26 June 2006 00:00 [Source: ICB]
For the fifth year in a row, German chemical managers have voted family-owned pharmaceutical producer Boehringer Ingelheim as the best company to work for.
On a scale of one to six, managers belonging to the professional organisation VAA were asked to rate corporate strategy, culture, working conditions and personal feelings about their job. Boehringer again topped all categories.
Altogether, the rankings were little changed against 2005, with Roche Diagnostics second, followed by Merck, Henkel and BASF.
Smaller and family-owned firms generally received better ratings, and VAA noted that a stable business environment was obviously an important factor.
Lanxess, in last place last year after its spin-off from Bayer, was replaced in that slot this time by Altana Pharma, which is now up for sale. After restructuring, Clariant moved up three notches. Sanofi-Aventis employees evidently had less to fear from their new owner than originally believed – the company moved up from 17th to seventh place.
Where’s the best place to work in Germany?
|Rank 2006||Company||Rank 2005|
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