Top Workplaces 2011

  • An archive of the second annual Star Tribune Top Workplace survey. Employees ranked their workplaces based on leadership, benefits and the company's strategic direction.

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Left to right, Brenda Dombeck of Minnetonka Title, Cathy Robin of Advi...

about the survey

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.

Workplace Dynamics

Sally Mainquist, CEO of Certes Financial Pros, stood outside the Cooki...

Starkey excels at integrating technology, training and benefits into t...

Greg Page is the CEO of Cargill, which was founded in 1865 and employs more than 130,000 people in 66 countries around the world. Page was photographed in the library at the Lake Office building at the company’s headquarters in Minnetonka.

During a training session lecture break Deb Holmes sets up an appointm...


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