Newsweek Names Southwire as One of America’s Greatest Workplaces for 2024


Jul 1, 2024

Southwire, North America’s leading wire and cable company, is pleased to share it has been named as one of America’s Greatest Workplaces for 2024 by Newsweek and Plant-A Insights Group. The list recognizes companies for their performance on a range of relevant metrics based and a large-scale employer study based on more than 1.5 million comprehensive company reviews from more than 250,000 employees. This commendation comes on the heels of two other recognitions from Newsweek, including America’s Greatest Workplaces for Mental Wellbeing and America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity.

“We are incredibly proud of this honor,” said Rich Stinson, Southwire’s President and CEO. “I say all the time that it is an exciting time to be in the electrical industry and an even more exciting time to be at Southwire. This is – in great part - because of the passion, commitment, spirit and effort of our team members. We are continually enhancing our strong culture and are committed to being a workplace that prioritizes our people – an employer of choice.”

Nearly one in every two new homes built in the United States contains Southwire products, and the company produces half of the cable used to transmit and distribute electricity throughout the nation. To remain competitive and deliver on its commitment of empowerment, trust, consistency and inclusion, Southwire continues to invest in meaningful development programs to maintain a safe and inclusive environment.  

Anchored by its five core tenets — Growing Green, Living Well, Giving Back, Doing Right, and Building Worth — the company is dedicated to fostering an environment where everyone can flourish, ensuring sustainability for future generations.

“Finding a great workplace is an important decision that needs to factor in pay, respect, training and advancement as well as healthy work-life balance. Newsweek and market-data research firm Plant-A Insights are proud to publish ‘America’s Greatest Workplaces 2024,’ the second annual ranking that highlights companies which are committed to offering a positive and supportive working environment,” said Nancy Cooper, Newsweek’s global Editor in Chief.

The methodology for American’s Greatest Workplaces 2024 is based on a multi-stage evaluation, including:

  • A pre-study survey that interviewed HR professionals to identify current and future employee satisfaction drivers.
  • A employee survey among U.S. employees who reviewed employers they were familiar with. The independent study is based on >250,000 interviews and more than 1.5 million company reviews collected in 2022 and 2023.
  • A desk research project which collected information on 15 key performance indicators relevant for a great employee experience.

Southwire is poised for sustainable growth, not only in the industry-leading solutions it offers to its customers, but in its commitment to supporting team members in an ever-changing and quickly evolving world.

"We are committed to ensuring Southwire is an exceptional and inclusive workplace for generations to come," said Fernando Esquivel, Southwire’s executive vice president and chief people and culture officer. "Through investments in inclusive partnerships, fostering team member engagement, promoting workplace flexibility, and sharing success with our team members through comprehensive rewards, we are steadfast in our commitment to supporting every aspect of our team."

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