Job satisfaction is an important factor in your overall health and happiness. Long hours, poor communication, and unrealistic expectations can lead to stress, depression, chronic headaches, and other health problems. If you’re in a sparsely populated state, it may not be possible to find a new job easily. Fortunately, that’s not the case in New Jersey. The state is home to thousands of companies, one of which is sure to be the right fit for you.
Stand-Out New Jersey Companies
Hours, compensation, communication, and culture are important factors that affect your feelings about your workplace. When the employee engagement platform Energage compiled its list of the top companies in New Jersey, it considered these and other factors. The survey, conducted in partnership with NJ.com and Jersey’s Best, asked employees across the state to share their feelings about their employers.
Plymouth Rock Assurance (Woodbridge), Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty (Ridgewood), and MTF Biologics (Edison) earned the top three spots in the large company division (500 employees or more). Composecure LLC in Somerset was number five on the large employer list.
Bridgeway Senior Healthcare (#5) in Bridgewater and Express Stores in East Brunswick (#9) were among those on the mid-size list (150 to 499 employees). Staffing Alternatives in North Brunswick and Primary Financial in Edison were the top performers in the small company division (50 to 149 employees).
Other Central New Jersey employers that appeared on the small company list include All American Ford in Old Bridge (#4), DPR Construction in Edison (#8), Princeton Child Development Institute in East Windsor (#17), Iris Software in Edison (#39), PLM Trailer Leasing in Newark (#41) and Collabera in Basking Ridge (#42).
For a complete list of award-winning companies, visit NJ.com.
Forbes conducted its own survey on employee satisfaction from October 2020 through June 2021. They surveyed 80,000 employees across the U.S. who work for companies with 500 employees are more. Four Central New Jersey companies were among the top 15 in the country. They include PSE&G in Newark, Princeton University in Princeton, Johnson & Johnson in New Brunswick, and Educational Testing Service in Princeton. Other notable companies on the list are New Jersey Transit in Newark, Sanofi in Bridgewater, and Prudential Financial in Newark.
Looking for a Job in New Jersey? One of These Companies Could Become Your Next Employer
In addition to the companies named on the best employer lists, Central New Jersey is home to many large employers, including:
• ADT Security Services
• Brother International
• Chubb Group
• Met Life
• Daiichi Sankyo
• Lindes Americas
• Verizon Business
• Ortho McNeill Pharmaceutical
• Bausch & Lomb
• Georgia Pacific
• Integrated Clinical Systems
• Ingersoll Rand
• New York Life
• Exxon Mobil Research and Engineering
Are you interested in working in education or healthcare? Our area has some of the best hospitals and educational institutions in the country, including RWJBarnabas Health, Penn Medicine Princeton Health, St. Peter’s Health Care System, and Hunterdon Medical Center.
The area’s colleges and universities employ thousands of local residents. Rutger’s University, Princeton University, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, community colleges, and other higher education institutions hire professors, instructors, administrators, advisors, program managers, coaches, and administrative assistants. Local school districts are a good choice if you’re interested in a fulfilling job close to home.
If you feel most comfortable working for a small company, you’ll have no trouble finding the ideal position in New Jersey. In fact, the state has more than 861,000 small businesses, according to the New Jersey Business Action Center. You may find your dream job at a law office, medical practice, accounting firm, advertising company, store, dental office, or another small business.
Things to Keep in Mind When Considering Job Offers
Salary is certainly an important consideration when you’re job hunting, but it’s not the only factor that should influence your decision. You’ll also need to determine if the company has room for advancement, offers an attractive benefits package, provides ample paid time off, and schedules regular training sessions.
Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have reevaluated their job priorities. Eighty-eight percent of workers who participated in a Citrix survey said they wanted the flexibility to choose working hours and location, while 86% preferred to work for a company that valued outcome over output.
Are you looking for a job close to home? When you live in a Country Classics new home community you’ll be close to many of the area’s best employers. Contact us if you’re ready to make a move.