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Great Places to Work

Right now, lots of us are happy just to get a paycheck that doesn’t bounce. But there are dozens of companies in Minnesota that offer employees something more, from generous retirement plans and cool office environs to subsidized child-care and no-cost health care. Here, 48 companies that treat their employees like customers.

Great Places to Work
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Dec 19, 2008 11:37 am
 Posted by  Ohtheirony

Poor timing, don't you think? This article appears at Minnesota companies are shedding jobs. "my bad," Minnesota Monthly.

Jan 8, 2009 10:49 am
 Posted by  gshetzer

Mystic Lake may be a 'great' place to work for healthcare but for health it is one of the worst. They still allow smoking almost everywhere in the casino, exposing both guests and employees to the dangers of second hand smoke. Blackjack dealers especially are inundated with smoke constantly from players sitting just three feet away. Many dealers have high blood pressure and breathing problems directly associated with this smoke.

Feb 13, 2009 09:23 am
 Posted by  Unforgettable

Mystic Lake Casino is not a good place to work. I worked there for over 10 years and was let go when I was on a medical leave of absence. The clinics that are there were just put in place about 2 years ago. The doctors that are in these clinics are not really doctors. They are Physicians assistants. They are not there looking out for the employee's health. They are there for the companies benefit. Come on, they get paid to make sure an employee is able to work even if you have a serious health problem. The older you get and the longer you are employed there, the more likely you are to get let go because you start costing them money. They will search for ways to get rid of someone. Articles like this should be investigated more thoroughly before being published. On paper anything can sound good. You should talk to the people that are really involved.

Mar 9, 2009 02:19 am
 Posted by  Sure

I love DQ,it's very delicious.I want to know all the things about DQ .

Jun 17, 2009 06:28 am
 Posted by  chris

Hi,my name is Chris,I have been an employee (shift leader)at my local DQ for over 7 years now and i have to say that it is one of the best jobs i have ever had. I have 3 kids of my own and they all love it too. I have meet some really great people working here,the kids are really hard working and the enviroment is always fun for them too.Everyone that comes in is almost an everyday costomer(which means we are doing something right).I would like to think that we make really good products also.We take PRIDE in our work at our DQ. Thanks sincerely,a long tome worker.

Sep 1, 2009 06:02 pm
 Posted by  Tim

To "Unforgetable"- I can't believe that you are that ignorant to call PAs "not really Doctors" as if they took some untrained individual off the street, and to complain about a no-cost health care related benefit that is provided to the employees. "They get paid to make sure an employee is able to work even if you have a serious health problem"??!!. I guess the use of the verb "worked" in your second sentence means you were let go... go figure.

To "Ohtheirony"- Not everyone has lost their job, and this article is an excellent research tool for those that are looking for work if they have ;)

Signed,

A currently unemployed Human Resources Professional who lost his job due to an acquisition of the company for which he worked.

Dec 4, 2010 04:56 pm
 Posted by  Plain Jane

Mystic Lake - Worse place I have ever worked in my life - ah....why don't you ask the real employees next time and not the PR person for the companies. I would dig sewers before going back there.

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