C.H. Robinson named a ‘Best Place to Work’ in the Minneapolis area

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C.H. Robinson Worldwide, a worldwide third-party logistics provider of transportation and supply chain services, was named by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal as a “Best Place to Work” in the Minneapolis area for 2008. This is the seventh year C.H. Robinson has been recognized for their achievements in creating a positive work environment.

“We receive a lot of recognition for the work that we do because of our success, but one of the most meaningful honors for us is to be recognized as a ‘Best Place to Work’,” says Jim Butts, C.H. Robinson’s senior vice president. “Our people have always been the number-one reason for our success. Because of that, we place a high value on fostering an environment where everyone’s ideas and suggestions are valued and freely shared. We want our employees to really enjoy their work and their workplace, because we know that the strength of C.H. Robinson lies in our people and our unique, entrepreneurial culture.”

C.H. Robinson was selected from a group of more 160 qualifying companies and ranked number two in the large-size company category, which included companies with more than 1,001 employees. A random selection of Minnesota-based C.H. Robinson employees, who responded to a survey from Quantum Market Research, gave C.H. Robinson high marks for work environment, embracing innovations/new ideas, people practices, personal growth and development, people in the organization and how things work day-to-day.

“Having a positive workplace that our success-minded employees appreciate as a great place to work is reflected in the level of service they provide to our customers and carriers,” Butts says. “Our customers and our suppliers often tell us that the people of C.H. Robinson, and their continual drive for excellence, are the main reasons they choose us as a provider. And because of the strong and meaningful relationships our employees form with our shippers and carriers, we have had over 100 years of success.”

C.H. Robinson received high marks as an employer for its positive culture and workplace and its benefits program. Benefits include a competitive retirement plan, which matches employees’ 401(k) contributions dollar for dollar up to four percent of their total compensation, as well as a generous profit-sharing contribution. Combined, the company’s average annual contribution has been 10 percent for the past 10 years.