A Sense of Community Drives Great Cultures at the World’s Best Workplaces

Great Place to Work® releases its 5th annual list of the 25 World's Best Multinational Workplaces; Google takes top spot

Great Place to Work®'s new report based on surveys of more than 500,000 employees across 47 countries finds that camaraderie is central to what makes the World's Best so great.

SAN FRANCISCO, October 13, 2015 – Employees at the World's Best workplaces have spoken: it takes a community to make a company great.

A new study by research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® into the World's Best Multinational Workplaces finds that a spirit of camaraderie is central to employee perceptions that their cultures are great.

With the new report, Company as Community, Great Place to Work also released its 5th annual list of the 25 World's Best Multinational Workplaces. Technology giant Google ranks #1 for the third straight year. Rounding out the top five on the list are software firm SAS Institute, specialty manufacturer W.L. Gore, data storage specialist NetApp and mobile communications provider Telefónica.

"Congratulations to the World's Best," said Ann Nadeau, Global Managing Director of Great Place to Work®. "Great workplaces like these pay special attention to the diversity of individual employees' experiences. At the same time, our research into the World's Best suggests companies shouldn't lose sight of the importance of esprit de corps—and of cultivating a friendly, fair and fun community at work."

Great Place to Work® has been studying great workplace cultures worldwide and producing best workplace lists for more than three decades, and continues to find that trust, pride and camaraderie are universal foundations to a great workplace. Particular components of those foundations take on greater importance in different regions and at different historical moments. To help today's global companies understand how best to build or improve a great workplace, we examined which of the Great Place to Work® Trust Index© survey statements best predicted World's Best employees' response to the overall statement, "Taking everything into account, I would say this is a great place to work." (There are 58 statements in total on the Trust Index©.)

wb-driversThe analysis, which involved survey responses from more than half a million employees at the 2015 World's Best, found that six of the top 15 drivers indicate a festive, inclusive community is key to what makes the World's Best great. (See highlighted statements from our Trust Index© in chart.)

Employees at the 25 top global companies also value competent management and workplace basics like safe job conditions.

The Company as Community report provides details about the findings and their connection to global trends, explains the way great cultures are a competitive advantage, and offers a set of recommendations based on the research.

The report also includes the full list of the 2015 World's Best. This year's set of listed companies is the latest sign that any workplace can be great. The Best Workplaces represent operations in 47 different countries and come from industries ranging from cosmetics and candy to computer software and chemicals. Other listed companies are from the retail, financial services and hospitality fields.

To read the report and view the list of the 25 World's Best Multinational Workplaces, please click here.

NOTE: Just prior to release of the 2015 World's Best Multinational Workplaces Dell announced an acquisition of #6 EMC. The results of the 2015 World's Best are based on global employee survey results from the last year.

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and employer branding programs, including Best Companies lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarking, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune, "100 Best Companies to Work For" list and the Great Place to Work® Best Small & Medium Workplaces list. Follow Great Place to Work® online at and on Twitter at @GPTW_Global. For information about global operations at Great Place to Work®, visit

About the World's Best Multinational Workplaces List:

Great Place to Work's annual World's Best Multinational Workplaces List ranks the top 25 global companies to work for. Qualifying companies must have been selected for at least five national Great Place to Work® lists, have at least 5,000 employees worldwide and count at least 40 percent of their global workforce (or 5,000 employees) outside of the company's home country.

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