In May, five manufacturing companies located in Tijuana were recognized by The Great Place to Work Institute in the 500-5000 category. At the top of the list is Plantronics as the “Best place to Work in México”, Greatbatch Medical holds 23rd place, Welch Allyn is 27th, Eaton is 40th, and Becton Dickinson de México came in at 70th.
Plantronics, a US-based manufacturer of wearable technology, has been named as the “Best Place to Work” in México for six years in a row in the category. This announcement sets a milestone for the institute as the only company to achieve the honor six times.
Plantronics Mexico has been operating in Tijuana for more than 40 years and, during that time, has been widely recognized for its good practices in fields such as operational excellence, quality, logistics, environmental stewardship, manufacturing and human capital, among others. Each year, the plant opens its doors to the local industrial community to share their best practices in what they call “Operational Excellence Week.”
The city of Tijuana has become one of Mexico´s most competitive cities for manufacturing with a concentration of more than 580 companies involved in the industry. This represents the largest base of export manufacturing firms in the country and due to the establishment of world-class human capital practices, Tijuana boasts the most lowest turnover rates in the industry.
The Great Place to Work distinction validates the company’s commitment to community and industry. The rankings are the result of a survey conducted in more than 40 countries through which employee satisfaction is assessed in factors such as career opportunities, compensation and benefits, work-life balance, senior management, organizational culture and values.
Many companies in the manufacturing industry use the “Great Place to Work Survey” as a resource to improve efficiency through a positive impact in the quality of life of employees, while forwarding company goals in the attraction and retention of the best talent.