BMS Cruiserath Announced as 11th Best Large Workplace in Ireland
ristol-Myers Squibb Cruiserath are proud to have been named among the best large workplaces in Ireland as part of the Great Place to Work Program.
Members of the Cruiserath team and leaders of the GMS Biologics Development & Operations unit attend the awards ceremony in Dublin where the rankings for 2017 were announced. In back row, from left, are: Donna Gulbinski, Brendan Hughes, Louise Prendergast, Peig Foley, John Hiney, James Cullen, Keith Coleman, Joseph Taylor, Aisling Boland, Noel Heaney, Derek Murtagh and Greg Guyer. Front row, from left: Debbie Black, Cathy Carmichael, Lynn Gallagher, John Deasy, Katy Maag, Andy Delaney, Lisa Cahill and Leanne Macken.
Recently, the Cruiserath team and leaders of the GMS Biologics Development & Operations unit attended the awards ceremony in Dublin where the rankings for 2017 were announced. Our 11th-place ranking – the highest for a first-time participant in the Great Place to Work program this year – came as a pleasant surprise. After all, our goal in participating was never awards or recognition, but insight into how our culture is evolving and where we might need to focus.
Our Cruiserath site is a dynamic work-in-progress. The new biologics manufacturing plant will not be fully operational until 2018, but with new employees being added regularly and new capabilities being integrated with existing ones, it is a critical time in the development of our culture, and a perfect time to go through the Great Place to Work program.
These are just a handful of the comments Cruiserath Biologics employees made about their workplace in a survey conducted as part of the site's participation in the Great Place to Work Program – a process that resulted in BMS Cruiserath named the 11th Best Large Workplace in Ireland.
The Envelope Please
Cruiserath's 11th place ranking, the highest this year for a first-time participant in the Great Place to Work Program, is revealed at the awards ceremony in Dublin.
The Great Place to Work Institute is a global human resources consulting firm known for its Best Workplaces lists in more than 40 countries around the world, including Ireland. These rankings are developed through a rigorous methodology that includes employee surveys and interviews, and an assessment of policies and practices. Nearly 90% of Cruiserath employees and contractors completed the study's survey, which identified areas of key strength:
- Teamwork: People working together and caring about each other;
- Diversity: Diverse opinions welcomed and diverse workforce and people treated fairly;
- Talent Management: A positive view of new hires and promotions as based on merit and being a good fit for the organization; and
- Culture & Engagement: As characterized by a fun and friendly workplace, people feeling welcome, and a great pride in working for BMS and the work we do for patients.
We also saw some opportunities for further improvement, for example around engagement in Corporate and Social Responsibility activities and in further enhancing cross-functional communications. These learnings have now been integrated into targeted action plans to further enhance our site culture.
This recognition is a testament to the quality, engagement and hard work of all our employees as, together, we build our site and culture to deliver our transformative medicines to our patients.