Top Workplaces 2014

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

Diane Gates, 44, of Minnetonka, looks at books with her twins, Theo and Haley Gates-Buss, both 22 months old, at Bright Horizons, the on-site child ca

Top workplaces for 5 straight years

What makes a company a top workplace for five years in a row?
ACR Homes' husband-and-wife team of Jim and Dorothy Nelson visited J. Arthur's coffee shop, Friday, May 16, 2014 in Roseville, MN.

Top large companies: Making the right hires

June 15, 2014
ACR Homes, an operator of group homes, gains the top ranking in its first year in our survey.
Cole's stylist MaryClaire Wingert styled Sanjana Krishnamurthy, 12. Sanjana donated 8 inches of hair to Locks of Love.

Top midsize companies: Fun, charity as big draws for employees

June 15, 2014
Midsize employers share the wealth to keep workers happy.

Top small companies: Values, mission, hedgehogs boost culture, growth

June 15, 2014
Tech firm Intertech and Gentle Transitions, in senior services, lead the pack for 2014.

Top Workplaces first-timers: Having fun with the job

June 15, 2014
The 27 companies that made the list of Top 100 Workplaces for the first time this year have their own ideas for employee satisfaction and…

Giving Back: Simple lessons from company volunteers

June 15, 2014
Contributing to the community is a part of the job description at top workplaces.

Top Workplaces: Special award winners

June 15, 2014
Employees singled out these companies for special praise.

Top Leaders: Executives share credit, spread responsibility

June 15, 2014
The executives who received the highest leadership scores in employee surveys had two things in common: All were surprised, and none wanted to take credit.

2014 Top 100 Workplaces

June 12, 2015
Minnesota employees surveyed by WorkplaceDynamics ranked these 100 employers as Top Workplaces for 2014.

2014 National standard setters

June 11, 2015
These 50 Minnesota employers scored high enough to qualify as Top Workplaces against WorkplaceDynamics' national benchmark, although not high enough to crack the Top 100 Workplaces.