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.

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    • 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%