MSD Switzerland recognized as a Top Employer for the 12th consecutive year

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19.02.2024 08:00 Europe/Zurich

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MSD Switzerland recognized as a Top Employer for the 12th consecutive year

Lucerne, February 19, 2024. MSD Merck Sharp & Dohme is proud to announce its official certification as a Top Employer for the 12th consecutive year. Following an extensive review process conducted by the independent Top Employers Institute, the company scored highly in all 6 survey categories, with top scores in two crucial categories: Develop and Unite.

MSD, one of the leading global biopharmaceutical companies, was once again awarded the exclusive “Top Employer Switzerland” and “Top Employer Europe” Certification by the independent Top Employers Institute. The award certifies that MSD offers excellent employee conditions and provides the very best working environment for its employees through adapting progressive ‘people first’ practices. It is based on an assessment including over 100 questions which cover 600 ‘people development’ practices across 10 topics including: human resources management, compensation and social security, career opportunities, working conditions, training and continuous education and corporate culture.

Decisive subject areas for election as Top Employer 2024

MSD Switzerland earned the Top Employer 2024 certification because its employee offerings exceeded the required thresholds in all evaluated criteria with top scores in two crucial categories: Develop and Unite. These categories recognize the company’s efforts in driving performance, career growth and learning opportunities, as well as promoting values, ethics & integrity, sustainability, and diversity & inclusion within the company.

Daria Tyuvina, HR Director at MSD Switzerland

“We are honored to be recognized as a Top Employer in Switzerland once again. The award underlines our ongoing commitment to fostering a happy, healthy, and engaged workforce.”

Daria Tyuvina, HR Director MSD Switzerland

Employee benefits at MSD Switzerland

Since 2020, all new parents receive 16 weeks of fully paid parental leave within the first twelve months of the birth or adoption of a child, regardless of gender. This is one of the most generous and inclusive provisions in all of Switzerland, where only two weeks of parental leave is required by law.

In the same year, MSD introduced a new arrangement that gives employees and managers full flexibility over the amount and frequency of remote work. MSD is also investing heavily in digitalization in the workplace, presenting itself as an even more agile company with a stronger focus on growth, training and development.

Diversity and inclusion at MSD Switzerland

MSD actively promotes diversity and inclusion, for example with various internal networks such as the Womenʼs Network, the Next Generation Network, the Rainbow Alliance (representing our LGBTQ efforts), the CapAbility Network and the Network for Employees of African Origin. Furthermore, MSD intends to initiate additional networks.

The afore mentioned initiatives are important milestones on the way to an ever better offering for all MSD employees in Switzerland. They demonstrate MSD’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and well-being. More importantly, they represent the company’s values and its belief in how to achieve the best balance between private life, family and career.

About Top Employers Institute

Top Employers Institute is the global authority on recognising excellence in People Practices. They help accelerate these practices to enrich the world of work. Through the Top Employers Institute Certification Programme, participating companies can be validated, certified, and recognised as an employer of choice. In 2024, Top Employers Institute has certified more than 2.300 organisations in 121 countries/regions. These certified Top Employers positively impact the lives of over 12 million employees globally. For more information please visit:

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About MSD Merck, Sharp & Dohme

At MSD, known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, N.J., USA in the United States and Canada, we are unified around our purpose: We use the power of leading-edge science to save and improve lives around the world. For more than 130 years, we have brought hope to humanity through the development of important medicines and vaccines. We aspire to be the premier research-intensive biopharmaceutical company in the world – and today, we are at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions that advance the prevention and treatment of diseases in people and animals. We foster a diverse and inclusive global workforce and operate responsibly every day to enable a safe, sustainable and healthy future for all people and communities.

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