Top Workplaces 2010

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.

Business
June 19, 2011

Honing their edge

To protect and grow their markets, companies are going green, investing in technology and educating workers and customers alike.
Business
June 19, 2011
Martin Tschofen and Jay Peters tried out the user experience part of Denali's website. (The company was acquired by Minneapolis ad agency Olson on Jun

Denali, Holmes Corp. keep employees happy

Small companies such as Denali Marketing find success by treating employees as valued, respected individuals.
Business
March 16, 2011
Paul Blom, owner and CEO of Right at Home, with one of five batches of rhubarb jam he makes at home over successive weekends. He gives a jar to each o

Marriott: Tops for making workers feel appreciated

To cultivate a top workplace, midsize employers use their heads and their hearts to keep workers engaged.
Business
March 16, 2011
A weekly business development meeting at Gray Plant Mooty, where pay cuts for hourly and salaried workers have been restored.

Wise responders to recession

How did top employers cope with the recession? By sharing the pain while preserving their workplace cultures.
Business
June 20, 2010
Keller Williams employees were asked to donate their time as part of a company-wide Red Day (Renew/Energize/Donate) on May 13 with an emphasis on impr

Keller-Williams Realty: Agents of change

In a tough economy, the realty company ranks as the top Twin Cities workplace. Why? People come first.
June 20, 2010
Shelly Dvorak visited her 8-month-old daughter Ashlyn at General Mills infant daycare over the lunch hour.

General Mills, ING, Graco round out diverse group

At big companies, workers crave the global opportunities and flexible workplace policies. General Mills ranked first among publicly-held companies and second overall.
Business
June 20, 2010
Cole's Salon employees, with friends and family, raised over $35,000 over the last three years walking in the Colon Cancer Coalition's Get Your Rear i

Gaining by giving

Top employers motivate workers to make a difference in their communities. And vice versa. Volunteer programs also build worker esprit, connection with the company and retention.