Garmin earns No. 2 spot on Forbes’ Best Large Employers list

Garmin has been awarded the No. 2 spot on Forbes‘ 2024 list of America’s Best Large Employers, its strongest showing to date – and the highest ranking spot amongst technology companies – in the annual ranking celebrating companies that create best-in-class workplaces and invest in the well-being of their associates.

Presented by Forbes and market research firm Statista, the survey asked tens of thousands of U.S.-based workers to evaluate their employers on criteria such as compensation, corporate culture, career advancement, professional development opportunities, work-life balance, health benefits, mental health support and management team diversity. Rankings are based largely on responses from current and past associates as well as their family and friends, with the greatest weight given to current associates.

“This ranking validates that we continue to uphold the core values of honesty, integrity and respect set forth by our co-founders Dr. Min Kao and Gary Burrell 35 years ago,” said Laurie Minard, Garmin vice president of human resources. “Although we have grown into a global enterprise with almost 20,000 associates, it is incredibly gratifying to know that at a foundational level Garmin is still that innovative company with an authentic passion for excellence.”

Contenders were identified in an independent survey of over 170,000 employees located within the U.S. Garmin was among a total of 600 organizations recognized in the 2024 Forbes America’s Best Employers program, comprising separate sub-lists honoring “Large” companies with more than 5,000 employees and “Mid-Sized” companies with workforces numbering between 1,000 and 5,000. No fees were paid for survey consideration.

Garmin employs almost 5,000 associates at its U.S. operational headquarters in Olathe, Kansas, with a global workforce of more than 19,000 in 35 countries.

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