The Star Tribune wanted to find out who was the best company to work for in the Twin Cities. Out of over 1,000 local employers contacted, 162 agreed to allow their employees to participate in a confidential survey. After analyzing the responses, the paper published their list of the top 100 employers in the Twin Cities metro area.
Who came out on top?
Best large company (500 or more employees): Keller Williams Realty. This Texas-based company has 13 Minnesota locations and almost 1200 happy employees.
Best medium company (150-499 employees): Minneapolis Marriott City Center. Part of the vast global hotel chain, the 160 employees at the Minneapolis location enjoy their jobs more than those at any other medium sized employer in the Twin Cities.
Denali Marketing. A Minneapolis-based marketing agency with 60 employees here in the city, Denali Marketing has Best Buy, Toy-R-Us and Sun Country Airlines as customers.
Best non-profit company: Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare. Over 1000 people work for Gillette Children's in their five Minneapolis locations, providing specialized pediatric medical care.
Best public company: General Mills. The cereal and packaged food giant, born and raised in Minneapolis, tops the list of publicly owned companies.
The Star Tribune didn't survey companies with less than 50 employees.