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Best Workplaces for Millennials: What They Really Want

 Best Workplaces for Millennials: What They Really Want

Best Workplaces

Great Place to Work® is pleased to announce the 2019 list of Best Workplaces for Millennials. To be eligible for this list, organizations must be Great Place to Work Certified™ in the past year, at least 30% of their employees must fit the Millennial demographic (born after 1980) and they must have minimum 90% positive response to the statement "I am treated fairly regardless of my age". We determined the BEST based on millennial employee responses to our Trust Index Survey.


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Turns out a lot of people got millennials wrong. Far from being selfish job-hoppers, they’re just searching for a position with great leaders, fair base pay, and support for their real-life needs. And when organizations deliver on those requests, millennials deliver big time for their organizations.
~Michael Bush, CEO Great Place to Work

Here’s how the Best Workplaces for Millennials are winning over the largest age cohort:

Great Leaders


Ian Martin Group replaced their traditional performance review with the 15five tool. This allows employees to keep on track of their tasks, ask for feedback, and give “high fives” to coworkers that have impacted their week positively. With 15five, individuals answer 3 questions around how they are doing, what their challenges have been over the past week and what they are proud of accomplishing. Teams can opt for group visibility and the tool creates a structured focus on productivity and growth while emphasizing personal ownership.

Fair Pay


Everyone who works at Admiral is an owner of Admiral! Twice a year Admiral purchases company shares for employees. These shares vest for three years before they can be cashed out and dividends are paid twice yearly in the interim.

Support for Real Life Needs


The $1,000 Well-Being for Life incentive at Intuit covers physical, emotional and financial well-being services such as massages, meditation, Headspace App, sports equipment, camping gear, financial advising services, house cleaning and activity-tracking devices (e.g. Apple Watch).

Realize the full power of millennials at work

When Millennials find a great workplace, they are 50x more likely to want to work there for a long time and 149x more likely to recommend their company to friends and family as a great workplace. Read our newest research report, Managing Millennials, to learn what you can do today.

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About our lists

Great Place to Work® publishes a series of Best Workplaces™ lists based on feedback from more than 300,000 employees at Great Place to Work Certified™ organizations across all industries in Canada. Employees complete an anonymous Trust Index© survey, answering questions about how frequently they experience behaviors that create a great workplace, including, the transparency of communication, degree of collaboration, quality of benefits programs, opportunity for professional development, and support for work-life balance. If 7/10 employees respond positively to the survey, the organization becomes Great Place to Work Certified™ for one year. Results from the survey are highly reliable, having a 95% confidence level with +/- 5% margin of error.

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, GPTW recognizes the world's Best Workplaces™ in a series of national lists including those published by The Globe & Mail (Canada) and Fortune magazine (USA). Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures.

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