Forbes magazine again tags Sandia as top large employer

April 5, 2021 7:53 am Published by

Sandia again has been recognized by Forbes magazine as one of the 500 Best Large Employers 2021. The Labs also won the distinction in 2017 and again in 2019, shortly after garnering a separate award as one of the magazine’s top workplaces for diversity.

The competition is based upon an anonymous survey conducted by Forbes and the market research firm Statista across all industry sectors.

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SANDIA SCAPE — When employees come to Sandia National Laboratories, they join a dynamic team focused on serving the nation through excellence and innovation. (Photo by Randy Montoya)

Approximately 50,000 employees who work for companies that employ at least 1,000 in their U.S. operations were asked whether they would recommend their employer, based on working conditions, salary and development potential. Surveyors also asked them to nominate organizations other than their own. The final list ranked employers that received the most recommendations.

Sandia was the only DOE lab and the only New Mexico-based entity to make the list and this year joins companies like Honeywell International, Inc., NASA, Intel Corp., Apple Inc. and Google LLC.

The Forbes distinction comes on the heels of Fairygodboss rating Sandia Labs as one of the Best Companies for Women 2020 and Best Companies where CEOs Support Gender Diversity. Those honors were based solely on women’s anonymous reviews.

“We’re competing for the nation’s top talent, not just with other national laboratories, but with leading tech and research and development employers, and Sandia’s a great place to work,” said Rob Nelson, director of Human Resources. “We’ll continue cultivating valued professional and lifestyle opportunities that support a dynamic workforce focused on excellence and innovation.”

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