CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, U.S. — Working with online statistics provider Statista, Forbes surveyed 30,000 American employees working for large (more than 5,000 employees in the U.S.) and midsize (between 1,000 and 5,000 employees in the U.S.) employers in 25 different industries, to createForbes 2017 list of America’s Best Employers.

The willingness to recommend one’s own employer was considered to be the most important dimension of the assessment. A secondary dimension to the assessment involved asking employees to share their thoughts on good or bad employers in industries besides their own.

The list consists of 500 companies from multiple industries.

Seven grain-based companies landed on the list:

  • Cargill, 53
  • General Mills, 103
  • CSX, 250
  • Nestle, 372
  • ConAgra Foods, 379
  • BNSF Railway, 386
  • ADM, 410


“ADM is proud to be recognized as one of America’s top employers and a great place to build a career,” said Juan Luciano, ADM chairman and chief executive officer. “We are committed to developing talent, encouraging diversity and inclusion throughout our organization, and offering employees the resources and opportunities they need to grow and flourish in their chosen career.”

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