Bristol-Myers Squibb Named a 100 Best Company by Working Mother
Bristol-Myers Squibb has been named one of the 2011 Working Mother 100 Best Companies by Working Mother magazine. This is the 14th year in a row that Bristol-Myers Squibb has made the list.
The Working Mother honor highlights the top companies that are paving the way for moms and families everywhere, noting that the best companies demonstrate the power of change and their unwavering commitment to parents nationwide. One hundred percent of this year’s winning companies offer workplace flexibility options, paid and unpaid leaves of absence, and employer assistance programs (EAP).
“This is an honor that speaks to our very real, very meaningful commitment to our employees -- one that expresses itself in a host of family friendly programs,” explains Lamberto Andreotti, chief executive officer. “At Bristol-Myers Squibb, the well-being of our employees is a top priority.”
“With more than 169,000 women hired last year, this year’s 100 Best Companies make up an impressive group of winners who offer family driven programs and benefits that far outpace their competitors,” adds Carol Evans, president, Working Mother Media. “This year’s winning companies are proof that success lies in the numbers -- 97 percent of companies are offering prenatal education, weight-loss, wellness, and stress-reduction programs to employees at every level.”
Bristol-Myers Squibb offers a range of work life programs for employees from LifeWorks/EAP to a variety of flextime programs (including part time, job sharing, remote work, compressed work week and telecommuting) and a range of leave programs (from adoption and family care to parental leaves). The company also provides child and elder care services, including five child development centers and back up care programs for both children and older adults.
Bristol-Myers Squibb will be celebrated at this year’s Working Mother 100 Best Companies WorkLife Congress on October 18-20, 2011, in New York City.
Companies were selected for the 2011 Working Mother 100 Best Companies based on an extensive application with more than 650 questions that surveys the usage, availability and tracking of programs, as well as the accountability of managers who oversee them. Seven areas were measured and scored for the 2011 initiative: workforce profile, benefits, women’s issues and advancement, child care, flexible work, parental leave and company culture. For this year’s 100 Best, particular weight was given to benefits, flexibility and parental leave.
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