R.I. businesses make 2018 Forbes Best Employers lists

TEXTRON was the sole Rhode Island-headquartered employer to rank on the Forbes' 2018 Best Large Employer list this year at No. 495. Five midsize employers from Rhode Island also ranked this year. Above, a Citation Sovereign + from the Cessna branch of Textron Inc. / COURTESY TEXTRON AVIATION
TEXTRON was the sole Rhode Island-headquartered employer to rank on the Forbes' 2018 Best Large Employer list this year at No. 495. Five midsize employers from Rhode Island also ranked this year. Above, a Citation Sovereign + from the Cessna branch of Textron Inc. / COURTESY TEXTRON AVIATION

PROVIDENCE – Five Rhode Island companies were named to the Forbes 2018 Best Midsize Employers list, while one Rhode Island employer made the top 500 in the 2018 Best Large Employers.

Textron Inc. was the sole Rhode Island business on the large employers list at No. 495 this year.

  • In Rhode Island, jewelry company Swaroski North America placed highest among all mid-size companies at No. 117.
  • Hasbro Inc. placed No. 134, second highest of Rhode Island-headquartered midsize businesses.
  • FM Global Ranked No. 167.
  • Amica Mutual Insurance Co. ranked No. 216.
  • Ocean State Job Lot ranked No. 437.

Also, while headquartered in Watertown, Mass., Tuft Health Plan, one of the largest insurance companies operating in Rhode Island, also made the list at No. 278 in 2018.

Many large employers with significant operations in Rhode Island also made the 2018 Best Large Employer list this year:

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  • Amgen Inc., No. 44
  • Johnson & Johnson, No. 59
  • Fidelity Investments Inc., No 99
  • Raytheon Co., No. 158
  • General Dynamics Corp., No. 252
  • General Electric Co., No. 254
  • KPMG US LLP, No. 423
  • Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., No. 449

Michelin Group ranked No. 1 overall for large employers, while Penguin Random House ranked No. 1 for midsize employers this year.

Scores were based on employee responses collected by market research company Statista.