4 R.I. companies make WSJ’s Management Top 250

PROVIDENCE – Four Rhode Island companies were named to the Wall Street Journal’s Management Top 250 list Tuesday.

The Wall Street Journal, in conjunction with the Drucker Institute, measured performance on customer service, employee engagement and development, innovation, social responsibility and financial strength, assigning up to five stars for each attribute.


Hasbro Inc.

HASBRO INC. WAS the highest ranked Rhode Island headquartered company in the Wall Street Jounral's 2017 Management Top 250. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SPRINGER
HASBRO INC. WAS the highest-ranked Rhode Island-headquartered company in the Wall Street Journal’s 2017 Management Top 250. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SPRINGER

Hasbro Inc. was the top Rhode Island company on the list at No. 72 with a score of 61.8, tied with Lam Research Corp. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co.

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Hasbro was rated:

  • Three stars for customer service
  • Four stars for employee engagement and development
  • Three stars for innovation
  • Four stars for social responsibility
  • Four stars for financial strength

CVS Health Corp.

CVS HEALTH CORP. was the second highest ranked Rhode Island headquartered company in the Wall Street Journal's 2017 Management Top 250. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE
CVS HEALTH CORP. was the second-highest ranked Rhode Island-headquartered company in the Wall Street Journal’s 2017 Management Top 250. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

CVS Health Corp was the second-highest rated Rhode Island-headquartered company at No. 194 with a score of 53.6. CVS was tied with American Airlines Group Inc., Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. and Chevron Corp.

CVS Health Corp. was rated:

  • Three stars for customer service
  • One star for employee engagement and development
  • Four stars for innovation
  • Four stars for social responsibility
  • Four stars for financial strength

Textron Inc.

TEXTRON INC. was the third highest ranked Rhode Island headquartered comapni in the Wall Street Jounral's 2017 Management Top 250. Above, the 407GXP from Bell Helicopter. / COURTESY BELL HELICOPTER
TEXTRON INC. was the third-highest ranked Rhode Island-headquartered comapny in the Wall Street Journal’s 2017 Management Top 250. Above, the 407GXP from Bell Helicopter. / COURTESY BELL HELICOPTER

Textron Inc. was the third-highest rated Rhode Island company scoring a 51.9 on the management rankings, landing at No. 225. Textron tied with Avon Products Inc., Catepillar Inc., Las Vegas Sands Corp. and State Street Corp.

Textron Inc. was rated:

  • Four stars for customer service
  • Four stars for employee engagement and development
  • Three stars for innovation
  • Three stars for social responsibility
  • Three stars for financial strength

United Natural Foods Inc.

UNITED NATURAL FOODS was the fourth highest ranked Rhode Island headquartered company in the Wall Street Journal's 2017 Management Top 250.
UNITED NATURAL FOODS INC. was the fourth-highest ranked Rhode Island-headquartered company in the Wall Street Journal’s 2017 Management Top 250.

United Natural Foods Inc. was the fourth-highest and last Rhode Island company to make the WSJ’s 2017 Management Top 250 with a score of 51.4, ranking No. 239, tied with American Water Works Co., Kraft Heinz Co. and UnitedHealth Group Inc.

United Natural Foods Inc. was rated:

  • Five stars for customer service
  • Two stars for employee engagement and development
  • Three stars for innovation
  • Three stars for social responsibility
  • Two stars for financial strength

Rankings for companies with major operations in the Providence metropolitan area:

  • Amazon.com Inc. – No. 1
  • Johnson & Johnson – No. 4
  • General Electric Co. – No. 20
  • PepsiCo Inc.  – No. 26
  • Verizon Communications Inc. – No. 48
  • Bank of America Corp. – No. 49
  • Eaton Corp. – No. 58
  • Amgen Inc. – No. 60
  • Raytheon Co. – No. 78
  • Berkshire Hathaway Inc. – No. 101
  • Tiffany & Co. – No. 145
  • UnitedHealth Group Inc. – No. 239

Chris Bergenheim is the PBN web editor.