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February 15, 2018 3 min read

Plante Moran ranks 20 on FORTUNE magazine's list of "100 Best Companies to Work For."

Plante Moran named to FORTUNE's list of 'The 100 Best Companies to Work For®' 20 years in a row 

Southfield, Mich. - Plante Moran, one of the nation's largest certified public accounting and business advisory firms, has been named to FORTUNE magazine's list of "100 Best Companies to Work For" for the 20th consecutive year.

The full list, which was announced today, ranks Plante Moran No. 20 and will appear in the March 1 issue of FORTUNE magazine (www.fortune.com). Plante Moran has been named to the prestigious list each year it has applied.

"Twenty years feels like a lifetime ago, but the powerful culture we had then has not changed," said Managing Partner Jim Proppe. "Fast forward to today, and the culture that puts our staff and our clients at the center of everything that we do has propelled our growth, while allowing us to stay true to our principles."

Since 1999 when Plante Moran first appeared on the FORTUNE list, the firm has more than tripled its staff, increased revenue by more than 500 percent, and expanded to 20 offices throughout Michigan, Illinois, and Ohio, along with international locations in Mexico, China, India, and Japan. The firm now serves clients in all 50 U.S. states and 124 countries. Throughout this growth, the firm has shown that its "We Care" culture stands the test of time and change.

"Growth and change are necessary to maintain a successful business," Proppe said. "Growth is not only how we offer new and enhanced service to clients; it's also how we provide opportunities for our staff. If we're not growing, we're standing still."

While Plante Moran is focused on growth, the firm is careful not to leave behind its most valuable asset: its people. From innovation groups and an open suggestion process, to staff surveys and a culture of piloting programs before adoption, the firm encourages staff to drive the firm's growth and change.
Plante Moran was founded on the understanding that most successful organizations not only develop, mentor, and reward their staff, but they also listen. This philosophy has led to firm culture that promotes staff development, retention and a focus on client service. The result is highly motivated staff providing exceptional client service.

"The world has changed, technology has changed, our firm has changed -- but our culture and commitment to staff and clients is unwavering," Proppe adds.

About Plante Moran

Plante Moran is among the nation's largest accounting, tax and consulting firms and provides a full line of services to organizations in the following industries: manufacturing and distribution, financial institutions, service, health care, private equity, public sector and real estate and construction. Plante Moran has a staff of more than 2,200 professionals in offices throughout Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois with international offices in Shanghai, China; Monterrey, Mexico; Mumbai, India; and Tokyo, Japan. Plante Moran has been recognized by a number of organizations, including FORTUNE magazine, as one of the country's best places to work. For more information, visit plantemoran.com.

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" list and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industry lists.

Methodology

Great Place to Work U.S. measures companies on the following characteristics: Great Place to Work for All, executive team effectiveness, innovation, and people-focused programs. In a Great Place to Work for All, employees report high levels of trust, credible and respectful leadership, pride in the work, and camaraderie. We also look to see that employees consistently experience this great workplace, regardless of who they are or what they do. Each company is scored on our analysis of anonymous employee responses to more than 50 survey questions on our Trust Index Survey, together with our evaluation of company programs and practices as measured through our Culture Audit assessment.
More than 315,000 employees provided feedback to determine the winners of the 2018 list. To be considered, companies needed to have at least 1,000 employees and receive enough survey responses to achieve a 95% confidence level with no more than a 5% margin of error.

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