Microsoft’s best MNC to work for
Global – Microsoft has been crowned the coveted title of best multinational company (MNC) to work for, beating 24 other US and international organisations.
The list is the first of its kind from global research, consulting and training firm Great Places to Work Institute, and ranked SAS, NetApp, Google and Cisco Systems in the top five.
Jose Tolovi, global CEO of the Great Place to Work Institute, said one thing the top companies had in common is that “they don't just do business as usual”.
“They try to be innovative, creative, and they really care about their people,” Tolovi told Yahoo!. In order to qualify for the list, companies had to appear on at least five national Great Places to Work lists, have at least 5,000 employees worldwide, and at least 40% of their global workforce must work outside of the company's home country.
Tolovi added all 25 companies on the list had three running traits: trust, pride and camaraderie. “Trust is the essential trait. The best companies listen a lot to their people and then according to that, they keep changing and innovating,” he said.
Responding to the award, Lisa Brummel, chief people officer at Microsoft, said, “Microsoft is a great place to work not only because of what we do, but because of the quality of the company culture that our employees have collectively created.”
She added the employee working experience is key in creating a strong and conducive culture, and Microsoft provides that by offering both tangible and intangible benefits. Brummel said this could be in the form of “being able to go outside and play cricket, soccer, or baseball in the middle of the day, or whether it's being able to get to and from work in an easy way”.
Here is the Great Place to Work Institute's full list of the World's Best Multinational Workplaces:
9. Kimberly Clark
10. SC Johnson
12. American Express
18. National Instruments
22. Novo Nordisk
23. Coca Cola
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