WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 21, 2012 – DuPont has been named one of the Top Employers in a survey by Science magazine for the fifth year in a row. DuPont was ranked No. 10 this year. Employees from all across the globe responded to a survey about what they like best about working for DuPont.
Companies were rated based on 23 characteristics, including financial strength, easy adaptation to change and a research-driven environment. The Science and Science Careers’ annual Top Employers Survey polls researchers in the biotechnology, biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical and related industries to determine the 20 best employers in these industries as well as their driving characteristics.
“At DuPont we work hard to empower our scientists as they invent and innovate for our diverse, global customer base,” said Douglas Muzyka, senior vice president and chief science and technology officer. “Being named to Science magazine’s Top Employer list is especially rewarding because it’s the voice of our scientists and engineers and reflects the grade they give us, motivating us to continuously improve.”
The survey sought to identify the companies with the best reputations as employers, based on 4,276 survey responses from readers of Science and other survey invitees from North America (78 percent), Europe (14 percent), and Asia/Pacific Rim (5 percent). Each company received a ranking, for example, on the basis of whether it treats its employees with respect, whether its work-culture values align with employees’ personal values and other factors. For the complete feature along with individual company rankings, go to www.sciencecareers.org/TopEmployers2012.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journals Science (www.sciencemag.org), Science Signaling (www.sciencesignaling.org), and Science Translational Medicine (www.sciencetranslationalmedicine.org). Science Careers is the careers component of Science that scientists rely on for career information and job postings. AAAS was founded in 1848, and serves 262 affiliated societies and academies of science, reaching 10 million individuals. Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world, with an estimated total readership of 1 million. The non-profit AAAS (www.aaas.org) is open to all and fulfills its mission to "advance science and serve society" through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education and more. For the latest research news, log into EurekAlert!, www.eurekalert.org, the premier science-news website, a service of AAAS.
DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit http://www.dupont.com.
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