Consumers Energy Recognized by Forbes Magazine as Michigan’s Best Employer in National Survey

May 11, 2017 12:40 PM ET
Press Release

JACKSON, Mich., May 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy has been named Michigan’s best employer in a new ranking from Forbes magazine of the best places in America to work.

Consumers Energy ranked 62nd overall in Forbes’s list of America’s 500 best employers, a comprehensive list of companies from all industries across the nation. The publication’s third annual ranking is based on anonymous surveys of almost 30,000 American workers who were asked questions that included how likely they were to recommend their employer to friends or family.

“Employees who are satisfied in their work are the bedrock of our company’s triple bottom line commitment to people, planet and profits,” said Patti Poppe, Consumers Energy’s president and chief executive officer. “We are gratified that our own employees recommend Consumers Energy as a place that’s great to work, and are proud to have a workplace culture that supports rewarding careers and world-class service to our customers.”

Consumers Energy has undertaken various efforts to create a strong, vibrant workplace. The company supports resource groups for employees of different backgrounds and last year was recognized as a silver level Veteran-Friendly Employer by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.

“We have worked hard in recent years to listen to our employees and use their ideas to make our company stronger,” said Cathy Hendrian, Consumers Energy’s senior vice president of human resources. “We measure our performance in terms of employees’ benefits, productivity and morale against our peers and against employers outside our industry to make sure we’re attracting and retaining the best and brightest people to serve our state.”

In addition, Consumers Energy and employees supported a successful effort in the company’s hometown of Jackson to develop a citywide non-discrimination ordinance. The Jackson City Council approved the legislation in February.

Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest utility, is the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), providing natural gas and electricity to 6.7 million of the state’s 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

About Consumers Energy
Consumers Energy is one of the nation's largest combination utilities, providing electric and natural gas service to 6.7 million of Michigan's 10 million residents, in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties. We’re creating a sustainable future by focusing on the environment, powering Michigan's economy and investing in people.

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