Janssen ranked among 100 Best Companies to Work for in the UK
Published on March 1, 2016 at 8:50 AM
Only pharmaceutical company to be listed in the top 100 in the UK
Janssen, a pharmaceutical company of Johnson & Johnson, is celebrating being ranked number 30 out of 100 Best Companies to Work for and being awarded the highest three star Best Companies Accreditation in research conducted by Best Companies in the UK and published by the Sunday Times. This prestigious annual list recognises the UK’s best employers based on the opinions of their employees.
Janssen is the only pharmaceutical company in the UK to enter the top 100, reflecting its commitment to a positive culture that puts people at the centre of its mission, by aiming to secure the best possible outcomes for patients and creating a motivated and empowered workforce. This has led to around half of its employees having worked for Janssen for at least five years.
The top three star Best Companies Accreditation, which is based on the elite Michelin style star rating system, was awarded to Janssen for the third year in a row, demonstrating how the company is seen as ‘extraordinary’ by its people.
HR Director, Angela Hamlin, commented:
We are delighted to be ranked in the top 30 best companies to work for in the UK and to receive the highest star rating, yet again, in the Best Companies accreditation. This is a great achievement and testament to our fantastic team. At Janssen we place huge emphasis on collaboration and have a wide range of policies and initiatives to help ensure our people feel proud to come to work each day. It is really important to us that our employees feel engaged and supported, so they can do their very best for patients and customers.
The High Wycombe based company employs over 600 staff in the UK and Ireland. Janssen is one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical companies and does pioneering work to deliver life-changing medicines to people who need them. This positive contribution is reflected by high levels of pride felt by the people working at Janssen, who were surveyed by Best Companies who undertook the research being published in the Sunday Times.
As part of Johnson & Johnson, Janssen has successfully implemented a number of initiatives that contributed to these achievements. These include: enabling employees to spend five days each year volunteering for causes they believe in; investing in the health and wellbeing of its workforce; and encouraging a sense of social responsibility by supporting initiatives that help young people and those furthest from employment within the local community by aiming to redirect 3% of business spend into social enterprises.