Charles Pelton -
October 21, 2011
Curious about which companies will be on Great Place to Work®’s first-ever World’s Best Multinational Workplaces list, to be revealed at the New York Stock Exchange on October 27? Here are some hints as to their identities.
Three of the companies were analyzed some 27 years ago in the seminal book, Great Place to Work, by Great Place to Work co-founder Robert Levering. Five of the winners first appeared on a Great Place to Work national Best Companies’ list in the 1990s. The newest national listing? 2008.
These are large organizations, driven to maintain and grow positive workplace cultures. Great workplaces generally perform better than their counterparts in the marketplace. These 25 companies range in annual revenue from US$ 873 million to US$ 80 billion. Their average top line? Some US $24.5 billion.
One of the companies on the World’s Best list appears on 26 national Great Place to Work lists; four companies rank on five of our lists worldwide. The average company on the World’s Best list appears on 10 country lists.
Great Place to Work operates from 38 offices (representing 45 countries) around the world. Which countries contributed to the making of the 2011 global list? Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Central America, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela. To learn more about each country's Best Workplaces, consulting and training programs, you can visit their websites via www.greatplacetowork.net.
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