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The 2014 100 Best Companies to Work For: The List

A look at some of the best workplaces in Minnesota — and what makes them so beloved by employees

By Caitlin Hill
Friday, June 6, 2014

Note: This page is just one part of the 2014 100 Best Companies to Work For. Make sure to check out this year's Best in Class winners as well as the recipients of the Ultimate Office Awards.
 
People spend about one-third of their lives at work—so for a company looking to attract top talent, it helps to score high marks in employee satisfaction. In our third annual survey, we asked Minnesotans what's important to them when it comes to their work life, and what makes their company a great place to be. The 100 Best were chosen using data gathered from an anonymous employee satisfaction survey administered by an independent research group. Only the top Minnesota companies as judged in areas such as work environment, employee benefits, and employee happiness were selected for inclusion in the list.
 
Headquarters: Rogers
Description: A technical services company that provides clients with solutions to optimize their business
 
Headquarters: Minneapolis
Description: A development, design, and internet marketing firm that uses technology as a solution for business problems
 
Headquarters: St. Paul
Description: An IT consulting group specializing in service management, infrastructure, architecture, and more
 
Headquarters: Minneapolis
Description: An integrated holding company that works to meet the changing needs of agri-business
 
Headquarters: Duluth
Description: An online marketing agency known for their integrated strategies, demographic targeting, and guerrilla conversion techniques
 
Handling Systems
Headquarters: Maple Grove
Description: A material handling outfitter specializing in pallet rack systems, warehouse design, modular offices, and more
 

American Heart Association
Headquarters: Dallas (MN regional office: Minneapolis)
Description: A nonprofit organization that works to help people live healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease.

 

Anytime Fitness
Headquarters: Hastings
Description: A national fitness center that prides itself on convenience and unlimited access

 
Headquarters: St. Paul
Description: A technology and data-driven company that focuses on the back-end portion of revenue cycle management, primarily in the healthcare industry
 
Headquarters: Eden Prairie
Description: A software technology company that focuses on research, development, engineering, and services
 
Headquarters: Eagan
Description: Develops software for staffing and recruiting
 
Headquarters: St. Paul
Description: A strategic PR company that specializes in classic, digital, and specialized public relations
 
Headquarters: Minneapolis
Description: A marketing company that provides growth solutions for highly regulated industries
 
Headquarters: Minneapolis
Description: A full-service marketing communications agency connecting rural and urban consumers
 
Headquarters: Kansas City (MN location: Bloomington)
Description: A full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental, and consulting solutions firm
 
Headquarters: Washington, D.C. (MN location: Minneapolis)
Description: A national commercial real estate services company
 
Headquarters: Cleveland (MN location: Minneapolis)
Description: A national provider of consulting and business services such as accounting, tax, benefits, and insurance
 
Headquarters: Minneapolis
Description: A full-service digital marketing, insights, and brand advocacy firm
 
Headquarters: Minneapolis
Description: A technology and digital strategy, design, and content agency
 
Headquarters: Minneapolis
Description: Provides endpoint data protection and data management for individuals and businesses
 
Headquarters: Minneapolis
Description: A user experience consulting firm that works with large companies to create data-driven user experiences
 
Headquarters: Maple Grove
Description: An IT solution provider that focuses on network infrastructure
 
Headquarters: St. Cloud
Description: A social media management company that provides businesses with cost-effective social media and web services
 
Headquarters: Ramsey
Description: A family owned corporation that sells new and used networking and computer products
 
Headquarters: Minneapolis
Description: A digital agency that focuses on design, data, marketing, and technology to transform the way brands communicate and how businesses run
 
Headquarters: St. Paul
Description: A managing general agency that provides one-stop employee benefits brokerage
 
Headquarters: Eagan
Description: An orthodontics office offering treatments for kids, teens, and adults
 
Headquarters: Minneapolis
Description: A human resource development consulting firm that works to reduce turnover and increase employee engagement
 
Headquarters: Minneapolis
Description: An IT consulting and direct hire firm that specializes in connecting IT professionals to opportunities at leading companies in the Twin Cities area
 
Headquarters: Bloomington
Description: Provides real estate consulting (Executive Realty); a property management company that provides full-service tenant placement (CitiesRentals.com)
 
Headquarters: Eden Prairie
Description: A full-service commercial law firm with clients ranging from emerging businesses to Fortune 500 companies
 
Headquarters: Minneapolis
Description: An integrated marketing agency that uses creativity to engage customers with clients’ brands
 
Headquarters: St. Paul
Description: Provides full-service event production services to help clients promote their brand
 
Headquarters: St. Paul
Description: A software company that creates products for EMS classes and education
 
Headquarters: Dallas (MN locations: Minneapolis and Mankato)
Description: Offers business solutions designed to increase sales effectiveness
 
Headquarters: Waconia
Description: A full-service information security management company that protects businesses’ confidential and sensitive information
 
Headquarters: Minneapolis
Description: A full-service marketing agency that focuses on brand strategy and integrated communications
 
Headquarters: Roseville
Description: Partner with Microsoft providing business intelligence and SharePoint-based digital marketing solutions
Web: gnetgroup.com
 
Headquarters: St. Paul
Description: A public relations and affairs firm that works to both promote clients’ best interests and to protect their reputations
 
Headquarters: Minneapolis
Description: A litigation boutique that invites attorneys of all levels to participate in the development of case strategy and firm management
 
Headquarters: Minneapolis
Description: A full-service marketing agency that strives to tell the stories of businesses that are making a difference in the world
 
Headquarters: Plymouth
Description: A family-owned employee benefits insurance agency
 
Headquarters: St. Paul
Description: Provides technology consulting services to businesses in the Twin Cities
 
Headquarters: Brownsdale
Description: A marketing services and database company that serves the food-service industry
 
Headquarters: Burnsville
Description: A full-service office supply and furniture source
 
Headquarters: Eagan
Description: Develops software solutions for clients ranging from midsize to Fortune 500 companies to state government
 
Headquarters: Minneapolis
Description: An association management company that provides meeting and conference management, publication management, and more
 
Headquarters: Minneapolis
Description: A branding and marketing communications firm that works primarily with the med-tech, technology, and financial industries to develop launch communications
 
Headquarters: Edina
Description: Provides e-commerce, online marketing, and website design and development services
 
Headquarters: Plymouth
Description: A family-owned distributor of electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and data communication products
 
Headquarters: St. Paul
Description: A full-service property management company that provides professional services for residential properties in the Twin Cities
 
Headquarters: Chanhassen
Description: Provides software for the damage prevention industry (KorTerra); provides communication services to call center operations (KorPartners)
 
Headquarters: Nowthen
Description: A woodworking company that specializes in custom cabinets, but also makes banisters, ceilings, and more
 
Headquarters: Minneapolis
Description: A full-service advertising agency that offers a strategic, consumer-minded approach to healthcare, financial, and technology marketing
 
Headquarters: Bloomington
Description: A business technology and service provider that delivers managed print services, voice technology, and more
 
Headquarters: Minneapolis
Description: A full-service CPA and consulting firm that provides business accounting, audit, and tax services
 
Headquarters: Minneapolis
Description: A strategic public relations and online marketing agency that offers clients a combination of marketing campaigns, social media, events, crisis communications, and more
 
Headquarters: St. Cloud
Description: A national technology provider that offers voice, data, video, and print solutions
 
Headquarters: Minneapolis
Description: A wholesale chocolate company that specializes in gourmet food gifts and that supplies specialty and national retailers
 
Headquarters: Moose Lake
Description: A health care provider serving east central Minnesota
 
Headquarters: Maplewood
Description: An architectural sheet metal company that does specialty work in fabrication, installation, and distribution of custom metal types and finishes
 
Headquarters: Roseville
Description: Provides technical support for hardware, software, networks, and Internet connection
 
Headquarters: Excelsior
Description: A full-service digital marketing firm that specializes in SEO, analytics, e-commerce, and more
 
Headquarters: St. Paul
Description: Provides realtors with access to information and resources to ensure an efficient and effective property market
 
Headquarters: Brooklyn Park
Description: The only fitness manufacturer in the world to focus exclusively on elliptical machines
 
Headquarters: Golden Valley
Description: A management services company that works primarily with companies that provide social services
 
Headquarters: New York 
(MN location: Minneapolis)
Description: An audience development agency that helps clients connect with their customers
 
Headquarters: St. Paul
Description: A personal risk management and insurance agency that provides a variety of different types of insurance
 
Headquarters: Minneapolis
Description: A professional services firm that provides service, support, education, and add-ons for Microsoft Dynamics CRM
 
Headquarters: Plymouth
Description: Provides personalized wealth management advice to both business owners and individuals
 
Headquarters: Eden Prairie
Description: A media company that owns and operates a digital place-based network that is used in more than 700 college recreation centers in the U.S. and Canada
 
Headquarters: Plymouth
Description: A family-owned mixing equipment manufacturer that also helps customers with effective waste removal
 
Headquarters: Minneapolis
Description: An integrated strategy and service design company that works with clients to create effective growth solutions
 
Headquarters: Minneapolis
Description: A furniture retailer that provides modern and American made designs
Web: roomandboard.com
 
Headquarters: Minneapolis
Description: A professional staffing firm specializing in finance, accounting, and human services
 
Headquarters: St. Louis Park
Description: Provides improved IT processes and effective security management
 
Headquarters: Bloomington
Description: Provides web governance tools such as web analytics and SEO to help organizations enrich their websites
 
Headquarters: Winsted
Description: A stocking distributor of new and used material handling equipment
 
Headquarters: Minneapolis
Description: An executive recruitment firm that uses a “short list” approach to presenting candidates
 
Headquarters: Rochester
Description: An accounting firm that works with businesses, governments, schools, and individuals with complex financial needs
 
Headquarters: Minneapolis
Description: A digital innovation agency that assists clients in building their brand
 
Headquarters: Minneapolis
Description: A provider of web software and mobile applications for youth, amateur, and professional sports
 
Headquarters: St. Paul
Description: An economic and community development organization that works for artists
 
Headquarters: Minneapolis
Description: A marketing and technology firm that provides social media, search, email, and mobile marketing
 
Headquarters: Minneapolis
Description: A creative agency that works with medical device and health care companies to provide marketing across various media platforms
 
Headquarters: Barnesville
Description: Partners with Microsoft Dynamics to help businesses become more productive through the use of technology
 
Headquarters: Eagan
Description: An IT equipment reseller that helps customers find, deliver, and service the hardware they need
 
Headquarters: St. Paul
Description: A community bank that provides responsible and affordable financial services to underserved people
 
Headquarters: Duluth
Description: Provides creative solutions for branding, strategy, and more to help drive businesses
 
Headquarters: Burnsville
Description: A technology assurance company that provides customized IT solutions for businesses
 
Headquarters: Burnsville
Description: A fax automation services company focused on helping clients save time, money, and resources
 
Headquarters: White Plains, NY (MN location: Minneapolis)
Description: A nonprofit health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services
 
Headquarters: Bloomington
Description: Partners with clients to provide web development and other project support
 
Headquarters: Minneapolis
Description: A software development firm that partners with clients to find software solutions to complex business problems
 
Headquarters: St. Paul
Description: An importer and distributor of fine wine, mainly for restaurants and
retailers
 
Headquarters: Minneapolis
Description: A business law firm that represents business owners in complex business litigation and transactions
 
Headquarters: New Ulm
Description: Delivers fully managed IT and print services to Minnesota businesses
 
Headquarters: Wayzata
Description: A consulting firm that uses a specialized approach to link the three essential areas of business for improvement solutions
 
Headquarters: Minneapolis
Description: A voice systems management company that helps clients reduce operational costs, improve customer service, and more
 
Headquarters: Eden Prairie
Description: A restaurant management and technology partner that specializes in fast casual and quick service restaurants
 

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