Top Places to Work in Minneapolis

Top Places to Work in Minneapolis

The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal has named 55 Top Places to Work in Minneapolis for 2010, based on surveys of employees at the respective companies. Employees at these businesses enjoy open, communicative corporate cultures, respect, and care.

This is the 12th year the Business Journal has named Top Places to Work.

The following is a sampling of the winners for 2010.

Top Large Companies in Minneapolis

1. Accenture

Employees have the option of participating in the Benevolent Bench Program, which offers them time to volunteer, doing everything from sorting clothes to providing interviewing tips and computer tutoring. During the past year, Accenture employees have contributed 2,790 volunteer hours to 14 different nonprofits. About 670 of those hours were through Benevolent Bench.

2. Comcast

Comcast Corporation is the nation's leading provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services.Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, ten regional Comcast SportsNets and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast's Internet business.

3. University of St. Thomas, St. Paul

The University of St. Thomas, founded in 1885 by Archbishop John Ireland, is a Catholic, independent, liberal arts, archdiocesan university that emphasizes values-centered, career-oriented education.

4. CentraCare Health System

CentraCare system sprawls across three hospitals, about a dozen clinics and four long-term care facilities, employing nearly 6,500 people. Low turnover rates, employee wellness programs, flexible scheduling and a committee dedicated to employee satisfaction could all be factors in why CentraCare has been featured twice in Best Places to Work.

Best Medium Companies in Minneapolis

1. Gray Plant Mooty, Minneapolis

Founded in 1866, Gray Plant Mooty is the longest-standing law firm in Minneapolis. Employees at this law firm have enjoyed open communication lines even during the economic downturn. The firm has stated its intention to weather the downturn without layoffs by implementing shared sacrifices at all levels.

2. Lindquist & Vennum, Minneapolis

Lindquist & Vennum's 200 attorneys provide a full array of corporate finance, transactional and litigation services for clients from offices in Minnesota and Colorado. The firm was recognized for their family-friendly benefits and policies, flexibility, leadership, compensation, advancement and retention of women.

Best Small Companies in Minneapolis

1. 20 Below Studio, Minneapolis

Founded in 2002, 20 Below Studio is a Minneapolis based architecture and interior design firm specializing in the fields of commercial, corporate and hospitality architecture and design.

2. Preston Kelly Inc., Minneapolis

Every agency talks about transformation these days, but, over the last decade, it's hard to find an ad agency that's morphed more dramatically than Preston Kelly. Agency executives say Preston Kelly's success comes from focusing on "iconic ideas" first, and figuring out where those ideas ought to be deployed second.

For the full listing of the Best Places to work in Minneapolis for 2010, visit the Minneapolis/ St. Paul Business Journal.

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