SAS, Google and NetApp top list of best multinational workplaces

25 companies created 120,000 new jobs globally

SAS Institute, Google and NetApp topped the list of 25 companies in the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces for 2012, selected by Great Place to Work.

The average trust index employee survey score (measuring the underlying level of trust at an organization) among the 25 listed companies inched up by one per cent this year. For the top five companies on the list — SAS Institute, Google, NetApp, Kimberly-Clark, and Microsoft — employee survey scores increased by an average of five per cent.

On average, returning companies on the World’s Best Workplaces list increased their revenue by nine per cent this year, and the 25 companies created 120,000 new jobs globally.

The number of applications the 25 companies receive is, on average, 11 times the number of employees they have. Voluntary turnover at 15 of the 25 companies was at eight per cent per annum, compared with the all-industry average in the United States of 9.1 per cent, according to CompData Service.

Nine of the 25 companies are listed in Canada: SAS Institute, Google, NetApp, Microsoft, Diageo, Autodesk, Ernst & Young, General Mills, Quintiles and SC Johnson.

World’s Best Multinational Workplaces for 2012

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. McDonalds

21. Cisco

22. Novo Nordisk

23. Quintiles

24. SC Johnson

25. Mars

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