SBA Member, 09.04.2019
Selexis SA, a pioneering life sciences company and a global leader in mammalian cell line generation technology, announced today that Great Place to Work® has recognized the company as one of the “Best Workplaces in Switzerland 2019.” The award, announced during a gala hosted by Great Place to Work Switzerland Institute, recognizes Selexis among companies of all sizes from all industries whose employees think they have an especially trustworthy, appreciative and attractive workplace culture. Great Place to Work Switzerland has included Selexis for the second consecutive year.
“The Great Place to Work distinction is so much more than an award for Selexis. Because of our participation in this program, we’ve strengthened our corporate culture and identity by not only applying key learnings from last year’s effort but by undertaking the exercise of identifying and defining our core values with input from our employees. While we always have room to improve, today we’re working smarter and more efficiently, while maintaining a strong understanding of our culture — one that enables us to attract and retain the brightest talent,” said Igor Fisch, PhD, Selexis chief executive officer. “We are grateful to Great Place to Work for this recognition and to our employees who make it possible to advance science and innovation that leads to partnerships with biopharmaceutical companies that are developing drugs and vaccines that save lives.”
In the employee satisfaction questionnaire, 97% of Selexis employees agreed with the statement: "Taking everything into account, I would say this is a great place to work." Additionally, 100% of Selexis employees agreed they “care about each other, are willing to give extra to get the job done, feel the company is a friendly place to work and are made to feel welcome,” while 95% feel “they make a difference and are proud to tell people they work there.”
The research institute analyzes a company’s attractiveness through a two-step process. First, Selexis employees are surveyed anonymously on central workplace topics such as trust, identification, team spirit, professional development, remuneration, health support and work-life balance. Second, the company’s HR processes and corporate culture are audited by peers. Scores from the survey and the culture audit were used to rank the winners.
“The award stands for a workplace culture especially defined by trust, pride and team spirit,” says Michael Hermann, CEO of Great Place to Work Switzerland. “Trust-based relationships in the workplace and attractive working conditions are key in motivating and encouraging loyalty in qualified employees as well as the company’s economic success and future viability.