SAS, Google and NetApp top best multinational workplace list

Information technology giants SAS Institute, Google and NetApp topped the list of the best multinational workplaces.

The list, developed by workplace consultants Great Place to Work, features a top ten dominated by technology firms, with the notable exceptions of consumer goods manufacturer Kimberly-Clark, hotels group Marriott, transportation specialists FedEx Express, manufacturer W. L. Gore & Associates and food and beverage company Diageo.

SAS pipped Google at the post for the top spot, while NetApp, Kimberly-Clark and Microsoft rounded out the top five.

Based on surveys conducted around organisational culture, the process whittled down 5700 companies across 45 countries to a list of 38 companies deemed the ‘best of the best’ for workplace conditions. The top 25 from this list was:

  1. SAS Institute
  2. Google
  3. NetApp
  4. Kimberly-Clark
  5. Microsoft
  6. Marriott
  7. FedEx Express
  8. W. L. Gore & Associates
  9. Diageo
  10. Autodesk
  11. PepsiCo
  12. Ernst & Young
  13. Telefónica
  14. Monsanto
  15. Intel
  16. National Instruments
  17. General Mills
  18. American Express
  19. Accor
  20. McDonald’s
  21. Cisco
  22. Novo Nordisk
  23. Quintiles
  24. SC Johnson
  25. Mars