HERCULES, CA--(Marketwire -05/15/12)- Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (BIO) and (BIO.B), today announced that it has been named one of the "2012 Best Places to Work in the Bay Area" by a joint project of the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal. Bio-Rad appeared in the top 10 ranking in the category of companies that have over 1,501 employees in the Bay Area. This is the third year in a row that Bio-Rad has received this recognition.
To determine which companies make the list, publishers of the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal went directly to the employees of Bay Area companies asking them to evaluate their overall satisfaction with their workplaces. Bio-Rad was selected based on its Bay Area employees taking part in an online satisfaction survey earlier this year. The company was recognized for how well it ranked in areas such as how happy their employees are with the work culture, management practices, benefits, and overall compensation.
"It is an honor to once again be recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area," said Norman Schwartz, Bio-Rad President and Chief Executive Officer. "It's important to Bio-Rad that we provide a positive work environment, where employees feel good about what they do and that they making a difference in the advancement of science and healthcare."
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (BIO) and (BIO.B) has remained at the center of scientific discovery for more than 50 years, manufacturing and distributing a broad range of products for the life science research and clinical diagnostic markets. The company is renowned worldwide among hospitals, universities, major research institutions, as well as biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, for its commitment to quality and customer service. Founded in 1952, Bio-Rad is headquartered in Hercules, California, and serves more than 100,000 research and industry customers worldwide through its global network of operations. The company employs over 7,000 people globally and had revenues exceeding $2 billion in 2011. For more information, visit www.bio-rad.com.