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World's top 20 multinational workplaces

December 30, 2013 11:25 IST

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While there are many multinationals operating both in advanced and developing economies, not all are truly world-class.

Let's take a look at some of the best multinational companies.

Source: greatplacetowork.com

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Google

Employees: 40,178

Industry: Information technology/Internet service provider

Headquarters: Mountain View, California, United States

Listed in: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Switzerland, India, Japan, Mexico, United States

Employee growth: 17 per cent

Global revenues: $50.2 billion

Overall rank: 1

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Image: A view of the game room at the New York City offices of Google.
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SAS Institute

Employees: 13,732

Industry: Information technology/software

Headquarters: Cary, North Carolina, United States

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

Employee growth: 4 per cent

Global revenues: $2.9 billion

Overall rank: 2

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Image: A woman uses her mobile phone to download books in a free mobile library in central Kiev, Ukraine.
Photographs: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

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NetApp

Employees: 12,604

Industry: Information technology/storage/data management

Headquarters: Sunnyvale, California, United States

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

Employee growth: 26 per cent

Global revenues: $6.3 billion

Overall rank: 3

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Image: Danelle Hutton works on her laptop computer in her open cubicle at the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory Research Support Facility in Golden, Colorado.
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Microsoft

Employees: 100,517

Industry: Information technology/software

Headquarters: Redmond, Washington, United States

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

Employee growth: 4 per cent

Global revenues: $77.8 billion

Overall rank: 4

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Image: Six-year-old Lara plays with a computer inside a 'Barbie Dreamhouse' of Mattel's Barbie dolls in Berlin, Germany.
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WL Gore & Associates

Employees: 10,197

Industry: Manufacturing & production/chemicals

Headquarters: Newark, Delaware, United States

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

Employee growth: 2 per cent

Global revenues: $3.2 billion

Overall rank: 5

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Kimberly-Clark

Employees: 58,000

Industry: Manufacturing & production/personal and household goods

Headquarters: Irving, Texas, United States

Listed in: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, South Korea, Peru, Venezuela

Employee growth: 2 per cent

Global revenues: $21.1 billion

Overall rank: 6

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Marriott

Employees: 328,790

Industry: Hospitality/hotel/resort

Headquarters: Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Listed in: Brazil, India, Japan, Mexico, United Arab Emirates, United States

Employee growth: 5 per cent

Global revenues: $11.8 billion

Overall rank: 7

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Image: Sales Manager Jacqueline Yaffe in the dining room of a model suite in a hotel in Toronto. Photo is for representation purpose only.
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Diageo

Employees: 28,000

Industry: Manufacturing & production/food products/beverages

Headquarters: London, United Kingdom

Listed in: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Mexico, Spain, Venezuela

Employee growth: N/A

Global revenues: $18 billion

Overall rank: 8

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National Instruments

Employees: 7,132

Industry: Manufacturing & production/electronics

Headquarters: Austin, Texas, United States

Listed in: Central America, France, Germany, China, Italy, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom, United States

Employee growth: 7 per cent

Global revenues: $1.1 billion

Overall rank: 9

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Cisco

Employees: 72,360

Industry: Information technology

Headquarters: San Jose, California, United States

Listed in: Brazil, Switzerland, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Portugal, Spain, United States

Employee growth: 11 per cent

Global revenues: $46.6 billion

Overall rank: 10

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Autodesk

Employees: 7,307

Industry: Information technology/software

Headquarters: San Rafael, California, United States

Listed in: Australia, Canada, Switzerland, China, United Kingdom, United States

Employee growth: 1 per cent

Global revenues: $2.3 billion

Overall rank: 11

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Monsanto

Employees: 22,000

Industry: Biotechnology & pharmaceuticals/biotechnology

Headquarters: Creve Coeur, Missouri, United States

Listed in: Argentina, Brazil, Central America, India, Mexico

Employee growth: 4 per cent

Global revenues: $13.5 billion

Overall rank: 12

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BBVA

Employees: 113,310

Industry: Financial services & insurance/banking/credit services

Headquarters: Bilbao, Spain

Listed in: Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela

Employee growth: 8 per cent

Global revenues: $30 billion

Overall rank: 13

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American Express

Employees: 62,501

Industry: Financial services & insurance/banking/credit services

Headquarters: New York City, New York, United States

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

Employee growth: 2 per cent

Global revenues: $31.6 billion

Overall rank: 14

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Hilti

Employees: 20,500

Industry: Retail/specialty

Headquarters: Schaan, Lichtenstein

Listed in: Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Turkey

Employee growth: Zero per cent

Global revenues: $4.5 billion

Overall rank: 15

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Telefonica

Employees: 130,709

Industry: Telecommunciations

Headquarters: Madrid, Spain

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

Employee growth: Minus 4 per cent

Global revenues: $82.3 billion

Overall rank: 16

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Accor

Employees: 133,886

Industry: Hospitality/hotel/resort

Headquarters: Paris, France

Listed in: Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, India, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, United Kingdom

Employee growth: Minus 8 per cent

Global revenues: $7.3 billion

Overall rank: 17

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Quintiles

Employees: 28,400

Industry: Biotechnology & pharmaceuticals

Headquarters: Durham, North Carolina, United States

Listed in: Canada, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, the Netherlands, United Kingdom

Employee growth: 6 per cent

Global revenues: $3.7 billion

Overall rank: 18

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SC Johnson

Employees: 12,893

Industry: Manufacturing & production/personal and household goods

Headquarters: Racine, Wisconsin, United States

Listed in: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Spain, United Kingdom, Venezuela

Employee growth: Zero per cent

Global revenues: $9 billion

Overall rank: 19

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FedEx Express

Employees: 160,647

Industry: Transportation/package transport

Headquarters: Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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

Employee growth: 6 per cent

Global revenues: $26.5 billion

Overall rank: 20

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