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To understand why Coloplast is a Best Place to Work, it’s important to understand our story, which began in 1954. Elise Sørensen is a nurse. Her sister Thora has an ostomy and is afraid to go out in public, fearing her stoma might leak. Listening to her sister’s problems, Elise conceives the idea of the world’s first adhesive ostomy bag. Our vision at Coloplast is to set the global standard for listening and responding by delivering on our mission to make life easier for people with intimate healthcare needs. We accomplish this by staying true to our values. Our employees are committed to collaboration and accountability for our decisions and actions. As market leaders we take our responsibility seriously, showing respect for society and ethical issues in everything we do.... Read more


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Our company was built on Elise listening to her sister’s needs and responding by creating a solution that would make Thora’s life easier. Our vision is to set the global standard for listening and responding. At Coloplast, we constantly strive to develop this mindset.

Our mission is to make life easier for people with intimate healthcare needs. We accomplish this by staying true to our values: CLOSENESS to understand our customers' needs is the guiding principle in everything we do. PASSION motivates us to find new ways to do things better and to bring the best ideas quickly to those who need them. RESPECT AND RESPONSIBILITY means we are honest, open, and show integrity in everything we do.

Our 180,000 square-foot facility in Minneapolis is, LEED Silver-certified campus with great amenities include glass walls that maximize views of the river and downtown, state-of-the-art R&D facilities (with a cadaver lab and training rooms for doctors and nurses), full-service cafeteria, coffee bars, indoor/outdoor dining, fitness center, and rooftop deck.
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Minneapolis, MN


1,038 US Employees


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What employees are saying

I receive great career direction and support from my Manager and the leaders I work alongside of, and they are flexible if I need to adjust my deliverable deadlines. The company follows through with what they say they will do, and I feel they are genuine when wanting to help employees succeed personally as well as professionally.

Coloplast cares for employees. The people at Coloplast are incredibly hard-working and fun which makes for a great culture.

The work culture is top notch! It makes coming into work easier knowing that I am surrounded by people who care about their job from top to bottom.

I feel supported and appreciated in my role. I have a great relationship with my boss. Great work/life balance overall.

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