“We are honored to again be among the best companies to work for in the nation,” said JM Family President & CEO Colin Brown. “The culture created by our late founder Jim Moran and the dedication of our associates sets us apart as a workplace of choice. Our associates work hard every day to drive our success, and our ranking represents the passion and dedication they feel toward each other and JM Family.”
JM Family’s previous ranking was No. 16, and it has been included on the list every year since first applying in 1999. Two-thirds of the company’s score is based on responses to an anonymous survey sent to 1,660 associates, and the remainder is determined by a thorough evaluation of the organization’
JM Family is a privately-held company often recognized for its world-class work environment that emphasizes work/life balance, outstanding benefits with a focus on health and wellness, and giving back to the communities where its associates live and work.
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“100 Best Companies to Work For” Methodology
To pick the 100 Best Companies to Work For, FORTUNE partners with the Great Place to Work Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America; 280 firms participated in this year’s survey. More than 246,000 employees at those companies responded to a survey created by the institute, a global research and consulting firm operating in 45 countries around the world. Two-thirds of a company’s score is based on the results of the institute’s Trust Index survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. The survey asks questions related to their attitudes about management’s credibility, job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third is based on responses to the institute’s Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, methods of internal communication, training, recognition programs, and diversity efforts. After evaluations are completed, if news about a company comes to light that may significantly damage employees’ faith in management, we may exclude it from the list. Any company that is at least five years old and has more than 1,000 U.S. employees is eligible. For information on how to apply, visit www.greatplacetowork.com.
About JM Family Enterprises, Inc.
JM Family Enterprises, Inc. (http://www.jmfamily.com), founded by Jim Moran in 1968, is a diversified automotive company ranked No. 27 on Forbes’ list of “America’s Largest Private Companies.” It is also ranked No. 17 by FORTUNE® as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, its 14th consecutive year on the list. JM Family has approximately 3,800 associates across North America and its primary subsidiaries and divisions include: Southeast Toyota Distributors, the world’s largest independent distributor of Toyota and Scion vehicles; World Omni Financial Corp., a diversified financial services company; JM&A Group, one of the leading independent providers of finance and insurance (F&I) products in the automotive industry; JM Lexus, the largest volume Lexus dealership in the world; and JM Service Center LLC, the company’s internal shared services center. Headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Fla., JM Family has major operations in Jacksonville and Margate, Fla.; Commerce and Alpharetta, Ga.; Mobile, Ala.; and St. Louis, Mo.