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JM Family Enterprises Named One of the 2019 Best Workplaces for Millennials by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE

South Florida-based company moves up 34 spots in the annual ranking

JM Family Enterprises has been recognized as one of the Best Workplaces for Millennials for the fourth year in a row. The diversified automotive corporation took the No. 15 spot on the list, up from No. 49 last year and one of only two Florida companies ranked in the top 20.
 
“JM Family is honored to be recognized by our associates for creating one of the best workplaces for millennials,” said Carmen Johnson, executive vice president of Human Resources and Legal. “We strive to create cross-generational appeal by growing with the times while staying true to our deeply rooted company culture. To that end, we offer a sense of community, opportunities for continuous growth and development, and shared success.”
 
The list, which was compiled by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE, highlights companies that stand out for embracing change and providing resources that the next generation of workforce employees are seeking. In its efforts to maximize associate satisfaction, a transformation of JM Family‘s Deerfield Beach headquarters is currently underway. The modernized design will create a more collaborative, pedestrian friendly environment. Some new features will include a sports complex, outdoor amphitheatre, comfortable green space and a two-story dining hall.
 
Additional efforts to enhance the work environment for all associates include programs such as the “Doing It Better Showcase,” which encourages associates to submit ideas which promote risk taking and innovation. Another new program brings mindfulness seminars and mental health workshops for growth and personal well being. JM Family has responded to associate surveys by implementing a dress-for-your-day policy and remote work initiatives to ease the work/life balance. Various programs are piloted throughout the organization to determine how the best work environment can be created.
 
The ranking considered feedback representing over 4.5 million employees working at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. Great Place to Work, a global people analytics and consulting firm, evaluated more than 60 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included the extent to which employees trust leaders, the respect with which people are treated, the fairness of workplace decisions, and how much camaraderie there is among the team. Rankings are based on employees’ feedback and reward companies who best include all employees, no matter who they are or what they do for the organization.
 
“Millennials today face a unique set of challenges both in and out of the workplace ranging from cumbersome student loans to a lack of trust in their management,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “The Best Workplaces on this list have created a greater sense of fairness, collaboration, and professional development for millennials. These positive experiences empower them to bring their full potential to the workplace and the world.”
 
The Best Workplaces for Millennials is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. JM Family Enterprises was also ranked for its 21st consecutive year by FORTUNE as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, coming in as No. 17 on the prestigious list.

About the Best Workplaces for Millennials
Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses representing over 4.5 million employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit Greatplacetowork.com.

About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work® is a global people analytics and consulting firm that helps companies produce better business results by focusing on workplace culture. Powered by more than 30 years of research, Emprising®, its SaaS-enabled survey and analytics platform, gives companies access to the assessments, data, and reporting needed to build a high-trust, high-performance culture. 

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Additional efforts to enhance the work environment include programs such as the “Doing it Better Showcase” which encourages new ideas, risk taking and innovation, as well as mindfulness seminars and leadership workshops for continued growth and personal well being. JM Family has responded to associate surveys by implementing a “dress for your day” policy which allows a more comfortable and flexible dress code, along with carrying out some remote work initiatives to ease the work/life balance. Various programs are piloted throughout the organization to determine how the best work environment can be created.
About JM Family Enterprises, Inc.

JM Family Enterprises, Inc., founded by Jim Moran in 1968, is a $16.3 billion diversified automotive company ranked No. 21 on Forbes’ list of America’s Largest Private Companies. It is also ranked No. 17 by FORTUNE® as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For®, its 21st consecutive year on the list. JM Family has more than 4,400 associates and its primary subsidiaries include: Southeast Toyota Distributors, the world’s largest independent distributor of Toyota vehicles; JM&A Group, one of the leading independent providers of finance and insurance (F&I) products in the automotive industry; Southeast Toyota Finance and DataScan, both part of World Omni Financial Corp., a diversified financial services company; JM Lexus, South Florida’s only Lexus Plus dealer; and Home Franchise Concepts, a franchise network of home improvement products and services consisting of Budget Blinds, Tailored Living, Concrete Craft and AdvantaClean. Headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Fla., JM Family has major U.S. operations in Jacksonville and Margate, Fla.; Commerce and Alpharetta, Ga.; Mobile, Ala.; St. Louis, Mo.; and Irvine, Calif. Interact with JM Family on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn