Johnsonville Recognized as One of America’s Best Midsize Companies

Johnsonville is proud to announce it’s been honored with a spot in Forbes Magazine’s list of “America’s Best Midsize Companies” for 2022. The unsolicited recognition was awarded in acknowledgement of Johnsonville’s working conditions, compensation, potential for development, company image and more.

 “We are honored Forbes has included us among this prestigious group of companies,” Johnsonville CEO Nick Meriggioli said. “Importantly, we’re proud that our efforts to maintain a positive, supportive culture during the last few, very challenging, years, have been well-received by our most valuable asset – our people.”

Forbes’ rankings are determined through third-party, anonymous surveys completed by those currently working at a company. In addition to seeking feedback on things like compensation and potential for development, people are also asked how likely they are to recommend their employer to family or friends. Johnsonville was ranked at No. 25 on the list of “Best Midsize Companies.”

“At Johnsonville, we are deeply committed to helping our members – that’s what we call employees – stretch, grow and develop their God-given talents,” Meriggioli noted. “We’re glad to know we’ve created a positive environment. We know we’re not perfect and will continue seeking member feedback to keep improving their work experience.”

Johnsonville has several initiatives to best meet the needs of its members. In addition to the company’s monthly profit-sharing bonus program, competitive compensation packages, on-site fitness center and clinic, newer efforts include flexible and remote-work arrangements and expanded behavioral and mental health resources.  

“Johnsonville is committed to making great-tasting sausage and employing the best people,” said Shelly Stayer, Johnsonville Co-Owner and Board Chair. “We believe that’s the reason we’re the highest-ranking food company on Forbes’ list of America’s best employers and the only one included in the top 25.”

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