2012: 100 Companies that Employ or are Seeking Six Sigma Black Belts

One of the most common questions prospective students have about six sigma certification is what kind of companies employ Six Sigma Black Belts and how much do they earn. Below is a list of companies that are either currently advertising positions for Six sigma Black Belts or that currently employ Six sigma Black Belts. This list was compiled from a 2012 online salary survey compiled in may by Glassdoor.com and from current job listings.

Knowing the type of companies that employ Six sigma black belts is important because a strong background, for example in healthcare management combined with Black Belt certification can be very valuable. In today’s competitive employment environment Six sigma certification can help an applicant get ahead of the competition.

In addition, many of the companies on this list are Fortune 500 companies. Working for a large company can have substantial long-term career benefits that are no longer offered at smaller companies. Good health care and pension plans, stock incentives and generous vacation time and opportunities for advancement are among the benefits available at many large companies. This list is filled with companies that offer some of the best benefit packages still available in the United States. Having Six sigma certification for any of them would be beneficial for both initial hiring and advancement irregardless of whether an initial position required Six sigma certification or not.

One of the most striking things about this company list is the diversification among the companies that employ Six sigma Black Belts. The diversification and application of Six sigma and Lean is expanding rather than contracting. Much of the initial hype and excitement that surrounded Six sigma in the 1990’s has dissipated. In many ways this is a good thing. The continued successful implementation of quality processes into so many diversified fields demonstrates the continued value and growth of the Six sigma model.

100 Companies that Employ or Are looking to Employ Six Sigma Black Belts

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ADT Security Services
Alliance Data
American Express
Applied Materials
AT&T
Avery Dennison
Bank of America
Bechtel
Beckman Coulter
Bell Helicopter
Bridgewater Interiors
Cameron International
Cardinal
CAT Financial
Catalent Pharma
Ceridian
Cintas
Cisco Systems
Comerica Bank
Cummins
Cummins Turbo
Caterpillar
Caterpillar Logistics Services
Cleveland-Cliffs
Cyber Coders
Delphi
Device Search Group
Digital Technology Solutions
Dow Chemical
Dupont
Dupont Coatings and Color Technologies
Dupont Safety and Protection
Eastern Chemical
Eli Lilly
Empire Southwest
Entegris
Ford Motor
FPC of Columbia Galileo International
GE
GE Capital
GE Healthcare Bio-Science
GE Security
Genpact
Genzyme
George Group
Greenlee Textron
Gulfstream Aerospace
HBD/Thermoid, Inc.
Harrison Steel Castings Co
Hartford
Hubbell Incorporated
Honeywell
Horsburgh & Scott
IBM
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Jabil
Johnson Controls
Kennametal
Kraft Foods
Kwikset Corporation
Labinal
Lehigh Hanson
Louisiana-Pacific
Lubrizol
Mars Corporation
McKesson
Molex
Motorola Mobility
MRI Network
Nielsen Company
Nortel Networks
Omnova Solutions
PACCAR
PHH Corporation
Pioneer Hi-Bred
Providence Health and Services
Quest Diagnostics
Rexam beverage Can Americas
Rock-Tenn
Secora Consulting
Select Comfort Corporation
Schlumberger
ShoreTel
Solar Turbines
Smith & Nephew
Steelscape
Stephan Company
SUPERVALU
Sutter Health
TFC
Toyota
Trinity Health (Novi)
Tru Vue
UC Health
United Health Care
US Navy
US Army
Virtua Health
West Pharmaceutical Services
Xerox