We are a Top Employer!

For the 12th 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 the working-from-home policy or the generous parental leave for mothers and fathers of 16 weeks.

19 February 2024

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

Every year, the independent Top Employers Institute certifies organizations that are focused on putting their employees in the first place and provide an attractive workplace environment that encourages professional and personal development. The certification is based on the participation and results of an HR Best Practices Survey including over 100 questions which cover 600 “people development” practices across various topics.

Important factors for getting the Award include above-average ratings in:

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

MSD achieved excellent results in all survey categories

Our company scored highly in all 6 survey categories, and we are especially proud of the 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 are important to us

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.

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