Stihl Named to America’s Best Employers List, According to Forbes

Stihl Inc. has once again been named to the 2023 Forbes list of America’s Best Midsize Employers, ranking at No. 30. This is the third year Stihl has been recognized on this distinguished list, moving up from No. 205 in 2022. This prestigious award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The awards list was announced on on Feb. 15.

Stihl has been operating in the U.S. for nearly 50 years, growing from 50 employees in 1974 to over 3,000 today. With an average tenure of 8 to 10 years, Stihl’s commitment to its employees is evident in everything from competitive pay to top-notch benefits to robust investments in career development.

“It is an honor to be included on the Forbes and Statista America’s Best Midsize Employers award list, among so many great companies,” said Stihl Inc. President and CEO Terry Horan. “This wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work and dedication put in by our employees. It’s our incredible team that continues to make Stihl a successful, world-class brand.”

Forbes and Statista selected the America’s Best Employers 2023 through an independent survey applied to a vast sample of approximately 45,000 American employees working for companies with more than 1,000 employees in America. Across 25 industry sectors, 1,000 employers have been awarded—500 large employers and 500 midsize employers. The evaluation was based on direct and indirect recommendations from employees who were asked to rate their willingness to recommend their own employers to friends and family. Employee evaluations also included other employers in their respective industries that stood out either positively or negatively.

STIHL Inc. manufactures the number one selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment in America,1 the number one selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment among U.S. landscape professionals in America,2 and the number one selling brand of chain saws in the world. STIHL also offers a full line of battery powered handheld outdoor power equipment for the professional and consumer. Stihl products are sold through a network of more than 10,000 authorized local STIHL Dealers from coast to coast — not big-box stores. Located in Virginia Beach, Va., STIHL Inc., the U.S. affiliate of the global STIHL Group, exports to more than 80 countries around the world, and the majority of STIHL products sold in America are made in America.3 STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the U.S. only. For more information or for the name of a local STIHL Dealer, call toll free 1-800-GO STIHL (1-800- 467-8445) or visit


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