google. “For the sixth year running, Google has landed the top spot on our list of the country’s Best Companies to Work For,” Fortune said, where perks include free gourmet food, laundry services and haircuts.
Each year, Fortune partners with Great Places to Work to make the list, surveying over 230,000 employees in corporate America.