Amgen has been named one of the 25 best workplaces in the world by Great Place to Work®, ranking #8. This is the first time Amgen has made this prestigious list at the global level.
Since 1992, the Great Place to Work organization has surveyed more than 100 million employees globally and these data are used to recognize companies at a global, regional, and national level. The Great Place to Work judges highlighted Amgen’s efforts to keep staff safe and engaged throughout the pandemic, as well as for its ongoing efforts to build a more diverse, inclusive culture. Other companies in the top 25 are 3M, American Express, and Salesforce.
“We are very proud of this honor,” said Bob Bradway, Amgen’s chairman and chief executive officer. “To be recognized by Great Place to Work on a global scale demonstrates our ongoing commitment to providing staff with an environment in which they are able to grow and thrive – even during challenging times.”
Earlier this year, Amgen was ranked as the seventh best workplace in Europe, making the list for the fifth time with its highest ranking ever. Twenty-five Amgen affiliates have either been certified or recognized by Great Place to Work® nationally. This includes 13 affiliates in Europe, as well as Algeria, Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Kuwait, Mexico, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.
“The past 18 months have not been easy,” said Murdo Gordon, executive vice president of Global Commercial Operations. “Many of us have had to adapt to working from home, often with multiple priorities to juggle both personally and professionally. Yet we’ve shown great resilience and a continued commitment to living our values and serving patients. Amgen is a great place because of our great people. Congratulations to everyone!”
Earlier this year, Amgen was named by Forbes as one of “America’s Best Employers for Diversity” for the fourth straight year and also landed on the magazine’s inaugural list of “America’s Best Employers for New Graduates.” Also this year, Amgen earned a perfect score – for the fourth consecutive year – on the Corporate Equality Index, the premier benchmarking report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer workplace equality.
To learn more about the Great Place to Work “World’s Best Workplaces” list, click here.