Fun Facts

Vail Resorts is…

  • The only ski industry business on the list
  • One of only 20 travel and leisure businesses on the list
  • One of only four Colorado-based companies on the list
  • The only Colorado-based travel and leisure business on the list

Each year, Forbes works with research firm, Statista, to measure leading employers around the globe to find out which companies stand above the competition. Here’s how it works: the ranking is divided into two lists: one for the top large companies with more than 5,000 U.S. employees and another for the top midsize companies with 1,000-5,000. To determine the list, Statista surveyed 30,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees. All the surveys were anonymous, allowing participants to openly share their opinions. The respondents were asked to rate, on a scale of zero to 10, how likely they’d be to recommend their employer to others. Statista then asked respondents to nominate organizations in industries outside their own. The final list ranks the 500 large and 500 midsize employers that received the most recommendations.

Go here for the full list.