America’s Best Startup Employers
By Alan Schwarz – March 07, 2023
About 50% of startups dissolve within five years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. With that uncertainty hanging over employees’ heads, it’s no easy feat when they feel engaged, inspired and supported.
But that’s exactly what the companies on Forbes’ fifth annual list of America’s Best Startup Employers have done. Energy businesses searching for sustainable power solutions dominate the very top of the list, while a wide range of industries—well beyond the traditional tech and software sectors—are also some of the highest-rated companies.
“We see that workers, particularly younger workers, want to be working with a company in the development stage,” says Thomas Vick, regional director of the technology practice group at Robert Half, a staffing company. “They want the ability to start with an early-stage startup and then see it grow as opposed to joining a company that has already matured through many life cycles.”
In partnership with market research company Statista, America’s Best Startup Employers 2023 was compiled by evaluating 2,600 U.S.-based businesses with at least 50 employees based on three criteria: employer reputation, employee satisfaction and growth. The final list ranks 500 employers.