Special Report

The Best Company to Work for in Every State

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6. Colorado
> Best company to work for: Woodward
> Employees: 9,023 (full time)
> Founded: 1870
> Headquarters: Fort Collins, CO

Woodward is a Fort Collins-based manufacturer and service provider for the aerospace industry. With a history in railroads and industrial part production, today, nearly all aircraft are built with Woodward-made parts. Employees at the company appreciate benefits like profit sharing and a flexible work schedule.

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7. Connecticut
> Best company to work for: Bridgewater Associates
> Employees: 1,700
> Founded: 1975
> Headquarters: Westport, CT

Bridgewater Associates, based in Westport, Connecticut, is the world’s largest hedge fund, managing $160 billion in assets, including pensions and university endowments. Bridgewater employees are well compensated, with the average annual salary just under $100,000.

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8. Delaware
> Best company to work for: AstraZeneca
> Employees: 64,600
> Founded: 1992
> Headquarters: Wilmington, DE

Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca, a British company with its U.S. headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, ranks as the best company to work for in the state. In addition to a benefits package that includes a 401(k) match, AstraZeneca employees give the company high marks for compensation. The average salary at the company is over $88,000, well above the average at competitors like Pfizer and Merck. AstraZeneca employees also tend to stay with the company longer than the average tenure at many other competitors.

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9. Florida
> Best company to work for: Greenberg Traurig
> Employees: 3,500
> Founded: 1967
> Headquarters: Miami, FL

Greenberg Traurig is one of a few law firms to rank on this list. Though it is based in Miami, the firm is massive, employing 3,500 people in dozens of locations across four continents. The firm is recognized throughout the industry for the diversity of its partners and its philanthropy.

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10. Georgia
> Best company to work for: CNN
> Employees: 3,000
> Founded: 1980
> Headquarters: Atlanta, GA

Media giant CNN ranks as the best company to work for in Georgia. Headquartered in Atlanta, the cable news network’s reach is global — employing 3,000 people and broadcasting to 384 million households worldwide. Employee satisfaction at CNN is demonstrated by the nearly four-year average employee tenure, which is higher than the average tenure at competitors like Univision and PBS.

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