Intertech Ranks First in Star Tribune “Top Workplaces” Survey

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The MN IT Consulting & Training Company also honored with Ethics award.

Intertech Founder and CEO Tom Salonek

Our employees are among the very best in the IT field and we continually work to create and maintain a workplace worthy of their excellence.

Intertech ( was ranked first among 40 companies in the small business category in the Star Tribune “Top Workplaces” survey published on June 15, 2014. Intertech also received a special award for its high ethical standards. The company was recently named a “Best Company to Work For in 2014” by Minnesota Business magazine, ranking #1 in the mid-sized business category.

Intertech – the largest combined software developer training and IT consulting firm in Minnesota – has received more than one dozen awards for being an outstanding place to work since it was founded in 1991 by CEO Tom Salonek, including numerous awards from the Business Journal of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Upsize Magazine, Consulting Magazine and The Wall Street Journal.

“Intertech is deeply honored to achieve first place in this highly competitive survey and for being singled out for a special ethics award,” said Salonek. “Our employees are among the very best in the IT field and we continually work to create and maintain a workplace worthy of their excellence. Honesty, transparency and recognition of good work are core values I learned from my father and they have guided us since the day Intertech was founded.”

Among Intertech’s outstanding employee practices: highly selective hiring, engaging and professionally challenging work opportunities, the ability to work offsite/from home, open communication and transparency, bonuses and other financial opportunities beyond generous salary and highly competitive benefits, and a paid 12-week sabbatical away from work after seven years of consecutive service.

About Intertech
Intertech was founded in 1991 by Tom Salonek and now is the largest combined software developer training and consulting firm in Minnesota. Intertech designs, develops and implements secure, robust and scalable software and mobile solutions that power businesses of all sizes, government agencies and non-profit organizations. Intertech’s consulting application development services include on-site consulting, outsourcing and mentoring on Agile, .NET, Java, SQL Server, and mobile development including iPhone (iOS) and Android platforms.

Intertech’s training courses include all current Java, .NET and web services technologies, with classes offered at Intertech, customer locations and online. Intertech offers free learning through periodic Oxygen Blast technical presentations and meetings of the Twin Cities Java User Group (TCJUG), of which Intertech is a founding sponsor.

Intertech is a Microsoft Gold Partner, a Microsoft Inner Circle member, and a ten-time winner of the “Best Places to Work in Minnesota” award from the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal. Intertech was ranked eighth in the 2013 Star Tribune “Top Workplaces” survey (small companies’ category) and was included in the top 10 list of “Best Small IT Firm to Work for in North America” in 2013 by Consulting magazine.

Intertech also was named the #1 mid-sized firm to work for in 2014 and 2012 by Minnesota Business magazine, was a finalist in The Wall Street Journal’s “Winning Workplaces” award program, a multi-year winner of the Inc. 500 and the Inc. 5000 awards for company growth, a winner of the Forbes “ASAP” growth award, and a winner of the “Minnesota Fast 50” growth award.

Intertech has been featured in Inc., Forbes, Star Tribune, Business Journal, Pioneer Press, Minnesota Business, Twin Cities Business Monthly, and Upsize magazine. More information also can be found about Intertech on the leading social media platforms, including Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook and YouTube.

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