Here’s one takeaway from covering the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For rankings the last 12 years: A BCTWF list without Plante Moran on it just doesn’t feel right. But that has been a rare occurrence since the magazine started the ranking. In fact, Plante Moran is one of four companies (EY too) that have made the BCTWF 24 out of the 25 years of the ranking’s existence.
After PM was ranked 91st out of 100 in last year’s BCTWF, we thought the firm was in danger of not making Fortune’s 2022 list. But the 13th-largest public accounting firm in the US came back strong this year, vaulting up to No. 30.
In the last five years, Plante Moran has been ranked:
- 2021: 91st
- 2020: 21st
- 2019: 21st
- 2018: 20th
- 2017: 51st
Here’s why Plante Moran made this year’s ranking, according to Fortune:
A strong company culture can engender employee loyalty—and Plante Moran, one of the nation’s largest audit, tax, consulting, and wealth management firm, puts a big emphasis on strong and consistent leadership. Of the company’s 3,307 employees, 98% say management is honest and ethical in its business practices, and 95% feel its executives fully embody the best characteristics of the company. “I love the focus on people as humans with psychological and emotional needs and how the company addresses those needs,” notes one staffer. Plante Moran offers flexible work schedules, regardless of position, and launched a diversity, equity, and inclusion council nearly 20 years ago, long before it was a hot topic.
Plante Moran also gave its employees a mid-year salary adjustment late last year, ranging from 3% to 6%, according to sources.
Stats of note:
- Employees: 3,307
- Number of job openings: 631 (as of March 2022)
- Number of job applicants (last 12 months): 20,487
- Average number of applicants per opening: 40
- Number of new graduates hired: 694
- Percentage of women: 49%
- Percentage of minorities: 11.1%
- PTO limit (days): N/A
- Number of sick days: Unlimited
We’ll continue our coverage of the Fortune 2022 BCTWF throughout this week.