Five employers listed in Fortune’s recently released “100 Best Companies to Work For, 2007” are in New Jersey, led by Ernst & Young, with 1,312 employees in Lyndhurst, which placed 25th.
Fortune lauded Ernst & Young’s Office of Partner and Principal Matters, which caters to senior staff neglected by other worker initiatives.
Goldman Sachs, with 2,120 employees in its Jersey City office, placed 36th for its great salaries and high-profile CEOs, such as Gov. Jon Corzine, a former Goldman chairman.
MITRE, which employs 150 in Eatontown, ranked 60th and earned praise for its employee awards program, including a $7,500 prize for best research paper.
Paychex, with 366 employees in its Piscataway office, ranked 70th, earning high marks for flexible schedules and adoption aid.
KPMG, which employs roughly 1,300 in its Montvale facility, came in at 97th, cited for raising its 401(k) match to 75 cents on the employee dollar and bonuses for administrative staff.
Fortune based the rankings on standard criteria such as job growth, wages, benefits, educational opportunities, employee turnover and percentages of women and minorities.