Great Place to Work® announces the 2013 World's Best Multinational Workplaces

Tech companies land four out of five top places in the list, Google at number one

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Great Place to Work® announced its third annual 25 World's Best Multinational Workplaces List during a live online broadcast event today. For the first time since the list's inception, Google topped the list as the number one company, followed consecutively by SAS, NetApp and Microsoft. W.L. Gore, a manufacturing company, rounds out the top five. In addition, Kimberly Clark, Marriott, Diageo, National Instruments and Cisco took honors in spots six through ten respectively.

Great Place to Work's ranking is the world's largest annual study of workplace excellence and identifies the top 25 best multinationals in terms of workplace culture. Since launching the first best workplaces lists in partnership with FORTUNE magazine in the United States and Exame in Brazil in 1997, Great Place to Work® now recognizes leading workplaces in nearly 50 countries. The World's Best Multinational Workplace list is based on an extensive set of data from some 2,900 companies that were listed on Great Place to Work® country lists. Each year, Great Place to Work® analyzes data from surveys taken by more than 5 million employees and workplace culture analytics conducted at 7,200 companies, which represent more than 16 million employees worldwide.

"The companies listed on the third-annual World's Best Multinational Workplaces list are creating workplaces dedicated to fostering trust, pride and camaraderie amongst their employees," said China Gorman, CEO of Great Place to Work®. "Their inclusion on this prestigious list demonstrates their commitment to continually improving the lives of their employees and setting innovative new standards for workplaces of the future."

To view the entire World's Best Multinational Workplaces list, please visit http://www.greatplacetowork.net/worlds-best-multinationals/the-list

Rank2013

Company

1

Google

2

SAS Institute

3

Netapp

4

Microsoft

5

W. L. Gore & Associates

6

Kimberly Clark

7

Marriott

8

Diageo

9

National Instruments

10

Cisco

11

Autodesk

12

Monsanto

13

BBVA

14

American Express

15

Hilti

16

Telefonica

17

Accor

18

Quintiles

19

SC Johnson

20

Fedex Corporation

21

Atento

22

Mars

23

McDonald's

24

The Coca - Cola Company

25

Novartis

For more information about Great Place to Work®, please visit www.greatplacetowork.net.

About Great Place to Work®:

Great Place to Work®, headquartered in San Francisco, is a global research, consulting and training firm that helps organizations identify, create and sustain great workplaces through the development of high-trust workplace cultures. Great Place to Work serves businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies in almost 50 countries.

About the World's Best Multinational Workplaces List:

Great Place to Work's annual World's Best Multinational Workplaces List ranks the top 25 global companies to work for. Qualifying companies must have been selected for at least five national Great Place to Work® lists, have at least 5,000 employees worldwide and count at least 40 percent of their global workforce outside of the company's home country.

SOURCE: Great Place to Work

For further information:

Lexi Gibson, Great Place to Work®, +1-415-844-2500, agibson@greatplacetowork.com, or Lily Eng, Weber Shandwick, +1-415-262-5966, leng@webershandwick.com

http://www.greatplacetowork.net

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