3M Listed As One Of The World’s Best Multinational Workplaces

3M Listed As One Of The World’s Best Multinational Workplaces

The industrial supplies manufacturer was the only Minnesota-based company to make the list.

3M was named one of the 25 World’s Best Multinational Workplaces on Wednesday by Fortune magazine and Great Place to Work.
 
The global recognition, which began in 2011, analyzes employees’ assessments of their jobs, managers, coworkers, as well as opportunities for training and support for a work/life balance in their workplace. Companies that can be considered must have a minimum of 5,000 employees worldwide with 40 percent of their workforce located outside of the country where it is headquartered.
 
Maplewood-based 3M was the only company from Minnesota to make the list, ranking 24th out of 25.
 
Google earned the top spot, followed by information technology company SAS Institute at number two and textiles manufacturer W.L. Gore & Associates in third. Find the full list here.
 
“We know investing in high-trust workplace culture results in distinct, tangible business benefits and provides a fun place to work,” said Marlene McGrath, 3M’s senior vice president of human resources, in a statement. “Engaged employees are key to driving innovation and making a difference around the world.”
 
This is not the first international honor 3M has received from Fortune this year. In February, the industrial supplies manufacturer also was listed as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies.