Merck KGaA Named as a Top Employer by Science Magazine

Merck placed in the top 10 among biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies for the third year in a row

12-Oct-2010 - Germany

Merck KGaA announced it was named one of the top 10 employers in the biotechnology industry by Science magazine. Merck, including Merck Serono in Geneva, Switzerland, and EMD Serono in the United States, ranked ninth among biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies worldwide. This is the third consecutive year that the company has ranked in the top 10.

“Merck is proud of the environment we foster within our Research and Development teams, where our associates are intellectually curious and thrive on new opportunities,” said Dr. Bernhard Kirschbaum, Executive Vice President Research and Development, Merck Serono. “Our dedication to innovation demonstrates a key component to our success, and we are committed to developing therapies that make a difference in people’s lives.”

The survey yielded responses from 2,444 individuals and ranked companies based on 23 defining characteristics, including corporate image, leadership and direction, work culture/environment and intellectual challenge, among others. Participants came from North America (72%), Europe (22%), and the Pacific Rim (5%). Merck received high scores in the areas of having loyal employees, being socially responsible and doing important, quality research.

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