Special Report

The Best Company to Work for in Every State

Samuel Stebbins

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11. Hawaii
> Best company to work for: Hawaiian Electric Industries
> Employees: 3,898
> Founded: 1891
> Headquarters: Honolulu, HI

The largest supplier of electricity in Hawaii, serving 95% of the state population, Hawaiian Electric Industries ranks as the best company to work at in the state. According to Zippia, the company receives high marks for the diversity of its workforce and the competitive salaries it pays.

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Source: Micron Technology Inc.

12. Idaho
> Best company to work for: Micron Technology
> Employees: 37,000
> Founded: 1978
> Headquarters: Boise, ID

Micron Technology makes computer memory and data storage hardware. Though it is based in Boise, Micron operates in 18 countries and has offices in California, Virginia, Minnesota, and Colorado.

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Source: Baker McKenzie

13. Illinois
> Best company to work for: Baker McKenzie
> Employees: 12,080
> Founded: 1949
> Headquarters: Chicago, IL

Baker McKenzie is a law firm that serves a range of industries, including finance, real estate, and private equity. It also claims to improve the well-being of the disadvantaged and underserved. The company receives high marks for diversity and pays relatively well, with 10% of employees making over $180,000 a year, and 90% earning over $44,000. Headquartered in Chicago, Baker McKenzie has 77 offices across 46 countries.

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Source: Eli Lilly and Co.

14. Indiana
> Best company to work for: Eli Lilly and Co.
> Employees: 38,680
> Founded: 1876
> Headquarters: Indianapolis, IN

Pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly ranks as the best company to work for in Indiana. Many Eli Lilly employees applaud the company for good benefits — which include health insurance, 401(k) match, bonus pay, and parental leave — work-life balance, and work environment.

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15. Iowa
> Best company to work for: Pioneer Hi-Bred
> Employees: 5,025
> Founded: 1926
> Headquarters: Johnston, IA

Pioneer Hi-Bred, a subsidiary of Corteva Agriscience, was the first company to sell commercial hybrid seed corn, and today it works to develop resilient, high quality, higher yield seed. Employees appreciate the good pay and benefits and the healthy work-life balance. Still, the average pay at Pioneer of $50,394 is not nearly as high as at some competitors like Monsanto and Stine Seed.

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