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No MN companies in 'top 50 places to work' list, but it's not all bad news

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No Minnesota-based companies made the list, but that doesn't mean Minnesotans don't enjoy the benefits of being employed by some of the "best places to work" in the country.

Glassdoor on Wednesday released its annual Employees' Choice Awards, which identifies the 50 best places to work in North America and parts of Europe based on feedback from workers themselves.

Despite Minnesota being home to 17 Fortune 500 companies, and enjoying a relatively strong recovery from the recession, no Minnesota firms featured in the top 50 for large companies, or for small/medium-sized companies.

However, many of the companies listed in the top 50 do have satellite or branch offices in Minnesota, among them third placed insurance software company Guidewire, which has a location in Edina.

According to one review on Glassdoor, Guidewire benefits not only from having "solid, across the board" products, but the people who work there are "hard-working, honest, humble and always willing to help."

Other companies featured in the top 50 that have Minnesota offices include Boston Consulting Group (seventh), Adobe (19th), Delta (21st), Protiviti (23rd), Paycom (29th), Slalom Consulting (30th), and Gensler Architects (38th).

There are also a few retailers on there that have a presence in Minnesota, including Costco, REI and Nike.

The list was topped by online property rental website AirBNB, based out of San Francisco.

Minnesota companies have featured prominently in other employer lists. Earlier this year, Fortune featured General Mills, Allianz Life Insurance (which has its U.S. base in Minneapolis) and Rochester's Mayo Clinic in its top 100 best companies to work for rankings.

And, while not strictly relating to employees, both 3M and Medtronic were included just last week in the Boston Consulting Group's list of the World's 50 Most Innovative Companies.

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