To be eligible for consideration, companies must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity
  • Be a publicly or privately held business
  • Have a facility in the state of Illinois
  • Have a minimum of 15 employees working in the state of Illinois*
  • Must be in business a minimum of 1 year

The "Best Places to Work in Illinois" program attempts to rank companies in three size categories:

  • Best Places to Work Small-Sized Companies (15-99 US employees)
  • Best Places to Work Medium-Sized Companies (100-499 US employees)
  • Best Places to Work Large-Sized Companies (500 or more US employees)

       *To ensure credibility, organizations having 15-24 employees must have an 80% or better response rate on the employee survey.

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