Top Workplaces 2012

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

May 11, 2015
John Wiehoff, CEO of C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc., stood in the lobby of the company's headquarters in Eden Prairie.

Minnesota companies lead the way

After three years of surveying Minnesota companies, WorkplaceDynamics, the Star Tribune's partner in the Top Workplaces project, reports the state has more companies that meet its national benchmark than any of the other 30 markets the firm surveys.
June 13, 2013
Twins employee Barry Stehlik is busiest just before games, helping direct fans, such as Matt and Ashley Johnson of Shakopee, who were with kids, Brand

Large companies: Big firms focus on the small stuff

Even in tough times, our largest employers thrive by paying attention to the needs of individual employees
July 5, 2012
The winners of the Leadership Award for Top Workplaces CEOs: Paul Blom, Right at Home; Nancy Lyons, Clockwork Active Media Systems; and John Collopy,

Leadership awards: Where they lead, others follow

What makes a CEO a great leader? Our three award winners know the answer: It's all about taking care of their people.
Top Workplaces
June 17, 2012
Bianca Caruso and Nick Lampi, of Edward Jones, laughed about an upcoming outing to a Twins game. “We allow everyone the opportunity to succeed at wh

About: The key factors that make top workplaces

When it comes to identifying top workplaces, it helps to think of two basic types of factors:
June 17, 2012
Martin County Bank, 1875

These companies have history on their side

Some of today's top workplaces can trace their roots way, way back to rather more humble origins.
June 17, 2012
Nancy Lyons, president and CEO of Clockwork Active Media Systems, in the company’s 1930s-era gas station building.

Small companies: Teamwork, trust (and fun)

Those are among the elements that small companies say contribute to them becoming Top Workplaces.
June 17, 2012
Jessica Stifter, a registered nurse at Maple Grove Hospital, checked a new, handier medical supply cabinet as she cared from Terry McCann, of Brooklyn

Innovation: On the cutting edge

These top workplaces are seeing the benefits of technology investment.