Parexel International, a global biopharmaceutical services organization, has announced that Forbes named the company to the magazine’s America’s “Best Employers” list for 2016. The list features the top 500 U.S. employers with more than 5,000 employees as rated by 30,000 employees in an independent survey.
“We are honored to be named as one of Forbes magazine’s ‘Best Employers’ in the U.S. At Parexel, we have a desire to make a difference in the lives of people—and that starts with our own employees,” said Michelle Graham, corporate vice president and chief human resources officer, Parexel. “At Parexel, our employees are the key to our success. Parexel and our clients have a shared mission: to prevent and cure disease by delivering important new medicines and therapies to the patients who need them. Parexel accomplishes this important goal through the expertise, experience, innovation and commitment of our employees around the world.”
Parexel’s commitment to employees is reflected in the company’s high performance culture where employees are empowered to speak openly, take ownership, focus on clients and drive business results, regardless of their role in the organization. The company also offers employees best-in-class training programs and professional growth opportunities.
Now in its second year, the Forbes ranking of America’s Best Employers is drawn from an online survey of more than 30,000 employees at companies with at least 1,000 people. The survey was conducted with global digital data collection partners who use innovative technology and proven sampling methodologies to facilitate a deep understanding of consumer opinions and behavior. Participation in the survey was voluntary, and respondents were recruited from thousands of sources to maximize reach and representation. The mix of respondents (gender, age, region, and ethnicity) in the sample represents American employees. Each employee surveyed was asked to rank both his own employer and other employers in the same industry sector.