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Two Minnesota Companies Are “Best Companies To Work For”

Both were chosen for offering unusual on-site perks and benefits.

Two Minnesota Companies Are “Best Companies To Work For”
Two Minnesota companies were recognized (again) by Fortune magazine in its annual 100 Best Companies To Work For list released Thursday.
 
Allianz Life Insurance, which operates in Golden Valley, and Rochester-based Mayo Clinic were both cited for the benefits and on-site perks offered to their employees.
 
Allianz (ranked 80th, down from 68th last year) made the list, in part, for matching employees’ 401k contributions dollar-for-dollar up to 7.5 percent of salary. The insurance firm also provides a farmer’s market and childcare center in its building, along with holding occasional bonfires in its courtyard.
 
Mayo (ranked 86th, down from 73rd last year) was selected for the ways in which it looks out for its own staff. Wellness programs offered by Mayo include discounted health club memberships, individual sessions with fitness coaches, and lunch-and-learns. One unusual perk: If any employee is critically ill or injured over 150 miles from a Mayo facility, the medical non-profit will provide free air ambulance transport to the nearest Mayo care center.
 
This was Allianz’s fifth year in a row on the list, while Mayo has been chosen by Fortune a dozen times previously.
 
Google (Alphabet) topped the list for the 7th time. The tech company has made the list a total of 10 times for offering its employees, as far as perks go, on-site health clinics, oil changes, haircuts, nap pods, personal-fitness classes, and even free laundry rooms.
 
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