Glenwood State Bank named Top Workplace by Star Tribune

June 16, 2015


Glenwood State Bank was recently named a 2015 Top Workplace by Minneapolis’ Star Tribune.  The Top Workplaces program is an annual survey sent to hundreds of businesses in Minnesota and taken by thousands of employees (almost 70,000 this year).  The result of the survey is a ranking of the top 150 companies.


Glenwood State Bank participated in this survey and ranked #44 in the small business category, which consisted of companies with 50 to 149 employees.  They were also the highest ranked community bank represented on the list.


The results of the Top Workplaces list are determined solely on employee feedback.  Employees ranked Glenwood State Bank based on leadership, benefits, and the company’s strategic direction without knowing the intent or purpose of the survey.


“The bank sees the bigger picture and helps me and my family appropriately prioritize my life,” one employee wrote on the survey.  Another felt “valued and appreciated” by management.  Yet another employee praised management’s ability to make “forward-thinking decisions based on the needs of the community and employees.”


“Our No. 1 asset is our employees. People bank with people, not with Glenwood State Bank,” said President Peter Nelson. “Our purpose is to make a difference in the lives of our employees, our customers and our community.”


The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a research firm on organizational health and employee engagement.  WorkplaceDynamics conducts regional Top Workplaces programs with 45 major publishing partners across the United States.


The Star Tribune published the complete list of Top Workplaces on June 14th.  For more information about Top Workplaces, visit


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