Top Workplaces 2013

  • An archive of the fourth 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) Virginia Bourgeois played a card game called Skip Bo with Activity Assistant Sanika Brown in Gardenview at York Gardens (Ebenezer's senior housing development in Edina). (Gardenview offers memory care apartments and is part of the York Gardens development.)


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

Employees of the Nerdery donate professional services to nonprofits through the Overnight Website Challenge, a weekend marathon in which volunteers work on websites and digital marketing.

Slot supervisor Osbert Austin, left, and Jennifer Hallstrom, slot service specialist, worked on one of the machines at Mystic Lake.

Research suggests that engaged workers produce better profits.

Denise Dunnell Wells of Thrivent

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