25 Best Global Companies to Work For

5. Microsoft
best global companies microsoft
Headquarters: Redmond, Wash., USA
2011 revenues: $73.7 billion
2011 rank: 1

As part of Microsoft's commitment to promoting women in technology, the company established its DigiGirlz program in 2000. Microsoft (MSFT, Fortune 500) hosts a series of DigiGirlz Day events where female high school students meet Microsoft employees and learn about careers in technology. In 2011, some 36 Microsoft locations across the world hosted more than 2,000 girls. Microsoft also holds DigiGirlz High Tech Camps, multi-day programs where participants get hands-on experience with technology during workshops and meet with tech executives.

Methodology: The 25 companies listed come from Great Place to Work's 2012 World's Best Multinational Workplaces. These companies were selected from a pool of 350 corporations that participated in the organization's surveys. These companies were required to have appeared on at least five of Great Place to Work's national Best Workplaces lists, have at least 5,000 employees worldwide, and have at least 40% (or 5,000 employees) of their workforce based outside the company's home country.
- Last updated November 15 2012 11:06 AM ET
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