CareerBuilder Ranks Embry-Riddle among 50 Best Employers in Arizona

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University Adds to Its Collection of Top-Company Awards

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has been named one of the 50 “Top Companies to Work for in Arizona,” a new award from job-search provider CareerBuilder and Republic Media, publisher of The Arizona Republic.

The global leader in aviation and aerospace higher education, Embry-Riddle has a residential campus in Prescott, Ariz., for traditional students as well as several campuses around the state for civilian and military adult learners operated by the university’s Worldwide Campus.

The “Top Companies” honor is based on employee satisfaction surveys and an evaluation of the employer’s human resources programs, benefits and workplace culture.

“We’re very proud of this recognition of our commitment to workplace quality,” said Dr. Frank Ayers, chancellor of the university’s Prescott Campus. “We value the needs and contributions of every individual, and our ability to attract and retain top talent for fulfilling careers directly contributes to Embry-Riddle’s success in preparing students for rewarding careers of their own.”

The “Top Companies” winners were honored at a breakfast reception June 20 and were acknowledged in a special supplement in the June 23 edition of The Arizona Republic. The full list of the “Top Companies” and related stories can be found online at

In previous recognition, by BestCompaniesAZ, Embry-Riddle was rated one of the “100 Best Places to Work in Arizona” in 2012 and one of “Arizona’s Most Admired Companies” in 2011.

The university has accrued several best-employer accolades over the years. The Chronicle of Higher Education, the nation’s most respected publication covering colleges and universities, is honoring Embry-Riddle this year for the third consecutive year as one of the nation’s “Great Colleges to Work For”. Florida Trend magazine has ranked Embry-Riddle for three years among “Florida’s Best Companies to Work For”. The Orlando Sentinel newspaper has honored the university nine years in a row as one of Central Florida’s “Top 100 Companies for Working Families”.

These workplace awards rate Embry-Riddle highly in the categories of job satisfaction, compensation and benefits, respect and appreciation, work/life balance and professional/career development programs.

The university’s 2,500 employees around the globe enjoy competitive salaries, paid personal leave, paid holidays off, a 403(b) retirement plan with Embry-Riddle gift and matching contribution, health insurance and a four-day summer workweek. Additionally, tuition waivers give employees and their families access to a world-class Embry-Riddle education.

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About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 40 baccalaureate, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business and Engineering. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., and through the Worldwide Campus with more than 150 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The university is a major research center, seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies. For more information, visit, follow us on Twitter (@EmbryRiddle) and, and find expert videos at

About Republic Media
Republic Media is a consultative media company that generates a wide array of online, print and direct-mail products, including The Arizona Republic, La Voz and Since 1890, The Arizona Republic continues to be Arizona's most trusted and most read newspaper. For more information, visit

About CareerBuilder
CareerBuilder is the global leader in human capital solutions, helping companies target and attract their most important asset, their employees. Its online career site,, is the largest in the United States with more than 24 million unique visitors, 1 million jobs and 49 million resumes. More than 10,000 websites feature CareerBuilder’s proprietary job-search technology on their career sites.


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Melanie Hanns
Director, Public Relations
University Communications & Marketing Department
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Office: 386-226-7538

Max Sandoval
Director, Marketing & Communications
Prescott Campus Marketing
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Office: (928) 777-6731

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