Washington has six of the best places to work in the United States, a new top 100 ranking reveals.
The state features heavily in the Forbes 2022 Best Employers, with giants like Microsoft and Costco featuring.
Bill Gates’ company was the highest placed in the states in 15th, but the top 100 also featured Alaska Airlines, Redfin and WaFd – the parent firm of the Washington Federal Bank.
Another company, Slalom Consulting, a multinational business and technology consulting firm based in Seattle, was in 53rd place.
Microsoft and Costco were both in the top 100 large employers and Redfin and Wafd featured in the top 100 mid-sized corporations.
The research was put together by Forbes and the German market research firm Statista and were based on a survey of tens of thousands of people.
Respondents were also asked to rank their employers on variables like working conditions, advancement possibilities, and pay.
Brian Turner, Slalom’s executive president of the Americas, said he is “excited and humbled” that their team was recognized.
He said: “This recognition is inspiring as we are constantly striving to create real impact for our people, customers, and communities, while having fun along the way.
Brent Beardall, the president and chief executive officer of Seattle-based WaFd, said the bank has “been working diligently to make WaFd Bank an employer of choice.
“We realize we are only as strong as our colleagues’ commitment to the WaFd Bank team, the strength of WaFd is our people, we genuinely care for our clients and one another.”
Base salary at the company is $63,000 a year, which is $30 an hour,
Brad Goode, the chief marketing and communications officer, said the base pay at the company is $63,000 per year, or $30 per hour, according to Brad Goode.
Washington Federal Bank was established in 1917.
It now has now has 2,000 employees in 219 locations including Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Washington.
In Seattle, the bank employs 515 people from Snohomish, King, and Pierce counties.
The bank’s annual turnover has reduced by more than 10 percent in recent years, according to Goode, and the average tenure is now around seven years.
Between October and December, Washington Federal reported net profits of almost $50 million.
For the three months between October and December, Washington Federal reported net profits of almost $50 million – a 29 percent increase over the same period in 2020 when net income was around $38 million.
Source: The Chronicle