We are a Top Employer!

For the 10th time in a row, our company has received the "Top Employer" award. The award recognizes the variety of benefits that MSD offers to its employees, such as a newly introduced working-from-home policy or the generous parental leave for mothers and fathers of 16 weeks.

20 January 2022

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Top employer award

Every year, the independent Top Employers Institute  certifies organizations that are focused on putting their employees first and provide an attractive workplace environment that encourages professional and personal development. The certification is based on the participation and results of the HR Best Practices Survey. Important factors for winning the Award include above-average ratings in:

  • Human Resources Management
  • Compensation and social security
  • Career opportunities
  • Working conditions
  • Training and continuing education, and
  • Corporate culture.

MSD achieved excellent results in all survey categories

Employee engagement, including well-being, and recognition and rewards were rated as above average. One more top scorer is the area of Unity, which is comprised of Ethical Integrity, Values, Diversity & Inclusion and Work environment.

Judeke Frederiks
Judeke Frederiks, HR Director Switzerland

“We are honored to be recognized as a Top Employer in Switzerland once again. The 10th award we received underlines our ongoing commitment to creating flexible working conditions and an attractive workplace. We are proud to be above benchmark in many areas, especially in employee well-being – evaluations that are crucial in the best of times and even more important during the actual unprecedented times of the ongoing pandemic.”

Employee benefits

Since 2020, all new parents, regardless of gender, are offered 16 weeks with 100% pay within the first 12 months following the birth or adoption of a child. This policy is one of the most generous and inclusive in Switzerland, compared to the two weeks that have been legally required in Switzerland. In the same year, MSD instituted a new policy giving full flexibility to employees and their managers to determine how much they work remotely. In addition, MSD has put increased emphasis on working in digital ways becoming a more agile organization and more focused on growth and learning.

Diversity and inclusion are important to us

MSD actively promotes diversity and inclusion, for example through the many internal networks like the Womenʼs Network, the Next Generation Network and the LGBTQI Network. The mentioned initiatives are important milestones in line with its commitment to diversity, inclusion and well-being. More importantly, it reflects the company values understanding on how to achieve the best possible balance between private life, family, and career.

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