The top 25 employers in Atlanta

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LinkedIn recently released its best employers in Atlanta. They ranked the top 25 companies to grow your career. The diverse list includes health care providers, food and beverage companies, as well as insurance agencies.

Over half of the listed companies are headquartered in the Greater Atlanta area. Companies had to have at least 50 employees and were ranked using the following seven categories:

  1. Ability to advance
  2. Skills growth
  3. Company stability
  4. External opportunity
  5. Company affinity
  6. Gender diversity
  7. Educational background

 

 

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Methodology

LinkedIn used its data to rank companies on the seven categories listed above. They defined those categories using the following:

  1. Ability to advance tracks employee promotions within a company and when they move to a new company, based on standardized job titles.
  2. Skills growth looks at how employees across the company are gaining skills while employed at the company, using standardized LinkedIn skills.
  3. Company stability tracks attrition over the past year, as well as the percentage of employees that stay at the company at least three years.
  4. External opportunity looks at recruiter outreach across employees at the company, signaling demand for workers coming from these companies.
  5. Company affinity, which seeks to measure how supportive a company’s culture is, looks at connection volume on LinkedIn among employees, controlled for company size.
  6. Gender diversity measures gender parity within a company.
  7. Finally, educational background examines the variety of educational attainment among employees, from no degree up to Ph.D. levels, reflecting a commitment to recruiting a wide range of professionals.

To be eligible, companies must have at least 50 employees as of April 30, 2021 in the city and reductions in staff (including attrition and layoffs) can be no higher than 10% (based on LinkedIn data and public announcements, respectively).

While LinkedIn’s annual Top Companies list includes only parent companies (data on majority-owned subsidiaries are incorporated into the parent company score), the city lists separate out subsidiaries from their parent companies. All data counts are normalized based on company size across the pool of companies eligible for the list.

The methodology time frame is May 1, 2020 through April 30, 2021. All of the data used is aggregated and/or de-identified.

LinkedIn excluded all staffing and recruiting firms, educational institutions and government agencies. It also excluded LinkedIn, its parent company Microsoft and Microsoft subsidiaries.

WarnerMedia
WarnerMedia

25. WarnerMedia

  • Where the local office is located: Midtown
  • Full-time headcount: 30,000
  • Most common skills among Atlanta employees: Broadcasting, Digital Media, Video Production
  • Most common job titles in Atlanta: Software Engineer, Financial Analyst, Project Manager

 

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Cox Automotive
Cox Automotive

24. Cox Automotive

  • Where the local office is located: North Brookhaven
  • Full-time headcount: 34,000
  • Most common skills among Atlanta employees: Process Improvement, SQL, Business Analysis
  • Most common job titles in Atlanta: Software Engineer, Product Owner, Scrum Master

 

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Chick-fil-A logo

23. Chick-fil-A

  • Where the local office is located: College Park (corporate headquarters)
  •  Full-time headcount: 2,400
  • Most common skills among Atlanta employees: Leadership Development, Process Improvement, Data Analysis
  • Most common job titles in Atlanta: Cashier, Manager, Information Technology Analyst

 

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State Farm
State Farm

22. State Farm

  • Where the local office is located: Sandy Springs
  • Full-time headcount: 57,500 (with 6,400 in Greater Atlanta)
  • Most common skills among Atlanta employees: Property & Casualty Insurance, Underwriting, Customer Satisfaction
  • Most common job titles in Atlanta: Claims Specialist, Insurance Agent, Underwriter

 

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Accenture
Accenture

21. Accenture

  • Where the local office is located: Midtown
  • Full-time headcount: 569,000 (with 2,900 in Greater Atlanta)
  • Most common skills among Atlanta employees: Business Analysis, Business Process, SQL
  • Most common job titles in Atlanta: Manager, Consultant, Managing Director

 

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Amazon Logo
Amazon.com

20. Amazon

  • Where the local office is located: Buckhead + operation centers throughout the metro area
  • Full-time headcount: 1,298,000 (with 17,000 in Greater Atlanta)
  • Most common skills among Atlanta employees: Operations Management, Inventory Management, Customer Satisfaction
  • Most common job titles in Atlanta: Fulfillment Associate, Area Manager, Delivery Driver

 

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ADP
ADP

19. ADP

  • Where the local office is located: Midtown
  • Full-time headcount: 58,000 (with 200 in Greater Atlanta)
  • Most common skills among Atlanta employees: PayrollProcess ImprovementSQL
  • Most common job titles in Atlanta: Payroll Specialist, Implementation Specialist, Project Manager

 

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IBM
IBM

18. IBM

  • Where the local office is located: North Buckhead and Sandy Springs
  •  Full-time headcount: 345,900
  • Most common skills among Atlanta employees: Cloud Computing, Program Management, Business Analysis
  • Most common job titles in Atlanta: Software Engineer, Project Manager, Information Technology Specialist

 

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Truist
Truist

17. Truist

  • Where the local office is located: Downtown and Alpharetta + branch locations throughout the metro area
  • Headcount in the U.S.: 52,300 (with 7,400 in Greater Atlanta)
  • Most common skills among Atlanta employees: Risk Management, Process Improvement, Financial Analysis
  • Most common job titles in Atlanta: Data Scientist, Software Engineer, Cyber Security Analyst

 

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Georgia-Pacific
Georgia-Pacific

16. Georgia-Pacific

  • Where the local office is located: Downtown
  • Full-time headcount: 30,000
  • Most common skills among Atlanta employees: Process Improvement, Supply Chain Management, Cross-functional Team Leadership
  • Most common job titles in Atlanta: Analysis Manager, Project Manager, System Analyst

 

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Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

15. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

  • Where the local office is located: Brookhaven + patient care facilities throughout the metro area
  • Full-time headcount: 11,000
  • Most common skills among Atlanta employees: Process Improvement, Program Management, Power Generation
  •  Most common job titles in Atlanta: Project Manager, Customer Service Representative, Distribution Engineer

 

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Cox Communications
Cox

14. Cox Communications

  • Where the local office is located: Sandy Springs
  • Full-time headcount: 18,000
  • Most common skills among Atlanta employees: Process Improvement, Cross-functional Team Leadership, Vendor Management
  •  Most common job titles in Atlanta: Project Manager, Software Engineer, Executive Assistant

 

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Fiserv
Fiserv

13. Fiserv

  • Where the local office is located: Sandy Springs, Midtown and Alpharetta
  •  Full-time headcount: 44,000 (with 3,000 in Greater Atlanta)
  • Most common skills among Atlanta employees: Business Analysis, Process Improvement, Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Most common job titles in Atlanta: Software Engineer, Project Manager, Program Manager

 

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Deloitte
Deloitte

12. Deloitte

  • Where the local office is located: Downtown
  • Full-time headcount: 334,800 (with 3,100 in Greater Atlanta)
  • Most common skills among Atlanta employees: Business Analysis, Business Process, Data Analysis
  • Most common job titles in Atlanta: Consultant, Manager, Auditor

 

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Equifax
Equifax

11. Equifax

  • Where the local office is located: Midtown
  • Full-time headcount: 11,400
  • Most common skills among Atlanta employees: Business Analysis, SQL, Software Development
  • Most common job titles in Atlanta: Software Engineer, Site Reliability Engineer, Product Owner

 

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Northside Hospital
Northside Hospital

10. Northside Hospital

  • Where the main campus is located: Sandy Springs
  • Full-time headcount: 25,000
  • Most common skills among Atlanta employees: Patient Safety, Electronic Medical Record (EMR), Healthcare Management
  • Most common job titles in Atlanta: Registered Nurse, Patient Care Technician, Medical Doctor

 

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NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation

9. NCR Corporation

  • Where the local office is located: Midtown
  • Full-time headcount: 36,000
  • Most common skills among Atlanta employees: Software Development, Business Analysis, SQL
  • Most common job titles in Atlanta: Software Engineer, Project Manager, Business Analyst

 

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UPS
UPS

8. UPS

  • Where the local office is located: Sandy Springs (corporate headquarters) and Alpharetta + sorting facilities throughout the metro area
  • Full-time headcount: 543,000 (with 11,300 in Greater Atlanta)
  • Most common skills among Atlanta employees: Supply Chain Management, Process Improvement, Operations Management
  • Most common job titles in Atlanta: Package Handler, Driver, Supervisor

 

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Emory Healthcare
Emory Healthcare

7. Emory Healthcare

  • Where the main center is located: Emory Village + patient care facilities throughout the metro area
  • Full-time headcount: 24,000
  • Most common skills among Atlanta employees: Healthcare Management, Electronic Medical Record (EMR), Patient Safety
  • Most common job titles in Atlanta: Registered Nurse, Patient Services Coordinator, Nurse Practitioner

 

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EY
EY

6. EY

  • Where the local office is located: Downtown and Alpharetta
  • Full-time headcount: 298,950 (with 3,050 in Greater Atlanta)
  • Most common skills among Atlanta employees: Business Analysis, SQL, Process Improvement
  • Most common job titles in Atlanta: Manager, Consultant, Assistant Director

 

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Wellstar Health System
Wellstar Health System

5. Wellstar Health System

  • Where the main center is located: Old Fourth Ward + patient care facilities throughout the metro area
  • Full-time headcount: 25,000
  •  Most common skills among Atlanta employees: Electronic Medical Record (EMR), Healthcare Management, Patient Safety
  • Most common job titles in Atlanta: Registered Nurse, Medical Doctor, Certified Nursing Assistant

 

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Coca Cola
Coca Cola

4. The Coca-Cola Company

  • Where the local office is located: Downtown
  • Full-time headcount: 80,300 (with 3,700 in Greater Atlanta)
  • Most common skills among Atlanta employees: Cross-functional Team Leadership, Process Improvement, Supply Chain Management
  • Most common job titles in Atlanta: Project Manager, Executive Administrative Assistant, Financial Services Manager

 

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AT&T
AT&T

3. AT&T

  • Where the local office is located: Buckhead + retail locations throughout the metro area
  • Full-time headcount: 230,000
  • Most common skills among Atlanta employees: Wireless Technologies, Vendor Management, Program Management
  • Most common job titles in Atlanta: Project Manager, Cable Technician, Network Support Specialist

 

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Delta
Delta

2. Delta Air Lines

  • Where the local office is located: Next to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (corporate headquarters)
  • Full-time headcount: 74,000
  • Most common skills among Atlanta employees: Program Management, Process Improvement, Aircraft Maintenance
  • Most common job titles in Atlanta: Flight Attendant, Pilot, Customer Service Representative

 

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The Home Depot
The Home Depot

1. The Home Depot

  • Where the local office is located: Vinings (corporate headquarters) + retail locations throughout the metro area
  • Full-time headcount: 504,800
  • Most common skills among Atlanta employees: Merchandising, Inventory ManagementProcess Improvement
  • Most common job titles in Atlanta: Salesperson, Senior Software Engineer, Customer Service Representative

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The top 25 employers in Atlanta

Kaitlyn Farley

Kaitlyn Farley is MediaFeed’s writer/editor. She is a masters of science in journalism candidate at Northwestern University, specializing in social justice and investigative reporting. She has worked at various radio stations and newsrooms, covering higher-education, local politics, natural disasters and investigative and watchdog stories related to Title IX and transparency issues.

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