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2 Chicago-Based Companies Among 'World's Best Workplaces'

Three other Midwest companies made it to the Top 25 best workplaces

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    Two of the best places to work in the whole world are based right here in Chicago, according to Fortune's new list of the 2018 World's Best Workplaces.

    Two of the best places to work in the whole world are based right here in Chicago, according to Fortune's new list of the 2018 World's Best Workplaces.

    Fortune partnered with workplace-culture analytics firm Great Place to Work to survey employees and determine which companies put their people first while staying "ahead of the curve by continually innovating their culture to meet the constantly changing demands of work, technology, and the marketplace." 

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    Surveys showed San Francisco’s Salesforce, which topped last year's list, was once again the leader. Chicago popped up twice on the list thanks to Hyatt Hotels Corporation, which ranked 14, and AbbVie, which ranked 16.

    “Hyatt is a great place to work because they treat you and respect you as people," one employee said in a survey. "They care with authenticity and want everyone to be at their best yet be themselves and motivate you."

    A surveyed AbbVie employee said: “Great trust in the employees, so you can work much freer, more motivated and more efficient. Clear strategy requirements. Everyone pulls together -almost like a family. You are very welcome to work at AbbVie. All in all, a great employer!”

    Three other Midwest companies made it to the Top 25: Stryker Corporation, based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, placed 12th; SC Johnson, based in Racine, Wisconsin, placed 18th; and 3M, based in Maplewood, Minnesota, placed 21st.

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    To be eligible, companies had to apply and be named to at least five national Best Workplaces lists. They had to have 5,000 employees or more worldwide, and at least 40 percent of the workforce had to be based outside of its home country.

    "Extra points are given based on the number of countries where a company surveys employees with the Great Place to Work Trust Index, and the percentage of a company's workforce represented by all Great Place to Work surveys globally," Great Place to Work said.

    Here is this year's list:

    1. Salesforce

    2. Hilton

    3. Mars, Inc

    4. Intuit Inc

    5. The Adecco Group

    6. DHL

    7. Mercado Libre

    8. Cisco

    9. Daimler Financial Services

    10. SAS Institute Inc.

    11. National Instruments Corporation

    12. Stryker

    13. SAP SE

    14. Hyatt Hotels Corporation

    15. Cadence Design Systems Inc

    16. AbbVie

    17. American Express

    18. SC Johnson

    19. EY

    20. Admiral Group plc

    21 3M

    22 Belcorp

    23 Adobe Systems Incorporated

    24 Natura

    25 Scotiabank

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