Bristol-Myers Squibb Named a 2010 Working Mother 100 Best Company
100 Best Lead the Way in Inspiring Change and Diverse Benefits for Work/Life Balance
Working Mother 100 Best Companies initiative has selected Bristol-Myers Squibb as one of the top companies in the U.S. for family-friendly benefits.
“This marks the 13th consecutive year that we have been named a 100 Best Company,” says Bristol-Myers Squibb CEO Lamberto Andreotti. “We are honored to be counted among the very best, and to be recognized for the programs and policies we have in place to support our employees and to help them achieve their professional and personal goals. Work-life balance is one of our company’s commitments to employees and among our highest priorities.”
By contrast, according to Working Mother, just 25 percent of companies in the U.S. offer lactation services (vs. 100 percent of the 100 Best), 11 percent provide stress reduction programs (vs. 96 percent of the 100 Best), 35 percent offer health insurance for part-timers (vs. 99 percent of the 100 Best) and 16 percent offer job-sharing (vs. 98 percent of the 100 Best).
According to the Working Mother initiative, companies like Bristol-Myers Squibb have been instrumental in supporting the advancement of women in the workplace. The 100 Best Companies’ family friendly programs strive to help employees in all areas of their lives.
Bristol-Myers Squibb’s programs for working mothers – and fathers – in the U.S. range from a variety of parental and family leave programs to adoption reimbursement, flexible work options, dependent care programs, health benefits and mentoring programs.
“Twenty-five years ago, we made a bold decision to launch our Best Companies initiative and challenge businesses to address the unique needs of working mothers,” says Carol Evans, president, Working Mother Media. “The immense influx of women into the workforce demanded changes in workplace culture as companies strove to keep working moms’ talent and loyalty. Today, we celebrate our winners’ untiring commitment to their employees through an impressive array of programs.”
Profiles of the 100 Best Companies, as well as national comparisons, are in the October issue of Working Mother
and at workingmother.com/bestcompanies