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The 5 best companies for millennial workers

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Which companies are best for the largest generation of the U.S. workforce? Fortune magazine and Great Place to Work teamed up to create a ranking of the 100 best places to work for millennials

The Pennsylvania-based exterior home renovation company Power Home Remodeling took the No. 1 spot with high marks for attention to career development and creation of new opportunities for its employees. Houston-based home builder David Weekley Homes is in second place, followed by third place Allied Wallet, the Los Angeles-based electronic payments company.

So, where do the insurance, health care and financial services companies rank in the listing? Read on to find out.

#4: Pinnacle Financial Services Nashville, TN

Millennials make up approximately 12 percent of Pinnacle employees, all of whom enjoy six weeks of paid vacation time and the chance to participate in community service through their employer. The ranking states that “98 percent of associates confirm work-life balance is within their grasp and associates nearly universally praise the quality of their managers.”

#5: Acuity Sheboygan, Wisconsin

This private insurer with $1.1 billion in revenue puts in an admirable amount of effort to make sure its employees are happy. Fortune claims that, “Between the extensive charitable efforts and an 8 percent 401(k) contribution, millennials can build a strong future for themselves and for their families: the company is also lauded for its family benefits.” The benefits are so strong that worker retention is way above the norm. In fact, Fortune ran a piece in March titled “Acuity’s worker loyalty could outlast a zombie apocalypse.”

#10: Edward Jones St. Louis, Missouri

Millennials comprise 19 percent of the company’s 39,000 worldwide employees. At Edward Jones, employees are given advice and guidance for achieving a work/life balance and there is a strong focus on developing talent. “This is a firm in which workplaces are friendly and welcoming, employees (whom the company calls associates) respect and admire their very capable leaders, and in return, they’re given much responsibility and autonomy,” the analysis states. “Nearly everyone says they’re proud to work for Edward Jones and will go the extra mile to get the job done.”

#16 Atlantic Health Systems Morristown, New Jersey

This nonprofit company with $1.6 billion in revenue knows how to treat — and keep — its employees. “This health care leader stresses care in its workplace and out, engaging in events like charity bike rides and giving its employees massage chairs,” the ranking states. Many people who come to work for Atlantic never leave — a rarity in this day and age. 

#37: Texas Health Resources Arlington, Texas

One of the most attractive benefits at this faith-based nonprofit may just be its affordable health care, especially in times like these. Other perks include a company fitness center, a robust 401(k) plan and awards for “actions that reflect the company standards.” Twenty-seven percent of the company’s 21,000 employees are millennials. 

See also:

Top 10 financial and insurance companies to work for in 2015

Why big companies like Anthem have started to send their employees to college

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