Sunrise Banks, Wellington Management named ‘Best Places to Work’

Two businesses in the Park Bugle area were recently ranked among the “Best Places to Work” in 2015 by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

Sunrise Banks and Wellington Management Inc. were among 65 Minnesota employers recognized by the publication for “creating and maintaining engaged workforces.” The companies were honored at an August awards reception in St. Paul.

Employees for the winning companies gave their employers high marks for the work environment, people practices, day-to-day operations and other factors in an anonymous survey.

Business Journal asked Joel Johnson, Sunrise executive vice-president and director of human resources, “How does your company create opportunities for individual development and career growth at all levels?”

He replied that the bank uses an “entrepreneurial operation system,” which “involves all employees at all levels to be part of the business.”

In turn, Steve Wellington, president of the property development and management firm, was asked how being a “Best Place to Work” affected the bottom line.

“No one does well in a workplace with no humor, no compassion and no recognition for a job well-done,” he responded. “Without a great group of happy employees, we never would have celebrated our 30th anniversary last year.”


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