Forbes study finds Costco as America's best employer for 2017


On a scale of 0 to 10, how likely would you be to recommend your employer to a friend or family member?

That's the question Forbes and Statista asked 30,000 workers in an effort to find "America's Best Large Employer" for 2017. The survey included workers at U.S. companies, nonprofits, government agencies, and U.S. divisions of multinationals.

After the numbers were crunched, Forbes found that the company with the most motivated and satisfied employees is Costco, which scored a 9.58 out of 10.

What makes Costco, the second largest retailer worldwide after Walmart, stand above the rest?

According to Forbes, one of Costco's most significant perks is that it offers health insurance coverage to its part-time employees. Additionally, the average employee wage is $21 per hour.

The members-only wholesaler has 143,000 employees and 727 locations in the U.S., including warehouses in Reno, Sparks and Carson City.

Trailing close behind Costco in the rankings was Google with a score of 9.57. Outdoor retailer REI rounded out the top three with a score of 9.53.

To find the full rankings, click here.

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