It’s good to work in Tampa Bay.
Fourteen Bay area employers are among the 185 best companies to work for in Florida, according to Forbes’ first state-by-state list of America’s Best Employers. The business magazine collaborated with Statista, a market research company, to identify which organizations employees like the best.
St. Petersburg based-Raymond James Financial has 18,550 employees and is the third-best employer in the state, and the top employer in Tampa Bay. Lakeland-based supermarket chain Publix Super Markets Inc., with 193,000 employees, is the second-best employer in the Bay and 10th-best in the state. Third-best in the area (and 21st-best in the state) is Tampa-based Bloomin’ BrandsInc., the 94,000 employee parent company of Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s Italian Grill and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar.
Here are the remaining greater Tampa Bay employers on the list:
Statista compiled the results by anonymously polling 80,000 Americans employed by companies with 500 workers or more, asking them to assess the probability that they would recommend their employer to others. Multistate companies may be listed more than once.