The World's Best Multinational Workplaces

2011 World’s Best Multinational Workplaces

Out of 350 potential multinational best companies list makers, we recognize the top 25 that appeared on national Best Workplaces lists published between September, 2010, and August, 2011.

To qualify, multinationals must have appeared on at least 5 national Best Workplaces lists, have at least 5,000 employees worldwide, and have at least 40% (or 5,000 employees) of their workforce based outside their home country. Extra weight was given for the number of Listed In where a company participated in a Great Place to Work® contest and the percentage of a multinational’s workforce covered by all Great Place to Work® surveys.


  • 1. Microsoft
    Microsoft

    90,819 Employees
    www.microsoft.com
    Industry: Information Technology // Software
    Ownership: Public
    Headquarters: Redmond, Washington, United States
    Listed In: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden,Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States
    Employee Growth: 2.7%
    Global Revenues: $69.9 billion
    1st Year as a Great Place To Work: 1993

  • 2. SAS
    SAS

    12,226 Employees
    www.sas.com
    Industry: Information Technology //
    Ownership: Private
    Headquarters: Cary, North Carolina, United States
    Listed In: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Korea, Mexico, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, United States
    Employee Growth: 7.6%
    Global Revenues: $2.4 billion
    1st Year as a Great Place To Work: 1993
    Women in Senior Management: 31%

  • 3. NetApp
    Netapp

    11,736 Employees
    www.netapp.com
    Industry: Information Technology // http://greatplacetowork.net/storage/Data Management
    Ownership: Public
    Headquarters: Sunnyvale, California, United States
    Listed In: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Japan, The Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
    Employee Growth: 18%
    Global Revenues: $5.1 billion
    1st Year as a Great Place To Work: 2008
    Women in Senior Management: 23%

  • 4. Google
    Google

    28,768 Employees
    www.google.com
    Industry: Information Technology // Internet Service Provider
    Ownership: Public
    Headquarters: Mountain View, California, United States
    Listed In: Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, Japan, United States
    Employee Growth: 31.9%
    Global Revenues: $29.3 billion
    1st Year as a Great Place To Work: 2006

  • 5. FedEx Express
    Fedex

    150,113 Employees
    www.fedex.com
    Industry: Transportation // Package Transport
    Ownership: Public
    Headquarters: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
    Listed In: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Central America, Chile, France, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, The Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates
    Employee Growth: 2.2%
    Global Revenues: $24.6 billion
    1st Year as a Great Place To Work: 1984
    Women in Senior Management: 22%

  • 6. Cisco
    Cisco

    64,333 Employees
    www.cisco.com
    Industry: Information Technology //
    Ownership: Public
    Headquarters: San Jose, California, United States
    Listed In: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Mexico, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, United States
    Global Revenues: $40 billion
    1st Year as a Great Place To Work: 2001
    Women in Senior Management: 16%

  • 7. Marriott
    Marriott

    129,000 Employees
    www.marriott.com
    Industry: Hospitality // Hotel/Resort
    Ownership: Public
    Headquarters: Bethesda, Maryland, United States
    Listed In: Brazil, India, Mexico, Peru, United Arab Emirates, United States
    Employee Growth: -5.8%
    Global Revenues: $11.6 billion
    1st Year as a Great Place To Work: 1998

  • 8. McDonald's
    McDonalds

    1,800,000 Employees
    www.mcdonalds.com
    Industry: Hospitality // Food and Beverage Service
    Ownership: Public
    Headquarters: Oak Brook, Illinois, United States
    Listed In: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Central America, Colombia, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, The Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela
    Employee Growth: 3%
    Global Revenues: $24.1 billion
    1st Year as a Great Place To Work: 1997
    Women in Senior Management: 30%

  • 9. Kimberly-Clark
    Kimberly Clark

    57,000 Employees
    www.kimberly-clark.com
    Industry: Manufacturing & Production // Personal and Household goods
    Ownership: Public
    Headquarters: Irving, Texas, United States
    Listed In: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Central America, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Peru, Venezuela
    Employee Growth: 1.2%
    Global Revenues: $19.7 billion
    1st Year as a Great Place To Work: 2003

  • 10. SC Johnson
    SC Johnson

    12,000 Employees
    www.scjohnson.com
    Industry: Manufacturing & Production // Personal and Household goods
    Ownership: Private
    Headquarters: Racine, Wisconsin, United States
    Listed In: Argentina, Canada, Central America, Chile, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, United States, Venezuela
    Global Revenues: $8.8 billion
    1st Year as a Great Place To Work: 1984

  • 11. Diageo
    Diageo

    20,000 Employees
    www.diageo.com
    Industry: Manufacturing & Production // Food products; beverages 
    Ownership: Public
    Headquarters: London, United Kingdom
    Listed In: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Central America, Colombia, Ireland, Mexico, The Netherlands, Portugal, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela
    Global Revenues: $15.7 billion
    1st Year as a Great Place To Work: 2002
    Women in Senior Management: 27%

  • 12. American Express
    American Express

    63,409 Employees
    www.americanexpress.com
    Industry: Financial Services & Insurance // Banking/Credit  Services
    Ownership: Public
    Headquarters: New York City, New York, United States
    Listed In: India, Japan, Mexico, Sweden, United States
    Employee Growth: 3%
    Global Revenues: $27.8 billion
    1st Year as a Great Place To Work: 2000
    Women in Senior Management: 43%

  • 13. Medtronic
    Medtronic

    43,269 Employees
    www.medtronic.com
    Industry: Manufacturing & Production // Medical devices
    Ownership: Public
    Headquarters: Fridley, Minnesota, United States
    Listed In: Canada, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain
    Employee Growth: 4.6%
    Global Revenues: $15.8 billion
    1st Year as a Great Place To Work: 1998
    Women in Senior Management: 27%

  • 14. Intel
    Intel

    90,828 Employees
    www.intel.com
    Industry: Information Technology // Hardware
    Ownership: Public
    Headquarters: Santa Clara, California, United States
    Listed In: Argentina, France, India, Ireland, Japan, United States
    Employee Growth: 14.1%
    Global Revenues: $43.6 billion
    1st Year as a Great Place To Work: 1984
    Women in Senior Management: 12.70%

  • 15. Hilti
    Hilti

    20,305 Employees
    www.hilti.com
    Industry: Manufacturing & Production // Building Materials
    Ownership: Private
    Headquarters: Schaan, Liechtenstein
    Listed In: Austria, Canada, Chile, Germany, India, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland
    Employee Growth: 3%
    Global Revenues: $4.4 billion
    1st Year as a Great Place To Work: 2006

  • 16. 3M
    3m

    80,057 Employees
    www.3m.com
    Industry: Manufacturing & Production 
    Ownership: Public
    Headquarters: Maplewood, Minnesota, United States
    Listed In: Austria, Brazil, Chile, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Peru, Spain
    Employee Growth: 7%
    Global Revenues: $26.7 billion
    1st Year as a Great Place To Work: 1984
    Women in Senior Management: 16%

  • 17. Telefónica
    Telefonica

    134,275 Employees
    www.telefonica.com
    Industry: Telecommunciations 
    Ownership: Public
    Headquarters: Madrid, Spain
    Listed In: Argentina, Brazil, Central America, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, Peru, Spain, United Kingdom, Venezuela
    Employee Growth: 7%
    Global Revenues: $83 billion
    1st Year as a Great Place To Work: 2005
    Women in Senior Management: 17%

  • 18. National Instruments
    National Instruments

    6,130 Employees
    www.ni.com
    Industry: Manufacturing & Production // Electronics
    Ownership: Public
    Headquarters: Austin, Texas, United States
    Listed In: France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom, United States
    Employee Growth: 15%
    Global Revenues: $873 million
    1st Year as a Great Place To Work: 2000
    Women in Senior Management: 13%

  • 19. Mars
    Mars

    65,000 Employees
    www.mars.com
    Industry: Manufacturing & Production // Food products
    Ownership: Private
    Headquarters: McLean, Virginia, United States
    Listed In: Austria, Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland
    Global Revenues: $30 billion
    1st Year as a Great Place To Work: 2008
    Women in Senior Management: 27%

  • 20. Accenture
    accenture

    236,000 Employees
    www.accenture.com
    Industry: Professional Services // Consulting – Management
    Ownership: Public
    Headquarters: United States
    Listed In: Argentina, Austria, Denmark, Germany, Greece, India, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, United States
    Employee Growth: 15.7%
    Global Revenues: $25.5 billion
    1st Year as a Great Place To Work: 2001
    Women in Senior Management: 16%

  • 21. Roche
    Roche

    80,000 Employees
    www.roche.com
    Industry: Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals // Pharmaceuticals
    Ownership: Public
    Headquarters: Basel, Switzerland
    Listed In: Central America, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, Portugal, Uruguay, Venezuela
    Employee Growth: 11.54%
    Global Revenues: $52.9 billion
    1st Year as a Great Place To Work: 2000
    Women in Senior Management: 16%

  • 22. Novo Nordisk
    Novo Nordisk

    32,495 Employees
    www.novonordisk.com
    Industry: Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals 
    Ownership: Public
    Headquarters: Bagsværd, Denmark
    Listed In: Austria, Brazil, Chile, Greece, Ireland, Peru, Spain
    Employee Growth: 8.1%
    Global Revenues: $11.1 billion
    1st Year as a Great Place To Work: 2001
    Women in Senior Management: 22%

  • 23. The Coca-Cola Company
    Coca Cola

    140,000 Employees
    www.coca-cola.com/
    Industry: Manufacturing & Production // Food products; beverages 
    Ownership: Public
    Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
    Listed In: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Spain
    Global Revenues: $35.1 billion
    1st Year as a Great Place To Work: 2001
    Women in Senior Management: 28%

  • 24. Atento
    Atento

    151,896 Employees
    www.atento.com
    Industry: Professional Services // Telephone Support/Sales Centers
    Ownership: Private
    Headquarters: Madrid, Spain
    Listed In: Argentina, Central America, Mexico, Peru, Spain
    Employee Growth: 14.9%
    Global Revenues $2.2 billion
    1st Year as a Great Place To Work: 2007
    Women in Senior Management: 26.4%

  • 25. Quintiles
    Quintiles

    23,800 Employees
    www.quintiles.com
    Industry: Health Care // Services
    Ownership: Private
    Headquarters: Durham, North Carolina, United States
    Listed In: Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom
    Employee Growth: 5.3%
    Global Revenues: $3 billion
    1st Year as a Great Place To Work: 2003
    Women in Senior Management: 50%