Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For

Memphis Area Companies

Each year, Fortune Magazine ranks the best 100 companies to work for in the United States. Each year, some Memphis businesses make the list. Below are the local companies that have appeared on the list since 2006, along with the year they appeared and their rank.

Updated September 2017

  • 01 of 07

    Rank 77, 2010

    Fortune Magazine rates this law firm high because of its high level of diversity. One hundred and eighty of the firm's lawyers are women and 40 are minorities--a significant increase in diversity from previous years. This is the firm's first year to make the list.

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  • 02 of 07

    Rank 91, 2010
    Rank 90, 2009
    Rank 97, 2008
    Rank 64, 2006

    Memphis' largest employer, FedEx is recognized by Fortune for few layoffs during the recession and quickly reinstating raises and 401K matching after a temporary hold during the recession/ FedEx also offers benefits to part-time employees and the vast majority of the time, the company promotes from within.

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  • 03 of 07

    Rank 46, 2007
    Rank 85, 2006

    First Horizon has an "employees first" policy and their average pay for hourly employees is $45,000 and the average pay for salaried employees is almost $69,000. In addition, Fortune liked the fact that First Horizon offers generous health, vision, and dental benefits.

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  • 04 of 07

    St. Jude

    Rank 80, 2010

    Fortune recognized St. Jude for employee benefits such as  an on-site organic garden, tuition reimbursement, paid sabbaticals, compressed workweek options, and telecommuting options for some employees.

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  • 05 of 07

    Rank 72, 2007

    A quickly growing company, Medtronic has frequent job openings but low turnover. They also offer generous salaries with the average hourly worker earning $45,000 per year. Fortune also notes that Medtronic shares with their employees inspirational stories from the patients who have benefited from Medtronic devices.

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  • 06 of 07

    Rank 82, 2008
    Rank 69, 2007

    Nike offers paid sabbaticals and a job sharing program. They employ a large percentage of minorities and women, making it a diverse place to work. The company also offers an in-house fitness center and child care. In addition, some employees can take advantage of a compressed workweek or telecommuting options.

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  • 07 of 07

    Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

     Rank 92, 2017

    This not-for-profit children's hospital makes its Forbes list debut in 2017. Employing more than 11,000 people, most in the Memphis and Mid-South area, LeBonheur handles surgeries from nearby St. Jude Children's Research Hospital which is also on this list.