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An archive of the first annual Star Tribune Top Workplace survey. Employees ranked their workplaces based on leadership, benefits and the company's strategic direction.
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TOP 5 PUBLIC
|4||Best Buy Co. Inc.|
|5||Allianz Life Insurance Co.|
TOP 10 MEDIUM EMPLOYERS
|1||Minneapolis Marriott City Center|
|3||Right at Home|
|4||Hammer Residences Inc.|
|6||Noran Neurological Clinic|
|7||Gray Plant Mooty|
|9||Landscape Structures Inc.|
|10||M.A. Mortenson Company|
TOP 5 PRIVATE/NON-PROFIT
|1||Keller Williams Realty|
|2||Securian Financial Group|
TOP 10 SMALL EMPLOYERS
|5||U of M Physicians Smiley's Clinic|
|6||Nerdery Interactive Labs|
|9||Tactile Systems Technology|
|10||Padilla Speer Beardsley|
The Star Tribune and the Pennsylvania research firm WorkplaceDynamics set out to identify the Top 100 Workplaces in the Twin Cities. This survey is about companies whose employees have awarded high marks. Companies chose to take part in the survey process. WorkplaceDynamics contacted 1,241 employers in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. To qualify, companies had to have at least 50 employees and agree to allow employees to take a confidential survey. In all, 278 companies participated and 60,538 employees were surveyed. WorkplaceDynamics ranked the employers within their size band based solely on the employee responses. The top employers in each size band were selected as the 100 Top Workplaces in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area for 2012.There was no charge to companies or employees nor was any compensation paid to them.
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This survey is about companies whose employees have awarded high marks. It's a "good-to-great'' ranking, not a "worst-to-first'' competition. Companies chose to take part in the survey process.
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