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McKnight receives "Great Rated" designation from Great Place to Work Institute

August 8, 2014

Great Rated LogoThe McKnight Foundation today received a Great Rated! designation from the Great Place to Work Institute, based on a staff-wide survey of McKnight employees.

The rating highlights what makes McKnight's workplace culture great in areas like professional development and training, company atmosphere, benefits and rewards, among others.

"Great Rated!'s employee-centric reviews provide job seekers a real behind-the-scenes look into these workplace cultures. They are deeply rooted in a philosophy of openness and reflect the general trend we see in the increasing importance of transparency for both employers and employees." said Kim Peters, CEO, Great Rated!

"Being part of a team dedicated to improving major quality of life issues impacting their communities isn't the only reward for working at The McKnight Foundation," says Sarah Lewis-Kulin, Great Rated!'s vice-president and senior editor. "Employees are extremely inspired by their mission, but also love their beautiful office setting on the Mississippi River, unilaterally praise their benefits, and appreciate the investment the organization makes in their professional development and work-life balance. Ninety-seven percent of employees say McKnight is a great workplace."

About The McKnight Foundation

The McKnight Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life for present and future generations through grantmaking, collaboration, and encouragement of strategic policy reform. Founded in 1953 and independently endowed by William and Maude McKnight, the Minnesota-based family foundation had assets of approximately $2 billion and granted about $86 million in 2013. Learn more at, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Great Rated!

The Great Place to Work® Model forms the basis of Great Rated!'s methodology, and is relied on internationally as the premiere assessment of employer culture. Great Rated!™ tells the story of workplace culture to job seekers from the viewpoint of a company's own employees. Great Rated!™ reviews go well beyond a list of benefits or a handful of employee comments, to provide a comprehensive picture of what makes a company great. The site offers both ratings and reviews so that job seekers can easily compare the strengths and benefits across multiple organizations. Great Rated!™ works with a number of strategic partners including Simply Hired and Digital First Media.