Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
Quicken Loans



Rankings for the 20 Best Workplaces for Gen Xers are based entirely upon employees' own feedback and selected from a database of more than 600 organizations that have been certified by Great Place to Work.

To determine the list, Fortune asked Great Place to Work to survey more than 109,000 Gen Xers (born between 1965 and 1980), who rated their organizations on 58 workplace quality questions. Employees considered advancement opportunities, generosity of benefits packages, genuineness of work-life balance support, connection with their colleagues, and the ability to make a difference in their work, among many other factors.

Gen X employees' anonymous responses resulted in a total score for each company, which was compared to the benchmark for organizations of that size. Companies needed to employ at least 50 GenX staff and achieve a 95% confidence level and margin of error of 5% or less in order to be eligible.

To find out more about study results and how to be considered for other Best Workplaces lists, visit

To determine our first-ever ranking of the 20 Best Workplaces for Gen X'ers, our research partners surveyed more than 109,000 employees aged 36-50 years old who work at more than 600 companies with Great Place to Work certification. Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants appears at No. 1, and is followed by design firm Kimley-Horn and mortgage lender Quicken Loans.

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“Employees are given opportunity to grow and build their own practice in the area of their expertise. Phenomenal benefits, competitive pay, path to ownership. You have the feeling that you are truly valued and that people care about you on a more personal level,” says a Gen X employee at this design firm.


Says another: “They really want to see everyone, regardless of position, succeed and have a good retirement.”


Kimley-Horn also appears at No. 3 on the list of the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials.


Read the Great Place to Work review.


Company Info

Industry Professional Services
Sector Consulting Engineering
Year founded 1967
HQ location Raleigh, N.C.
Type of org Private
# of work sites 78
U.S. employees 2500
Global employees 2500
Web address

Gen X'ers in the Organization

# of Gen Xers 892
Gen Xers as % of total workforce 36%

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