CEE recognized among Minnesota’s top mid-sized workplaces

Jun 24, 2020

TWP150_2020_4C.jpgCenter for Energy and Environment has been named one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. The complete list of top companies is posted at the Star Tribune, and will also be published in the Star Tribune Top Workplaces special section on Sunday, June 28.

“We're grateful every day for our 165 employees and the work that each contributes to our mission,” said Chris Duffrin, CEE’s president. “A remarkable 87% of our colleagues contributed insights that led to CEE’s top workplace recognition. From their input, it's clear they care about the organization and each other — which is both inspiring and imperative as we develop new ways to collaborate and make progress amid this year’s unprecedented challenges.”

Star-Trib-quote-2.jpgTop Workplaces recognizes the most favorable companies in Minnesota based on employee opinions that reflect engagement, organizational health, and satisfaction. To create its annual list, Star Tribune uses survey information collected by Energage, an independent company that specializes in employee engagement and retention. Analysis this year included responses from over 76,000 employees at Minnesota’s public, private, and nonprofit organizations.

Among the most striking findings, 92% of employees who responded would highly recommend working at CEE. Of the CEE employees who completed the survey:

  • Star-Trip-quote-1-(3).jpg93% feel that they have the flexibility to balance their work and personal life;

  • 91% feel that their manager cares about their concerns; and

  • 91% feel genuinely appreciated at CEE.

“CEE is an exceptional place largely because of our organizational culture, which we’re always working to strengthen,” explained Stephanie Haddad, CEE’s chief operating officer. “Our cross-department relationships and work styles led 95% of staff respondents to report that our work is guided by strong values, and 94% to affirm that their job makes them feel like they are a part of something meaningful. It’s those human connections that give meaning to our mission.”

Star-Trib-quote-3.jpgTo qualify for Top Workplaces, a company must have more than 50 Minnesota employees; in 2020, nearly 3,000 companies were invited to participate. Rankings are based on composite employee responses. Star Tribune Publisher Michael J. Klingensmith said, “The companies in the Star Tribune Top Workplaces deserve high praise for creating the very best work environments in the state of Minnesota. My congratulations to each of these exceptional companies.”

About CEE

CEE is a community-based clean energy nonprofit that discovers and deploys the most effective energy solutions to strengthen the economy and improve the environment. With special expertise in energy efficiency stretching back 40 years, we provide practical energy solutions for homes, buildings, and communities to cut energy waste and harmful emissions, promoting healthy communities and economic prosperity for all. We collaborate regularly with field peers and partners, and employ curious people who enjoy learning and contributing to Minnesota's quality of life and economy. Learn more at mncee.org.

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CEE Employment
Mission and Values
Annual Report 2019
CEE Statement: In pursuit of equity and justice
MN Top Workplaces 2020
Ranking MN's 150 Top Workplaces