Here are the seven best places to work in Arizona, based on public voting for the 2021 edition of Ranking Arizona, the state’s biggest and most comprehensive business opinion poll. Ranking Arizona is based purely on opinion and ranks companies based on how voters answer this simple question: with whom would you recommend doing business?

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Here are the seven best places to work in Arizona, as featured in the 2021 edition of Ranking Arizona:

Staff of 500 or more


Background: Founded in 1922 as an insurance association serving military families, USAA is one of America’s leading financial services companies. It offers insurance, banking, and financial advice and planning to its more than 13 million members. The company is headquartered in San Antonio, with its Phoenix Regional Office currently employing 4,800 employees in the Phoenix Metro area. USAA ranked No. 1 on Forbes 2020 Best-in-State Employer for Arizona. USAA ranks No. 94 on the FORTUNE 500 No. 12 on Forbes America’s Best Large Employers list and No. 5 on Military Times’ Best for Vets: Employers List.

Ace Building Maintenance

American Express

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

Desert Financial Credit Union

National Bank of Arizona

The CORE Institute

Staff of 101-499

Canyon State Electric

Background: Canyon State Electric is a family-owned business that has served Arizona and the Southwest Region as the premier electrical contractor since 1978. Founded by Steven Maderazzo and now alongside Christopher Maderazzo and Stephanie Maderazzo-Hughes, Canyon State Electric continues to use its expertise in the design and installation of electrical systems for commercial and industrial facilities to lead its team of nearly 200 employees. Canyon State Electric is proud to be an experienced partner that is dedicated to building relationships through quality, efficiency, and trust.

CORE Construction

Gust Rosenfeld

Henry + Horne

Lovitt & Touché, A Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company

Precision Air & Plumbing

WaFd Bank

Staff of 100 or fewer

Wood, Patel & Associates

Background: WOODPATEL is a locally-owned and operated consulting civil engineering firm serving Arizona and the region for more than 35 years. With a core purpose to “Create Connect Protect,” WOODPATEL believes in serving its clients and community with purpose and meaning. WOODPATEL collaborates with clients to create impactful projects that shape the community; connect on a human level to develop long lasting relationships; and as professionals, WOODPATEL takes great pride in its civic duty to protect public safety and its clients’ best interests.

Bar Napkin Productions

dpa architects



ReThinc Advertising

The James Agency