Five Minnesota companies have been included in the top 250 of Forbes' list of "World's Best Employers."
The list of 500 companies is topped by Google owner Alphabet, followed by software and programming giants Microsoft and Red Hat.
Forbes compiles the rankings based upon the feedback of some 1.4 million employees it surveyed, as well as public feedback across the globe.
The highest Minnesota entry on the list is Richfield's Best Buy, which has been named for the first time on the list and ranks as high as 66th.
Best Buy was the 7th-highest ranked retailer, and also the 7th-highest ranked overall in the "Best Employers for Women" list.
Two spots back in 68th is the Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth Group, followed in 72nd place by Austin's Hormel Foods.
Another food giant, General Mills of Golden Valley, ranks 131st on the list, with Maplewood's 3M ranking 218th.
Further back is Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp. at 426th.