Lancet Named One of Venture's Top 7 Minnesota Small Companies
The Business Journal - August 2001
CityBusiness, The Business Journal and sister-publication Ventures Magazine have identified 21 companies as Minnesota's greatest places to work.
On the list of 14 large companies rated best places to work published by CityBusiness today, are:
- Allianz Life Insurance Co. of North America
- C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc.
- General Mills Inc.
- Guidant Corp.
- Cardiac Rhythm Management Group
- Liberty Diversified Industries Inc.
- Lutheran Brotherhood
- Minnesota Life Insurance Co.
- Northwestern Travel
- Retek Inc.
- UnitedHealth Group
- Upsher-Smith Laboratories Inc.
- Wells Fargo & Co.
- Xiotech Corp.
Venture's list of seven small companies:
- CFG Insurance Services Inc.
- CF&G Strategies
- Harbinger Partners
- Lancet Software Development Inc.
- Seward Learning Systems Inc.
- U.S. Energy Services Inc.
- Western Bank
The listing is based on original research by CityBusiness' and Venture Magazine's research staff. They sent survey packages to more than 770 Minnesota-based companies. Businesses were then ranked on employee benefits and employee attitudes based on the completed surveys and follow-up telephone calls.
Companies on the list have one important thing in common: "Very loyal employees," said Diane Cormany, CityBusiness project editor. "Workers at a number of winning companies described their workplace as `one big happy family.' "
"Recruiting and retaining talent is the toughest challenge facing Minnesota companies," said Beth Ewen, editor-in-chief of CityBusiness and Ventures. "We intend this project to be a powerful tool in helping visionary leaders create the best workplaces."