Great Places To Work

From generous benefits to an emphasis on the “phun” factor, these Garden State companies put a high priority on a happy, healthy workforce.

Photo-illustration by C.J. Burton.

In today’s economy, it’s easy to say that any job is a good job. But that does not mean there are no great jobs out there. To identify some of New Jersey’s great places to work, New Jersey Monthly assembled a panel of recruitment professionals, academics, and consultants with vast knowledge of workplace conditions throughout the Garden State.

These advisors submitted their nominations based on a variety of criteria, including workplace environment, training programs, employee benefits, community involvement, diversity policies, and current workforce needs. We tallied the nominations and sent out questionnaires to the top contenders. After reviewing the replies, we chose twelve companies that we feel exemplify what it means to be a great place to work.

Click on the following links to read profiles of our featured companies:

Verizon Communications Inc.

Becton, Dickinson and Company

Campbell Soup Company

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

PSEG

Lockheed Martin

Gensler

Prudential Financial

Wegmans

New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company

Stryker Corporation

Wiss & Company, LLP

Click here to read Where The Jobs Are.

Honorable Mention: Here are sixteen more New Jersey employers that our panel of experts and the editorial team found particularly impressive:

AT&T Inc., Bedminster
Barnes & Noble, 30 stores in NJ
Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP, Springfield
Community Food Bank of NJ, Inc., Hillside
Conti Group, South Plainfield
Crate and Barrel, Cranbury
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ, Newark
Kraft Foods Inc., East Hanover   
L’Oreal USA, Berkeley Heights
The Medicines Company, Parsippany
Novartis Group, East Hanover
Proskauer Rose, Newark
Sun National Bank, Vineland
Turner Construction Company, Somerset
USA Architects, Planners and Interior Designers, P.A., Somerville    
Whole Foods Market, Englewood Cliffs

The Following individuals provided invaluable guidance in the compilation of this issue’s list of Great Places to Work:

Academia:

Dorothy Kerr
Executive Director, Employer Services,
Rutgers University

Kathleen Krepcio
Executive Director, John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Rutgers University

Jim Marino
Assistant Dean/Director, Career Center, Rutgers University Camden

Gregory Mass
Executive Director, Career Development Services, NJIT

Richard White
Director, Career Services, Rutgers University

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Executive Recruiting/Consulting:

James Abruzzo
Executive Vice President, DHR International, Nonprofit Practice

Karen Baldwin
President, Critical Path

John Brothers
Principal, Cuidiu Consulting, Bloomfield

Ethan Chazin
President, the Chazin Group

Greg Dubas
Vice President, MRI Network, Union

Frank Gallagher
Chief Operating Officer, Clark Davis Associates

Richard Panzarasa
Founder, the Panzarasa Group

Leonida Pepe
Search consultant, Butterfass, Pepe & MacCallan

David Poling
Director of business operations, Aerotek Staffing

Mike Ramer
President, Ramer Search Consultants

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Chamber of Commerce:

Kevin Friedlander
Senior Vice President, communications, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce

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