RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – You won’t find many North Carolina startups on a new report from Forbes about the best startups to work for.

Here are the few:

  • No. 86:  Geo Owl, Technology, Wilmington
  • No. 137:  Apiture, Finance, Wilmington
  • No. 174:  Mako Medical Laboratories, Healthcare, Raleigh
  • No. 310 Elm Street Technology, Advertising & Marketing, Greensboro
  • No. 394, Second Nature, Manufacturing, Raleigh
  • No. 405, flyExclusive,  Robotics/Engineering, Kinston

“Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to identify the up-and-coming companies liked best by their employees in our inaugural ranking of America’s best startup employers,” Forbes reports. “The list was compiled by evaluating 2,500 American businesses with at least 50 employees on three criteria: employer reputation, employee satisfaction and growth.”

Here are the criteria Forbes used:

“To determine the list, Statista identified 2,500 American businesses that had been founded between 2010 and 2017 and employ at least 50 people. All companies considered had been started from scratch and not spun out of existing enterprises. Statista evaluated each organization based on three criteria, the first being employer reputation. The firm reviewed articles, blogs and social media posts pertaining to each employer, searching for specific phrases, such as “corporate culture” and “employee engagement.” Statista then assessed employee satisfaction, evaluating online reviews, as well as growth, examining the organizations’ website traffic and headcounts over a two-year period. The final list ranks the 500 employers that boast the best employer reputations, employee satisfaction and growth.”

Read the full report online. 

Search the full list at this post.