Methodology for Best Workplaces in New York in 2020
To determine the 2020 Best Workplaces in New York, Fortune partnered with the people analytics firm Great Place to Work® to analyze confidential survey feedback from nearly 45,000 employees in the New York State or the tri-state/New York Metro Statistical Area.
Employees responded to over 60 survey questions describing the extent to which their organization creates a Great Place to Work For All™. Eighty-five percent of the evaluation is based on what employees say about their experiences of trust and reaching their full human potential as part of their organization, no matter who they are or what they do. Great Place to Work analyzes these experiences relative to each organization’s size, workforce make up, and what’s typical in their industry and in the New York State or the tri-state/New York Metro Statistical Area.
The remaining 15 percent of the rank is based on an assessment of all employees’ daily experiences of innovation, the company’s values, and the effectiveness of their leaders, to ensure they’re consistently experienced.
To be considered, companies had to meet the Great Place to Work-Certified standard. To ensure companies had a sufficient presence in the New York State or the tri-state/New York Metro Statistical Area, a minimum of 10 people needed to respond to the survey and at least 5% of the survey respondents at large companies and at least 20% at small and medium companies needed to be from the New York State or the tri-state/New York Metro Statistical Area. Companies with 10 to 999 people were considered for the small and medium category; companies with 1,000 employees or more were considered for the large category.
This ranking was finalized prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and does not reflect companies’ roles or responses to their people or communities in addressing the impact of the coronavirus.
To find out more about how to become Great Place to Work Certified™ or to apply to this or other Best Workplaces lists, visit greatplacetowork.com.