State makes mark in top 150 U.S. workplaces

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Twenty-three Minnesota employers made the list of top 150 places to work in the U.S., according to a new ranking by Pennsylvania-based employee survey company WorkplaceDynamics. The state ranks third for largest concentration of top workplaces, falling just slightly behind Illinois and Texas, which had 26 and 24 top companies respectively.

Asked for comment by the Star Tribune, Chris Puto, Ph.D., dean of the Opus College of Business, said he’s “not at all surprised” on the outcome. “It truly does reflect the values and the culture of the state of Minnesota,” Puto noted.

Management professor Jack Militello added that history has shown Minnesota businesses could be committed to being good corporate citizens while also making money. “A good company makes a profit, anticipates a vision, understands and does the right things, and looks out for people's interests,” Militello said.

Originally published: 01/31/2013, Star Tribune