Associated Bank has been named one of the Top Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in Minnesota based on employee opinions measuring engagement, organizational health and satisfaction. The analysis included responses from 124,719 employees at Minnesota public, private and nonprofit organizations.


The results of the Star Tribune Top Workplaces are based on survey information collected by Energage, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention.


“Associated Bank strives to create great colleague experiences and works to provide colleagues the opportunity to succeed and play an active role in shaping the culture,” said Paul Schmidt, head of commercial real estate and facilities and Twin Cities market president. “Our annual workplace survey—with industry-leading 91% colleague participation—influences the tools and programs we offer to help colleagues be successful both professionally and personally.”


Star Tribune CEO and Publisher Steve Grove said, “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.” 


To qualify for the Star Tribune Top Workplaces, a company must have more than 50 employees in Minnesota. Over 5,000 companies were invited to participate. Rankings were composite scores calculated purely on the basis of employee responses.


A complete list of those selected is available at