Detroit-based DTE Energy ranked as the 7th best company to work for in America this year, finishing just behind Facebook and Google, and ahead of Apple, Disney and Nike, according to Indeed’s annual “50 Best Places to Work” report.
Indeed, the number one job search website in the world with more than 200 million users, based its rankings on analysis of millions of reviews on its site by employees of Fortune 500 companies.
“It’s great to be nationally recognized by Indeed for the quality of the work experience at DTE,” said Chairman and CEO Gerry Anderson. “But it’s especially meaningful that this recognition reflects direct feedback from our employees on how they feel about being part of our company.”
Indeed’s Best Places to Work list encompassed a wide range of industries, including high-tech, airlines, healthcare, finance and retail. But similarities surfaced among those who landed on top.
“We are seeing people describe these exemplary workplaces as ‘inspiring’ and ‘engaging’ by maintaining excellent company culture, ensuring quality leadership, and offering competitive pay and benefits, said Paul D’Arcy, Indeed senior vice president. “Employees also praise the companies on this list for being mission-driven organizations that are leaders in their respective industries.”
For those looking to take on a new challenge, DTE Energy has good news: Over the next 10 years the company plans to hire thousands of new people to replace the wave of retiring employees.
“The energy industry as a whole is facing a workforce shortage. At DTE alone, we’re expecting close to 50 percent of our workforce to retire over the next 10 years,” said Diane Antishin, vice president of Human Resources Operations at DTE Energy. “That means we are actively recruiting the best and brightest to join our ranks.”