FORTUNE magazine also recognized JM Family’s anniversary celebration among its “10 Top Perks”. The annual event honors long-term associates with a weekend full of activities at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.
“We are honored to be recognized as one of the nation’s best workplaces for 15 consecutive years,” said Colin Brown, President and CEO of JM Family. “Our founder Jim Moran built JM Family on the philosophy that associates are the company’s most important asset, and that principle continues to be the driving force in our success. Our ranking represents the hard work and dedication of our more than 3,800 associates.”
Two-thirds of the company’s score is based on responses to an anonymous survey sent to 1,664 randomly selected associates in the United States, and the remainder is determined by a thorough evaluation of the organization’
JM Family has been on the list every year since first applying in 1999. The privately-held company is often recognized for its associate-focused work environment emphasizing work/life balance, outstanding benefits with a comprehensive health and wellness program, and giving back to the communities where its associates live and work.
The full list and related stories will appear in the February 4 issue of FORTUNE magazine and online at fortune.com/
“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., founded by Jim Moran in 1968, is an $8.9 billion diversified automotive company ranked No. 37 on Forbes’ list of “America’s Largest Private Companies.” It is also currently ranked No. 32 by FORTUNE® as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For,” its 15th consecutive year on the list. JM Family has approximately 3,800 associates and its primary subsidiaries 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 U.S. operations in Jacksonville and Margate, Fla.; Commerce and Alpharetta, Ga.; Mobile, Ala. and St. Louis, Mo., in addition to international offices in Mississauga, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec and São Paulo, Brazil. Interact with JM Family at Facebook.com/