Study: Spirit AeroSystems ranks fifth in “Most Responsive Employer” ranking

Spirit AeroSystem ranks fifth in a list of the Top 25 Most Responsive Employers in America for 2013, according to the ranking by StartWire.

The list ranks employers who “systematically and proactively provide feedback to job seekers on their job applications,” according to a release.

AT&T heads the list, followed by Pepsi Beverage Co., Rochester General Health System, Boehringer Ingelheim and Spirit.

The biggest complaint of job seekers is the “application black-hole,” StartWire founder and CEO Chris Forman said in a statement.

The ranking is meant to highlight employers who have heard the complaint and are working to improve the experience of job candidates, he said.

Researchers at StartWire analyzed the automated job application status updates of more than 8,000 companies.

StartWire is a job search organizer.