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Best multinational workplaces in the world

Last updated on: November 16, 2012 12:31 IST

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Creating a great workplace is challenging enough; being in the top 25 of all multinationals around the globe is tougher still, says Great Place to Work.

It selected the World's Best Multinational Workplaces from nearly 5,700 companies that participated in Best Workplaces competitions during late 2011 to mid-2012 in the 45 countries in which it operates.

Let's take a look at best multinational workplaces in the world.

SOURCE: Great Place to Work

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Image: Shoppers at Fifth Avenue in New York.
Photographs: Chip East/Reuters

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SAS Institute

Employees: 13,268

Industry: Information Technology

Headquarters: Cary, North Carolina, United States

Listed in: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, India, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States

Employee growth: 6.2 per cent

Global revenues: $2.7 billion

First year as a Great Place To Work: 1993

Global rank: 1

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Google

Employees: 34,311

Industry: Information Technology

Headquarters: Mountain View, California, United States

Listed in: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, Ireland, Japan, the United States

Employee growth: 19 per cent

Global revenues: $37.9 billion

First year as a Great Place To Work: 2006

Global rank: 2

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Image: Google's France headquarters in Paris.
Photographs: Brinon/Pool/Reuters

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NetApp

Employees: 12,643

Industry: Information Technology/Data Management

Headquarters: Sunnyvale, California, United States

Listed in: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States

Employee growth: 7.6 per cent

Global revenues: $5.1 billion

First year as a Great Place To Work: 2008

Global rank: 3

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Kimberly-Clark

Employees: 57,929

Industry: Manufacturing & Production/Personal and Household goods

Headquarters: Irving, Texas, United States

Listed in: Bolivia, Brazil, Central America, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Peru, Venezuela

Employee growth: 1.6 per cent

Global revenues: $20.8 billion

First year as a Great Place To Work: 2003

Global rank: 4

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Microsoft

Employees: 96,052

Industry: Information Technology/Software

Headquarters: Redmond, Washington, United States

Listed in: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States

Employee growth: 6.2 per cent

Global revenues: $73.7 billion

First year as a Great Place To Work: 1993

Global rank: 5

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Image: A view of Microsoft's headquarters in Issy-les-Moulineaux near Paris.
Photographs: Charles Platiau/Reuters

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Marriott

Employees: 325,000

Industry: Hospitality/Hotel/Resort

Headquarters: Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Listed in: Brazil, India, Mexico, Peru, the United Arab Emirates, the United States

Employee growth: 2.7 per cent

Global revenues: $12.3 billion

First year as a Great Place To Work: 1998

Global rank: 6

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Image: Marriott hotel in downtown Los Angeles.
Photographs: Fred Prouser/Reuters

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FedEx Express

Employees: 151,344

Industry: Transportation/Package Transport

Headquarters: Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Listed in: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Central America, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates

Employee growth: 4.5 per cent

Global revenues: $26.5 billion

First year as a Great Place To Work: 1984

Global rank: 7

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Image: FedEx Panda Express aircraft carrying two giant pandas taxis along the runway at the Charles-de-Gaulle airport near Paris.
Photographs: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

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WL Gore & Associates

Employees: 10,059

Industry: Manufacturing & Production

Headquarters: Newark, Delaware, United States

Listed in: France, Germany, Italy, South Korea, the United States

Employee growth: 6.8 per cent

Global revenues: $3 billion

First year as a Great Place To Work: 1984

Global rank: 8

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Diageo

Employees: 25,000

Industry: Manufacturing & Production/Food products; beverages

Headquarters: London, United Kingdom

Listed in: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, Nigeria, Venezuela

Employee growth: 8 per cent

Global revenues: $16.8 billion

First year as a Great Place To Work: 2002

Global rank: 9

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Image: A man walks past barrels outside the Diageo Shieldhall facility near Glasgow, Scotland.
Photographs: David Moir/Reuters

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Autodesk

Employees: 7,254

Industry: Information Technology/Software

Headquarters: San Rafael, California, United States

Listed in: Canada, Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States

Employee growth: 4.2 per cent

Global revenues: $2 billion

First year as a Great Place To Work: 1999

Global rank: 10

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PepsiCo

Employees: 300,000

Industry: Manufacturing & Production/Food products; beverages

Headquarters: Purchase, New York, United States

Listed in: France, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates, Uruguay

Employee growth: N/A

Global revenues: $66 billion

First year as a Great Place To Work: 2004

Global rank: 11

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Image: Bottles of Pepsi on display in New York.
Photographs: Mike Segar/Reuters

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Ernst & Young

Employees: 167,000

Industry: Professional Services

Headquarters: London, United Kingdom

Listed in: Australia, Canada, India, Mexico, the United Kingdom, the United States

Employee growth: 9.9 per cent

Global revenues: $24.4 billion

First year as a Great Place To Work: 1999

Global rank: 12

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Image: A view of the Ernst & Young headquarters in New York.
Photographs: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

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Telefonica

Employees: 130,709

Industry: Telecommunciations

Headquarters: Madrid, Spain

Listed in: Argentina, Brazil, Central America, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, Peru, Spain, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela

Employee growth: -3 per cent

Global revenues: $88 billion

First year as a Great Place To Work: 2005

Global rank: 13

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Image: Telefonica's headquarters in Madrid, Spain.
Photographs: Susana Vera/Reuters

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Monsanto

Employees: 21,255

Industry: Manufacturing & Production/Chemicals

Headquarters: Creve Coeur, Missouri, United States

Listed in: Argentina, France, India, Ireland, Japan, the United States

Employee growth: N/A

Global revenues: $11.8 billion

First year as a Great Place To Work: 2000

Global rank: 14

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Intel

Employees: 104,116

Industry: Information Technology/Hardware

Headquarters: Santa Clara, California, United States

Listed in: Argentina, India, Ireland, Japan, the United States

Employee growth: 8.8 per cent

Global revenues: $54 billion

First year as a Great Place To Work: 1984

Global rank: 15

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Image: Intel headquarters in Santa Clara, California.
Photographs: Robert Galbraith/Reuters

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National Instruments

Employees: 6,704

Industry: Manufacturing & Production/Electronics

Headquarters: Austin, Texas, United States

Listed in: France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the United Kingdom, the United States

Employee growth: 9 per cent

Global revenues: $1 billion

First year as a Great Place To Work: 2000

Global rank: 16

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General Mills

Employees: 39,000

Industry: Retail/Food/Grocery

Headquarters: Golden Valley, Minnesota, United States

Listed in: Canada, France, Greece, the United Kingdom, the United States

Employee growth: 11 per cent

Global revenues: $14.9 billion

First year as a Great Place To Work: 1984

Global rank: 17

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Image: A box of General Mills breakfast cereal in Golden, Colorado, United States.
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American Express

Employees: 62,877

Industry: Financial Services & Insurance/Banking/Credit Services

Headquarters: New York City, New York, United States

Listed in: Argentina, India, Japan, Mexico, United States

Employee growth: 0 per cent

Global revenues: $30 billion

First year as a Great Place To Work: 2000

Global rank: 18

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Image: An American Express sign is seen on a restaurant door in New York.
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Accor

Employees: 160,000

Industry: Hospitality/Hotel/Resort

Headquarters: Paris, France

Listed in: Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, the United Kingdom

Employee growth: N/A

Global revenues: $7.9 billion

First year as a Great Place To Work: 1997

Global rank: 19

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Image: Novotel hotel, part of Accor, in Warsaw, Poland.
Photographs: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

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McDonald's

Employees: 1,850,000

Industry: Hospitality/Food and Beverage Service

Headquarters: Oak Brook, Illinois, United States

Listed in: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Central America, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela

Employee growth: 2.7 per cent

Global revenues: $27 billion

First year as a Great Place To Work: 1997

Global rank: 20


Image: A McDonald's in Tokyo.
Photographs: Kim Kyung Hoon/Reuters

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