Las Vegas Sands has been named one of America’s Best Employers in Forbes‘ annual list of America’s most respected employers. LVS was chosen based on an independent survey from a sample of more than 30,000 US employees working for companies with at least 1,000 people within their operations.

“Being an employer of choice is one of our top corporate values, and this honor from Forbes indicates we are making an impact,” said Sheldon G. Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands. “It is extremely gratifying knowing our team members believe in our culture, and we appreciate their loyalty and dedication to our mission of being the best hospitality company in the industry.”

Founded in 1989 with the purchase of the Sands Hotel, Las Vegas Sands is the world’s leading global developer of integrated resorts, serving both the business and leisure tourism markets. Las Vegas Sands pioneered the convention-based integrated resort model, which combines state-of-the-art meeting and convention facilities with luxury hotel rooms and suites, gaming, expansive retail offerings, celebrity-chef restaurants, live entertainment and a wide-range of other attractions and offerings.

Forbes, along with German market research firm Statista, evaluated companies based on two distinct criteria: direct recommendations and indirect recommendations. Through direct recommendations, employees were asked to rate their willingness to recommend their own employers to friends and family, analyzed on a scale of zero to 10. With indirect recommendations, participants were also prompted to evaluate other employers in their respective industries that stood out either positively or negatively. In addition, employees were asked 35 questions about work related topics including working conditions, salary, potential for development and company image. The rate of agreement and disagreement was measured on a five-point Likert scale.