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It's official! Dairyland is a Great Place to Work®! Dairyland is proud to be newly Certified™ by Great Place to Work® for the 2022-2023 year. The prestigious award is based entirely on what current employees say about their experience working at Dairyland. This year, Dairyland ranks 20 percent higher in employee satisfaction than the average U.S. company.

“We are grateful to become Great Place to Work-Certified™ as we consider employee experience and engagement to be high priorities,” said President and CEO Brent Ridge. “Dairyland owes our continued success as a member-focused cooperative to our team of dedicated employees.”

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on culture, employee experience and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue, employee retention and innovation.

“Great Place to Work Certification isn’t something that comes easily – it takes ongoing dedication to the employee experience,” said Sarah Lewis-Kulin, Vice President of Global Recognition at Great Place to Work. “It’s the only official recognition determined by employees’ real-time reports of their company culture. Earning this designation means that Dairyland is one of the best companies to work for in the country.”

Dairyland offers an incredible variety of opportunities for many skillsets, competitive pay and excellent benefits as part of its People 1st culture. Additionally, Dairyland is focused on professional education, leadership development and positive work-life integration through its Flexible Workplace policy. “As a cooperative, Dairyland makes supporting the region where we live and work a priority. Volunteerism and community involvement are valued,” said Ridge.

According to Great Place to Work research, job seekers are 4.5 times more likely to find a great boss at a Certified workplace. Employees at Certified workplaces are 93% more likely to look forward to coming to work and are twice as likely to be paid fairly and have a fair chance at promotion.

With headquarters in La Crosse, Wis., Dairyland provides wholesale electricity to 24 member distribution cooperatives and 17 municipal utilities. Dairyland’s service area encompasses 62 counties in four states (Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois).