Nearly 200 companies competed for 100 spots
This is the ninth year that Virginia Business has compiled the Best Places to Work in Virginia list in collaboration with the Pennsylvania-based Best Companies Group.
Nearly 200 entrants vied to be named to the Best Places list. A hundred were picked in three categories: small (15-99 U.S. employees); midsize (100-249); and large, (250 or more).
The Best Companies Group made its selections based on surveys conducted with the companies and their employees.
Employee surveys, for example, were used to benchmark companies on a list of core values: leadership and planning, corporate culture and communication, role satisfaction, work environment, relationship with supervisor, training and benefits, pay and overall engagement.
The 2019 Best Places list, broken down by category, can be found on the following pages along with the profiles of the leading companies in each group.