Top companies that employ or are seeking six sigma black belt certified professionals 

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

  • 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
  • ING BROKERS NETWORK
  • 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


Blog source: Aveta business institute