Our recent awards
Roche has consistently been recognised as one of the best places to work for around the world. We are proud of our achievements, so please take a look at some of our recent awards.
Roche has been awarded as Best Place to Work in Algeria.
Roche Pharma Poland has been certified as 2017 Top Employer Poland and Europe.
Roche Nederland has been certified as 2017 Top Employer Nederland and Europe.
Roche Pharma Italy has been certified as 2017 Top Employer Italy and Europe.
Roche Basel/Kaiseraugst receives «Family & Profession» label
Fachstelle UND* recognized Roche Basel/Kaiseraugst as a “best practice company” for its organizational culture and measures to promote the integration of career and family. Roche was commended for its extensive, modern child care and eldercare options, gender equal conditions of employment, and family-friendly and flexible approaches to working, employee development, and the overall inclusive environment.
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*Fachstelle UND awards the title «Family & Profession» to companies that successfully implement measures to promote the compatibility of career and family/personal life and ensure equality between women and men.
Roche Pharma and Diagnostics China have been certified as 2017 Top Employer China for offering highest-class employee conditions.
Roche Diagnostics China has been certified as one of the Best Companies to Work For in Greater China in 2016.
Roche Pharma China is now recognized with the 2016 China Best Employer Award.
Roche Pharma and Diagnostics China have been awarded at the 2016 Employer Excellence of China as best HRM companies.
Roche Dia China is now rewarded with the 2016 Employee Benefits Value Awards for the first time by China's HR Excellence Center.
Roche (no.10) and Genentech (no.6) have been listed among the Science Top Employers in 2016 and as such, are perceived as "possessing adequate resources, having trusted brands, and being responsive to stakeholders".
Roche in Brazil has been awarded by the Great Place to Work Institute in 2016. Our Diagnostics affiliate is ranking #2 in the category Healthcare Industry and Services; while Pharma is #6 in the pharmaceutical industry.
Roche was awarded by the Great Place to Work Institute as one of the best companies to work for in Latin America in 2016. We are ranked Nr.17 among the multinationals, 2 positions up compared to 2015; and we are Nr.1 pharmaceutical company in the Region.
Roche has been awarded as one of the best places to work for new dads in 2016.
Roche Switzerland is again #2 in the Natural Science Ranking of Universum Switzerland's Most Attractive Employers student survey 2016. And we are very glad that Roche moved up in the other ranking categories: # 10 in Health/Medicine (+2), #13 in Engineering (+6), #17 in IT (+21), and # 29 in Business (+4).
Congratulations to Roche. 52,000 students named our company as one of the most popular employers in the UK in 2016.
Roche and Genentech have been both awarded as one of America's best companies to work for by Forbes. On the biotechnology list we are actually ranked the first and second place.
Roche Germany has been rewarded by the Great Place to Work Institute as Best Workplace in Germany in 2016 (in the category "more than 5,000 employees"). Diagnostics and Pharma have been working together to develop what makes them both Great Places to Work: trust, pride in what they do, camaraderie and achieving their goals.
Roche Diagnostics Indianapolis was ranked 73th by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For".
Genentech ranked number 11 in Fortune's 100 best companies for 2016, marking the 18th consecutive year on this prestigious list, and the 10th time we have appeared in the Top 20.
Roche France was awarded the Top Employers France 2016 and Top Employers Europe 2016 certification for their exceptional employee conditions, and talent development practices.
Roche in Italy was awarded the Top Employers Italia 2016 and Top Employers Europe 2016 certification. Roche S.p.A. has demonstrated its leadership status in the HR environment, always striving to optimise its employment practices and to develop its employees.
Roche Polska was awarded the Top Employers Polska 2016 and Top Employers Europe 2016 certification. The seals recognize nurtures and develops talent throughout all levels of the organisation among others.
Roche Farma in Spain was awarded the Top Employers España 2016 and Top Employers Europe 2016 certification for providing exceptional employee conditions and always striving to optimise its employment practices.
Roche Diagnostics Ltd, Roche Diabetes Care Ltd and Roche Products Ltd in the UK, have been officially certified by the Top Employers Institute for their exceptional employee offerings.
As a major employer in the UK with more than 2000 employees nationwide, the certification, based on international research undertaken by the Top Employers Institute, concluded that Roche UK provides an outstanding employee experience across business areas, with high-quality initiatives that foster a positive culture whilst engaging, rewarding and motivating employees.
Roche in Slovakia has received the Leading HR Organisation Award, "Leading HR Organisation 2015" from PwC.
Roche in Mexico is one of the Best Workplaces promoting and following gender equality in Mexico in 2015, as rewarded by the Great Place to Work Institute.
Roche Denmark is one of the Best Medium-sized Workplaces in Denmark in 2015. It ranks 3rd in Great Place to Work Institute's list.
The commitment of Roche Diagnostics USA to strengthening the possibilities for women has been recognized with the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association's ACE Award. Roche Diagnostics’ Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) works to foster partnerships that help create a community of support and best practices for its female employees while creating a sustainable advantage for the company.
Roche in Brazil was rewarded as one of the Best Workplaces in Brazil among Large Companies in 2015 by the Great Place to Work Institute.
Roche in Ecuador is one of the Best Workplaces in Ecuador in 2015, among companies up to 500 employees. It ranks 4th in Great Place to Work Institute's list.
Roche NimbleGen is the Best medium-sized Company to Work For in Madison in 2015. This title is awarded for those Madison companies which take care of their employees through benefits in creative and valuable ways.
Roche in Colombia is one of the Best Workplaces in Colombia in 2015, among companies up to 500 employees. It ranks 13th in Great Place to Work Institute's list.
Roche Diagnostics China received the "Best Companies to Work for 2015" recognition from the Great Place to Work Institute. This is the first time that Roche Dia China gets the "Best Companies to Work for" and also first Roche Company in the Asia Pacific area. The best workplaces' competitions form the basis of the world’s largest and most respected set of studies of workplace excellence, management and the role of trust in workplace culture.
It’s the first year for Roche Pharma China and the sixth for Roche Diagnostics China to get Top Employers award. At Roche, employees are inspired each day by their colleagues and by what we do to help Chinese patients. This award recognizes our commitment to our employees and affirms that we provide great working conditions. We believe this award also acknowledges our message to employees to “Love your work. Deliver hope.” For our Diagnostics colleagues the sixth year of "Top Employers" stands for our sustainable achieving.
Roche in Venezuela was ranked 12th among the Best Workplaces of Venezuela in 2015 by the Great Place to Work Institute.
Roche is again in the Top10 of the Science Top Employer survey, maintaining the 8th place. A big "Thank You" to all of you who supported us in achieving this great success. "A top employer is an organization that treats employees with respect, has loyal employees, is socially responsible and has a work culture aligned with employees' values."
Roche Diagnostics in Indianapolis, USA has been recognized with the Working Mother award: "“Rochelings” is what they call the employee kids who attend this biotechnology company’s 10-week summer camp, held at headquarters’ private 45-acre park. In 2014, they took archery lessons, put on skits, built forts, canoed and even went on field trips. “It’s been a blessing for my family,” says master data compliance analyst Brandy Wagner, whose two kids are longtime campers. Flex schedules and lengthy vacations give parents a break. Those at the main office stay healthy by visiting its dietitian and fitness center, while those working off-campus receive free virtual personal training and $300 gym reimbursements. Up to $10,000 in tuition aid is available annually."
The great efforts of Genentech to support working mothers have been rewarded this year: "Mindfulness classes, meditation sessions and wellness courses keep moms focused at this biotechnology company, where an on-site fitness facility (with sauna, steam room, massage and personal training) and numerous special-interest clubs engender a fun atmosphere. Flexible hours and workspaces are popular, and everyone gets a fully paid six-week sabbatical every six years. Women now earn up to 12 fully paid weeks off after giving birth (versus six in 2014); secondary caregivers (including domestic partners) recently scored six paid weeks off (up from one). The number of women eligible for senior leadership roles here has tripled since 2010."
For the third time in a row, Roche PVT, the Roche competence center for laboratory automation in Waiblingen, was honored as one of the three most innovative medium-sized companies in Germany. Since more than 20 years the TOP 100 award has been given to companies which distinguish themselves by innovative strength and future viability. The award is based on a scientific analysis with more than 100 parameters. The Roche PVT convinced the committee by its innovation processes and success as well as the high number of patent applications.
This year, for the first time, Roche in Germany was named a MINT-Minded Company. (MINT stands for Mathematics, Information technology, Natural science and Technology.) The “audimax MEDIEN GmbH” and the initiative “MINT Zukunft schaffen” award this title to companies which support MINT-students, MINT-talents and MINT-specialists in an outstanding way. With activities like the MINT taster days or participating in the national Girl’s day Roche supports the MINT-idea. The nomination is done exclusively by the target group of MINT-students, -graduates and -talents.
Roche Germany is one of Europe’s 100 most attractive employers according to a poll conducted by “trendence”. About 300,000 graduates studying business, engineering and IT across Europe were surveyed on their dream employers and career plan. To be awarded, the company has to be listed in at least two countries in the Top 100.
Roche Diagnostics India has been chosen as Best Employer India 2015 by Aon Hewitt. As Best Employer, Roche prides itself among others on its high employee recommendation rate, clearly defined employer brand and excellent career opportunities to strong performers.
Roche has been selected as one of the Best Companies to Work for in Latin America 2015, by Great Place to Work® Institute. Roche across Latin America proved that it nurtures talent, values diversity and provides exceptional employment conditions.
In 2015 once again, more than 12,000 students in various disciplines gave Roche top ratings as an employer. One of the aims of the Universum Student Survey 2015 was to identify the best employer in Switzerland. Roche is among the top three employers in Natural Sciences.
Roche Diagnostics China has been honored as Best Employer in the recent Best Employers 2015 Awards by Aon Hewitt. This accolade, which was awarded in recognition of our efforts in making the company a great place to work, demonstrates that the human resources strategy implemented by Roche Diagnostics China is not only effective, but also supports the long-term success and sustainable development of the company.
Roche Slovensko has been awarded as one of the Best Employers of Slovakia in 2014 by Aon Hewitt.
Roche Pharmaceuticals Brazil and Roche Diagnostics received the Great Place to Work - Healthcare 2014 - Award. Brazil Pharma won the 8th position in the category Pharmaceutical Companies, while Roche Diagnostics was recognized with the 1st position in the category Industries and Services. This award recognizes the 2014 best companies to work for in the health sector.
Genentech has been named by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For". To identify the 100 best companies to work for, each year FORTUNE partners with the Great Place to Work Institute (GPTWI) to conduct an extensive employee survey of corporate America. The survey asks questions related to employees' attitudes about job satisfaction, camaraderie and the management's credibility. This year Genentech earned the 9th place.
Roche Diagnostics Indianapolis was ranked 77th by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For".
Roche Singapore has been awarded by Aon Hewitt as Best Employer – Commitment to Engagement Singapore 2015. Additionally, we have been also recognized as Regional Best Employer in Asia Pacific as 3 countries (Singapore, Korea and China) got the same recognition. Roche in Singapore inspires strong commitment and superior performance from its people and manages its business in ways that build long-term success and sustainability.
Roche Diagnostics China, following the years 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, for the fifth consecutive year won the Top Employers China 2015 certificate.
Roche Farma in Spain has been awarded the Top Employers Europe 2015 and Top Employers España 2015 certification.
Roche in the United Kingdom has been named again as one of Britain’s Top Employers for 2015, as certified by the Top Employer Institute.
Roche in Poland was recognized with the Top Employers Polska 2015 award. Roche in Poland provides exceptional employee conditions, nurtures and develops talent.
Roche Netherlands, for the first time, has been awarded with Top Employers Institute's Top Employers Nederland 2015 and Top Employers Europe 2015. Roche in the Netherlands has demonstrated its leadership status in the HR environment.
Roche Italy has received the prestigious certification of Top Employers Italy 2015 and Top Employers Europe 2015. This award goes to companies with outstanding Human Resources development.
Roche Israel has been recognized as Top Employer Israel 2015. Roche in Israel always strives to optimise its employment practices and to develop its employees.
Roche in Germany was named “Top Arbeitgeber Deutschland 2015”, Top Employers Germany 2015 and Top Employers Europe 2015. Roche in Germany offers extensive benefits and individual programmes, such as flexible working hours and fitness activities, old age pension scheme, and we also support the compatibility of family and career.
Roche France was awarded with the Top Employers Europe 2015 and Top Employers France 2015 certification. Roche in France employs more than 1,000 employees, a quarter of them being dedicated to Research.
Roche in Switzerland was awarded with the Top Employers Europe 2015 and Top Employers Schweiz/Suisse 2015 (Rank 1) certification. Roche in Switzerland nurtures and develops talent throughout all levels of the organisation and has demonstrated its leadership status in the HR environment.
Roche Switzerland is the “Best Swiss Employer” in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry in 2014. The consulting firm Universum surveys professionals with an academic background on their career expectations, how they perceive companies as employers and what they associate with these employers.
In 2014, 4,177 professionals participated in the survey. Roche earned the ranking of best employer in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, among others.
Genentech and Roche have been identified by the 2014 Science Careers Top Employer Survey as one of the best 20 companies. Genentech finished 3rd, while Roche (excluding Genentech) made it to the 8th place. Respondents ranked being "an innovative leader in the industry" as the most important driver.
Roche Chile has been honored with the Great Place to Work award. Roche has been named1st among Pharmaceutical companies and 18th in the overall competition. Roche in Chile stands out for creating a culture of great place to work and consistently reliable beyond national boundaries.
For the fifth time in a row, Roche in Austria (Roche Diagnostics and Roche Austria together) have been honored with the Best Recruiter Award by Career and the Golden Best Recruiter signet in the industrial sector “Pharma & Biotechnology”. The Best Recruiter Award prizes the recruitment quality and the most successful employer brands in Austria by testing 520 Austrian Top Employers in different industries.
Working Mother magazine named Roche Indianapolis as one of the "Working Mother 100 Best Companies". This recognition shows that Roche is moving steadily in the right direction when it comes to supporting mothers in the workplace with policies, programs and a corporate culture that help them balance the demands of work and home. This means delivering flexible work arrangements, paid parental/ maternity leave and gender diversity initiatives.
Universum Most Attractive Employer 2014: As part of the 2014 Universum Student Survey, over 11,000 students from all different disciplines were asked their opinions on the best companies in Switzerland to work for. The results are in, and they’re in our favor: as an employer, Roche made it into the Top 10 in four categories.
Roche Hellas was named for the second consecutive year to Greece’s “Best Workplace 2014” list of the Great Place to Work Institute. This year Roche Hellas ranked 8th in the list medium sized (50-250 employees) companies and 3rd amongst Pharmaceutical companies in Greece.
Roche Pharma China won the "Top 3 Ideal Employer" Award (Health/Medicine students) in 2014.
Universum surveyed over 50,000 Chinese students on where they want to work after graduation. The results of the Chinese Student Survey reveal how students perceive employers. Last year, Roche Pharma China ranked No.6 in pharmaceutical industry, while this year, Roche Pharma China forwarded 3 rankings, it's the best rank it has ever had.
Roche in the United Kingdom has been named again as one of Britain’s Top Employers for 2014, as certified by the CRF Institute. Roche was officially named as a Top Employer at an event in London.
Roche in Poland was awarded the Top Employers Polska 2014 certification. Roche in Poland has demonstrated its leadership status in the HR environment, always striving to optimise its employment practices and to develop its employees.
Roche Mexico has been recognized by The Great Place To Work Institute as one of the Top 60 Best Places To Work for Gender Equity in Mexico in 2013.
Roche Pharma China has been awarded the "Most Attractive Employer 2013" certification. Among top 10 enterprises, Roche Pharma got the 2nd place, being regarded as an employer with high awareness and good image in China based on “Aon Hewitt 2013 External Employer Brand Survey”.
Roche in Switzerland was awarded the Top Employers Europe 2014 and Top Employers Schweiz/Suisse 2014 certification. Roche in Switzerland nurtures and develops talent throughout all levels of the organisation and has demonstrated its leadership status in the HR environment.
Roche in Italy was awarded the Top Employers Europe 2014 and Top Employers Italia 2014 certification.
Roche Farma in Spain has been awarded the Top Employers Europe 2014 and Top Employers España 2014 certification. Roche Farma provides exceptional employee conditions.
Roche France was awarded the Top Employers Europe 2014 and Top Employers France 2014 certification. Roche SAS employs more than 1,000 employees, a quarter of them being dedicated to Research.
Roche in Vietnam has been awarded top 5 of best places to work in pharmaceutical/biotech/healthcare industry. Roche Pharma Vietnam ranked No. 5 on the survey which has been organized the first time in Vietnam by Nielsen and Anphabe. The survey methodology was based on in-depth interviews with HR professionals/ Researchers, Focus Group survey with diversified Talent group, Quantitative Online Survey (9,000+ surveyors) with 6 criteria.
Roche Diagnostics China, following the years 2011, 2012 and 2013, for the fourth consecutive year won the Top Employers China 2014 certificate.
Genentech was once again made it to Fortune magazine's list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. This year Genentech earned the 6th place.
Roche Diagnostics was once again named to Fortune magazine's list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. This year Roche Diagnostics earned the 68th place.
Roche and Genentech have been awarded on Science 2013 Top Employers ranking. Genentech has finished 2nd and Roche - excluding Genentech - has finished on the 16th place. GNE has been awarded a top 3 spot 12 times in a row.
Roche Romania has received the 2nd place for Aon Hewitt's Best Employer Award in Romania, in the "Small sized companies" (< 250 local employees) category. The study was held for the first time in Romania, and Roche was the only company from the pharmaceutical industry that qualified for the award.
Roche Diagnostics Polska was awarded 2nd place in The Antal International survey as "The Most Desirable Employers in 2013" in Poland in the Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals category. The survey was conducted in September 2013 and involved 3085 anonymous respondents from Poland.
Roche Austria Pharma and Roche Diagnostics Austria have been awarded with the "Golden CAREER'S BEST RECRUITERS" signet for the 1st place in the Pharma & Biotechnology category for the 4th consecutive year. Roche Austria has ranked at the 7th overall position out of 520 competing companies.
On March 07, 2013 Roche Germany (Pharma & Diagnostics) has been awarded the Top Employer Award. Roche Pharma AG in Germany has been given this significant award for the second year running. The best results were achieved in the categories of “corporate culture” and “benefits”. However, "career perspectives" is still an area that needs development. Overall, Roche Germany is in line to maintain its position as an employer of choice for the workforce 2020.
Roche in Germany has again been distinguished in Germany as attractive employer. We received an award as „Star“ employer in the study “Praktikantenspiegel 2013” (interns survey 2013) from the management consultancy company Clevis, the career network Absolventa, and the job portal Praktikum.info.
In 2013, Roche Diagnostics Corporation was named for the first time to FORTUNE magazine's list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For."
Roche Pharma AG Germany has received the “Great Place to Work” Award. More than 500 companies have participated in the competition and 100 of them got the award. We are particularly happy being one of the companies, as the award is based on direct employee feedback.
Roche Hellas was named for the first time to Greece’s “Best Workplaces 2013” list of the Great Place to Work Institute. Roche Hellas ranked 4th in the list of 10 medium sized (50-250 employees) companies in Greece.
Roche has been chosen as one ofSwitzerland's Top Employers for 2013. This accolade is restricted to companies that offer outstanding working conditions. Using a variety of criteria, the independent Corporate Research Foundation Institute (CRF) assessed Roche's commitment to its employees as reflected in the working conditions it offers and the efforts it makes to create an attractive working environment.
Roche in the UK has been named as one of Britain’s Top Employers for 2013, as certified by the CRF Institute.The prestigious list identifies companies that demonstrate best practices in HR and go the extra mile to provide top quality services and facilities for employees.
In 2013, Genentech was once again named to FORTUNE magazine's list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For." This year marks Genentech’s 15th consecutive year to be named a Best Company by FORTUNE.
Roche Diagnostics China has again been honored as “2013 China’s Top Employers” by CRF Institute (Corporate Research Foundation) after having won the award in the years of 2011 and 2012 running.
Roche Poland got the 5th position in the Antal International ‘Most Desired Employers 2012 Survey’ in the category Pharma, Medical Devices and Equipment.
Roche in Russia, based on the results of the “Russia 2012 Best Employers” study by AON Hewitt, is among the Top 10 Russian employers!
For the first time Roche Lithuania, got main prize of Best Employer 2012. Roche Lithuania was awarded “Best Employer”, with another five companies, based on the survey, where companies were evaluated by their own employees.
Roche Slovakia is not only the second Best employer in Slovakia but belongs to top 10 employers in the CEE region. The Best Employers study examines people management practices in leading organisations. It provides insights into how organisations can achieve a real competitive advantage through their people.
Great Place To Work Institute® revealed the result from the comprehensive survey on “Denmark’s Best Workplaces 2012”. Roche Denmark has achieved top 5 in the past five years – and we are thrilled now in 2012 to be No 1.
Roche in Austria (Roche Diagnostics and Roche Austria together) has been honored with the Career’s Best Recruiters Award in the industrial sector “Pharma” . The Career’s Best Recruiters Award prices the most successful employer brands in Austria by testing 500 Austrian Top Employers in different industries. In addition to the award in the industrial sector “Pharma”, Roche won the special award in the category “Contact with candidates”.
Roche Slovakia was awarded the Best Employer certificate and landed on the second place and thus improved its first success from the year 2009/2010, moving two places higher.
Roche and Genentech have been awarded on Science 2012 Top Employers ranking. Genentech has finished 3rd and Roche - excluding Genentech - has finished on the 8th place. GNE has been awarded 11 times in a row in the top 3. Roche has performed very well too as last year it has finished on the 15th place.
On September 24, 2012 Roche Diagnostics in Germany has been awarded the Total E-Quality Award for the third time in a row. Roche Pharma AG in Germany has been awarded this important award for the first time upon the first application.
Roche Brazil has been qualified as one of the top 100 "Great Place to Work" for 2012 in Brazil. For the first time, and from over 1,000 companies participating, Roche Brazil was ranked at the 71st position.
F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd has been chosen as one of Switzerland's Top Employers for 2012 and is ranked first place. This accolade is restricted to companies that offer outstanding working conditions.
Roche Pharma Germany was recently certified as Top Employer 2012 and has gained best marks (5 stars) in primary benefits and training & development, second best (4.5 stars) in secondary benefits and company culture and 3.5 stars in career development. In primary benefits Roche Pharma AG has achieved the third place of all participants!
Roche Diagnostics China has again been awarded as “2012 China’s Top Employers” by CRF (Corporate Research Foundation) institute after having won the first award in 2011.
In 2011 Roche has been named as one of "The World's Best Multinational Workplaces". Our company was ranked 21st based on things like benefits, perks, diversity, and pay.
Roche in Austria has been honored with the Career’s Best Recruiters Award which prices the most successful employer brands in Austria.
Roche was ranked 4th in Natural Sciences in the Europe's Ideal Employers survey done by Universum. This is an improvement from last year's 7th place. This research is done amongst almost 20,000 students across Europe.
Genentech and Roche performed very well on the Science 2011 Top Employer ranking. GNE ranked 3rd and has been in the top 3 for 10 consecutive years while Roche Switzerland ranked 15th.
Roche was nominated a Runner up at the “SAGRA Annual Awards”. Each year SAGRA (South African Graduate Recruiters Association) runs industry surveys to evaluate the following:
‘Most Inspirational Employer’
‘Best Graduate Recruitment Strategies’
‘Graduate Recruitment Programs’
‘Best company to work for’
Over 81 companies participated, Roche was listed as a runner up. Roche South Africa is one of the best companies to work for as voted by the graduates.
On 1st of June Roche Croatia were awarded 3rd place in the competition for “Best Employer 2011” organized by the biggest Croatian job portal “MojPosao” supported by newspapers Business.hr and Lider. The survey was done anonimously, all employees evaluated the employer according to 6 categories: strategy and leadership, job content, work environment and reward, individual development, interpersonal relationship, loyalty to the company and security of the job.
Roche Diagnostics China has been awarded as “2011 China’s Top Employers” by CRF (Corporate Research Foundation) institute on 18th Jan, 2011. After a series of evaluations on HR strategy, policy, practice and corporate culture, RD China stands along with other 29 winners - out of 450 companies.
In 2011, FORTUNE magazine named again Genentech to its "100 Best Companies to Work For" list. We were listed 35th in the overall list but made it to the 10th place among the large companies.