At EMC, we know our customers are choosing more than a product or service—they’re choosing our people as well. We recognize that our employees are a major factor in our competitive advantage over other companies. EMC strives to hire and retain the best people by engaging, developing and rewarding employees.
EMC employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including paid time off, 401(k) plan match, a pension plan, a contingent salary plan and much more. We also invest in our employees’ professional development with training and education, and offer a health and wellness program.
EMC Is a National Top Workplace
EMC Insurance Companies ranks No. 115 out of 872 organizations nationwide with more than 1,000 employees who participated in regional top workplaces programs conducted by The Des Moines Register and WorkplaceDynamics. The ranking is based solely by feedback gathered through an objective employee survey that Iowa employees took in spring 2012, which initially resulted in EMC being named the No. 5 workplace in Iowa. Feedback from the survey highlighted the excellent pay and benefits package offered to EMC employees.
EMC Ranks 26th in 40 Best Companies for Leaders
For the second consecutive year, EMC Insurance Companies is listed as one of the 40 best companies for leaders in the January/February 2014 issue of Chief Executive magazine. EMC ranks 26th this year, jumping from 35th in 2013, and remains listed among notable companies including IBM, GE and 3M.
EMCI Named ‘Most Trustworthy’ Company by Forbes
EMC Insurance Group Inc. (EMCI), EMC’s publicly held holding company, is listed on the “100 Most Trustworthy Companies” list published by Forbes on March 18, 2013. The highest score in this year’s list is 99, and EMCI achieved that top score in the small-cap category. The Forbes list identifies companies that are “the most transparent and trustworthy businesses that trade on American exchanges.”
Des Moines No. 2 City for Business and Careers
Des Moines, Iowa, the location of EMC’s headquarters, was ranked the 2014 second best city for business and careers by Forbes. In 2013, Des Moines ranked No. 1. Forbes says:
The Iowa capital is a financial services hub with major employers including Marsh, Nationwide, Principal Financial and Wells Fargo WFC +0.14%. High tech firms have also been making their way to the heartland to take advantage of Iowa’s low energy costs. Microsoft MSFT -1.05% announced plans in April to invest $1.1 billion in a new data center, which brings the company’s total investment in West Des Moines to nearly $2 billion. Facebook has four data centers in the area.
Des Moines employers and employees can take advantage of business costs 17% below the U.S. average and living costs that are 6% lower than the national average. The city’s $38 billion economy is projected to grow at a robust 4% annual rate over the next three years, according to Moody’s Analytics.
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Four other EMC locations were also included in the top 25: Denver (No.4), Charlotte (No. 12), Minneapolis (No. 17) and Omaha (No. 25). View the full list.
Des Moines has also ranked at or near the top in these recent lists:
No. 1: “America’s Wealthiest City”—TODAY, 2014
No. 1: “Strongest Local Economy”—Policom, 2014
No. 1: “Best Midwest Cities for Young Adults”—Business Journals, 2013
No. 2: “Best Cities for Jobs”—Forbes, 2012
No. 1: “Best Cities for Families”—Kiplinger, 2012
No. 1: “Best Cities for Young Professionals”—Forbes, 2011
No. 3: “Top 15 U.S. Cities’ Emerging Downtowns”—Forbes, 2013
No. 4: “Best Places for Business and Careers”—Forbes, 2012
No. 7: “Best Cities for the Next Decade”—Kiplinger, 2010