Want more exposure? Submitting a Best Workplaces application and completing the employee survey will automatically make you eligible for the overall Best Workplaces list. But you can also apply to up to five additional categories to receive additional recognition within group(s) of your peers.
Each category is an additional fee. The fee is currently at the early rate of $295 per category until December 8, 2023 (11:59 PM PT). After that, the fee increases to the regular rate of $345 until Friday, February 9, 2024.
You must apply to the 2024 Best Workplaces list to apply to any of the below additional recognition categories. You’ll have the option to apply for these categories when submitting your Best Workplaces Application.
Category 1 - Years in Business
Be honored as part of a special Best Workplaces list that encompasses only companies that have been in business as long as you have. Segments include: On the Rise: 0–4 years in business; Established Excellence: 5–14 years in business; and Enduring Impact: 15+ years in business
Category 2 - Revenue Range
Be honored as part of a special Best Workplaces list that encompasses only companies with a 2023 gross revenue projection that is similar to yours. Segments include: Lean and Mean: Under $5 million; Prosperous and Thriving: $5 million–$50 million; and Robust and Powerful: Over $50 million
Category 3 - Employee Count
Be honored as part of a special Best Workplaces list that encompasses only companies with an employee count that is similar to yours. Segments include: Nano: 5–9; Micro: 10–49 employees; Medium: 50–99 employees; Medium-Large: 100–499 employees; and XLarge: 500+ employees.
Category 4 – The Editors’ List
The Inc. Best Workplaces list is created in partnership with Quantum Workplace and is based on your employee feedback. For the Editors’ List, entries are evaluated exclusively by Inc.’s editors. This is a chance for you to tell our editors in your own words what makes your company great — and a chance at more recognition. Companies applying to the Editors List must answer two questions in addition to meeting the requirements for the general Best Workplaces list.
Category 5 – National Regions
Companies can apply to be named an Inc. Best Workplace in one of these regions: Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Northeast, Pacific, Rocky Mountain, Southeast, Southwest.
Mid-Atlantic Region: DC, DE, MD, NC, VA, WV
Midwest Region: IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI
Northeast Region: CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT
Pacific Region: AK, CA, HI, OR, WA
Rocky Mountain Region: CO, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY
Southeast Region: AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, PR, SC, TN
Southwest Region: AZ, NM, OK, TX
Join us on December 6 for Inc.'s Best Workplaces Q&A!