Chicago, Illinois, May 1, 2018 – Beam Suntory has been named one of “America’s Best Mid-Size Employers” by Forbes magazine for the third consecutive year. The world leader in bourbon is one of three beverage alcohol companies named to this list, and one of only 16 companies in Chicago.
“People are our #1 priority at Beam Suntory, and this is meaningful recognition that our employees have the opportunity to ‘Unleash Their Spirit’ at work each and every day,” said Paula Erickson, Beam Suntory’s Chief Human Resources Officer. “Our placement on Forbes’ list truly underscores global momentum Beam Suntory is building as an employer of choice.”
Beam Suntory was recently named among of Germany’s “Best Places to Work,” for the third consecutive year. The company has also been listed among the “Best Places to Work” in Mexico for six consecutive years, including a No. 2 ranking in the most recent survey. More broadly, Beam Suntory’s parent company, Suntory Holdings, was recognized earlier this year on Fortune magazine’s list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies.”
“Recognition like this doesn’t just happen. People make it happen,” Erickson said. “These honors truly underscore how our people make our company such a great place to work.”
In the past year, Beam Suntory completed the relocation of its global corporate headquarters from Deerfield, Ill., to the historic Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago.
Forbes’ list of “America’s Best Mid-Size Employers” is based on an independent, third-party survey of 30,000 Americans through online panels. Respondents, who work at companies with 1,000 to 5,000 U.S. employees, were asked whether they’d recommend their employer, or any other employers in the industry, to someone looking for a job.