This weekend the Star Tribune named MentorMate a “2016 Top Workplace.” (Commence celebrating!) The list recognizes the most progressive companies across Minnesota as measured by employee well-being and engagement.
“Working here means creative camaraderie and the chance to collaborate with the top technical minds here in Minnesota and around the world.”
Björn Stansvik, MentorMate Founder & CEO
This year over 1,555 organizations statewide were invited to participate. Over 73,870 employees submitted survey feedback on job satisfaction.
“By providing the opportunity to work on meaningful projects, including life-saving technology, our team comes to work excited and leaves empowered. We believe in autonomy and encourage our staff to take ownership in all they do.”
When MentorMate employees aren’t in the office, they can be found working in coffee shops or creative spaces across the city thanks to the weekly work-from-home policy. Office culture highlights include team happy hours, home-cooked lunches every Wednesday, ping pong tournaments and kickball.
“From flexible work hours, to our open culture, we have invested in our people since day one. We started the year with a reorganization of our space and are constantly challenging ourselves to improve. Our evolution in 2016 is only just beginning,”
Jessica Anderson, Director of Finance and HR
Involving the entire MentorMate team is an important component of company culture. Representatives from each department participate in the yearly strategic planning process. Keepers of organizational knowledge teach about company history during monthly lunch-and-learn style meetings.
“The companies in the Star Tribune Top Workplaces deserve high praise for creating the very best work environments in the state of Minnesota. My congratulations to each of these exceptional companies.”
Michael J. Klingensmith, Star Tribune Publisher
WorkplaceDynamics, a third-party firm specializing in employee retention, collects the responses and compiles the lists calculated purely on the basis of employees scores in three categories: small, medium and large. There are 150 businesses named in each.