Top Employers in Indianapolis, Indiana

Where to Work in Indianapolis, IN

Jobs at Indy’s Top Employers

indianapolis-city-logoMoving to Indy? With an abundance of major headquarters for healthcare, pharmaceutical, high-tech and manufacturing companies, the Indianapolis job market is growing – and filled with great opportunities for job hunters.

Welcome to the Circle City

Indianapolis is in the center of Indiana, and in many ways, it truly is in “the center of it all.” Home to major companies in the pharmaceutical, healthcare, manufacturing and tech industries, Indianapolis is the place where you can set down roots and grow your career.

While the city’s most recent “top employers” list tends to favor healthcare companies and hospitals, Indianapolis has a large array of very large employers who cover a wide range of industries. Here are some of largest, and most influential employers:

Indiana University Indianapolis – Indiana University is one of the dominant universities in the region, and Indianapolis, even more so, because of its partnership with Purdue University. In fact, the schools have paired up and are often referred to as IUPUI, which was formed in 1969. This allows people who go to Indiana University to enjoy more than 200 degree programs with some of the region’s finest instruction. And that’s not even counting Indiana University’s Medical School and Hospital, which is the second largest medical school in the nation.

Eli Lilly & Co – Eli Lilly is truly a home-grown success story in Indianapolis. Started in 1876 with a mission to make true medicines that transcended the “snake oil” of its time, Eli Lilly is now one of the world’s pre-eminent pharma companies, employing 41,000 people worldwide selling products in 120 countries. The company employs 11,000 people in Indianapolis alone, with an average salary and benefits of around $160,395.

Allison Transmission – Allison Transmission is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial duty automatic transmissions and hybrid propulsion systems– the kind often used in everything from tractor trailers, to garbage trucks, fire trucks and much more. The company has been in town since its founding in 1915, and employs 2,700 employees worldwide.

Rolls-Royce Corp – If you think Rolls Royce is just a luxury carmaker, think again. Downtown Indianapolis is the home of the company’s headquarters and much of its manufacturing of jet engines for commercial and defense markets. It also makes reciprocating engines and systems for the marine, distributed energy, oil, gas, and rail industries, as well as instrumentation for the nuclear civil power stations and nuclear
submarines.

Anthem – Indianapolis holds the headquarters of the merged WellPoint and Anthem companies, a nationwide provider of health insurance plans, including PPOs, HMOs, Dental plans and more.

Cummins – Cummins is a global power leader that designs, manufacturers, sells and services diesel engines around the world, with 7200 dealer locations in 190 countries. Not too shabby. And best of all, they recently announced they are consolidating operations in downtown Indy with a state of the art, new 10 story office tower to be finished in late 2016.

The companies listed here are only the beginning. Indianapolis is also home to headquarters for Roche Diagnostics, as well marketing data firm Exact Target/Salesforce, Angie’s List, and many others. No matter where you look, great career options are part of the culture in Indianapolis.