Michelin Earns Top Spot on Forbes Employer List

May 3, 2018

Forbes magazine has ranked Michelin North America Inc. as the best large employer in the U.S. for 2018.

"At Michelin, our dedication to our workforce is best defined by two key words: We care," says David Stafford, chief human resources officer. "From candidate to new-hire to long-term employee, Michelin provides experiences that empower its people to make a difference and be proud of where they work. Michelin is honored by this recognition."

In the annual listing from Forbes, "America's Best Large Employers" are ranked based on an independent survey from a sample of more than 30,000 U.S. employees working for companies with at least 1,000 people. Employees are given the opportunity to openly share anonymous feedback on a series of topics, including working conditions, salary, potential for development and company image.

Forbes ranked 500 companies, and Michelin earned the No. 1 spot. The tire maker has more than 20,000 employees in the U.S. and Canada. (In the automotive category, Tenneco Inc. was No. 249, Continental AG was No. 332, and Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. was No. 499.)

"At Michelin, people come for a job but stay for a career," says Stafford. "In an increasingly competitive job market, Michelin understands the value of providing training and career development, a culture that also attracts mid-career transfers to Michelin because they are seeking opportunities to grow and advance. In fact, up to 50 percent of managers in Michelin's manufacturing locations were promoted from hourly positions."

For more information about Michelin, visit www.michelinman.com.