Navigation Links
AstraZeneca Recognized as One of Working Mother Magazine's '100 Best Companies'
Date:9/23/2008

WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN), a global leader in the pharmaceutical industry, has been named one of the "100 Best Companies" to work for by Working Mother magazine for the seventh consecutive year. This honor recognizes the company's commitment to family-friendly policies that support employee retention, employee engagement, and career advancement.

AstraZeneca's extensive benefits and wellness programs are designed to both keep employees healthy, and help them manage work and family responsibilities. Additionally, this year, the company received particular recognition from Working Mother for its childcare benefits, mentoring of female employees, flexible work arrangements, and workplace support of diverse employee network groups. At AstraZeneca, career development and mentoring programs, childcare and eldercare resources, and parental leaves and compressed workweeks also contribute to a supportive working culture for employees.

"We're always striving to nurture an environment that is supportive of women at different stages of their careers and with diverse experiences and professional interests," said Tony Zook, President and CEO, AstraZeneca North America. "This long-standing commitment to our employees has helped us build an inclusive culture of innovation and opportunity that enables our people do what they do best -- make a meaningful difference in the lives of patients. We're honored to receive this recognition from Working Mother."

In 2007, AstraZeneca launched a women's leadership initiative whose principal component is an innovative, structured peer coaching program called Success Circles. The program strives to help women through coaching and leadership skill development. Additionally, AstraZeneca's employee network groups are an integral part of the company culture as they create new ways for employees from various areas of the company to share resources and unique perspectives. Currently, there are 19 employee network groups at AstraZeneca, including groups for women, caregivers, working parents, mature workers, and adoptive parents. The company's on-site childcare center offers full and part-time care for young children and infants and a summer day camp, before and after school care, and holiday care for school-age children.

About AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca is a major international healthcare business engaged in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of meaningful prescription medicines and supplier for healthcare services. AstraZeneca is one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies with healthcare sales of $29.55 billion and is a leader in gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, neuroscience, respiratory, oncology and infectious disease medicines. In the United States, AstraZeneca is a $13.35 billion dollar healthcare business with 12,200 employees committed to improving people's lives. AstraZeneca is listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (Global) as well as the FTSE4Good Index.

For more information about AstraZeneca, please visit: http://www.astrazeneca-us.com.

About Working Mother

Founded in 1979, Working Mother magazine reaches 2 million readers and is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers. Its 22-year signature initiative, Working Mother 100 Best Companies, is the most important benchmark for work/life practices in corporate America. Working Mother is published by Working Mother Media, which was founded in 2001. Working Mother Media includes the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), Diversity Best Practices, the WorkLife Congress, the Multicultural Women's Conference and Town Halls. Working Mother Media's mission is to champion culture change.

Companies were selected for the 2008 Working Mother 100 Best Companies based on an extensive application with more than 500 questions. The application included detailed questions about workforce, compensation, childcare, flexibility programs, leave policies and more. It also checked the usage, availability and tracking of programs, as well as the accountability of managers who oversee them. Seven areas were measured and scored: workforce profile, compensation, childcare, flexibility, time off and leaves, family-friendly programs, and company culture. For this year's 100 Best, particular weight was given to family-friendly policies, flexibility, leave policies and benefits for part-timers.

A complete list of the 2008 Working Mother 100 Best Companies can be found at http://www.workingmother.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE AstraZeneca
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Handa Pharmaceuticals Announces Submission of its First-to-File ANDA for AstraZenecas SEROQUEL(R) XR
2. AstraZeneca submits an sNDA for Symbicort for treatment of asthma in children as young as 6
3. FDA Approves AstraZenecas Seroquel(R) for Maintenance Treatment in Bipolar Disorder
4. A Drug That Carries a Lower Risk of Weight Gain Than AstraZenecas Seroquel and Has Antimanic and Antidepressant Effects Would Earn a 30 Percent Patient Share in Bipolar Disorder Treatment
5. Washington University in St. Louis and AstraZeneca Announce Alzheimers Research Collaboration
6. Solcara Helps AstraZeneca Set International Benchmark for Global Media Relations
7. AstraZeneca Gives $1.5 million to Support North Carolina Worksite Wellness Project
8. AstraZeneca - Biologics Day Interviews With Senior Management
9. AstraZeneca Receives Six Months Pediatric Exclusivity Patent Extension for ARIMIDEX(R) (anastrozole) from the FDA
10. AstraZeneca Response to November 2, 2007 Ruling In Re: Pharmaceutical Industry Average Wholesale Price Litigation, MDL No. 1456, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
11. Perrigo Announces that Dexcels Settlement with AstraZeneca Allows OTC Omeprazole Launch Following Final FDA Approval
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/23/2017)... , ... March 23, 2017 , ... ... services to their communities, 16 more public health departments have been awarded national ... bring another 4.5 million people into the expanding network of communities across the ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... 23, 2017 , ... The IoT (Internet of Things) is revolutionizing the way ... impact on businesses and individual consumers alike. Laboratories can maximize their profit margin ... anywhere from $4 trillion to $11 trillion dollars by the year 2025. McKinsey expects ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... ... businesses of the Norwalk and Vermillion areas, celebrates the newest charity campaign ... a nonprofit, community-based substance abuse prevention and peer recovery support organization providing ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... 23, 2017 , ... The StayWell Company announced today that ... covers StayWell’s asthma, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, ... excellent programs for the delivery and improvement of disease management and that meet ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... The TouchPoint Solution, home of Buzzies ... stress and anxiety. , “Buzzies change the way we interact with stress and ... , Since its launch date in December 2016, The TouchPoint Solution has sold more ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/24/2017)... , March 23, 2017  Mirabilis Medical, a ... medical technology for non-invasive surgery, announced today CE ... for treatment of uterine fibroids throughout the European ... received approval from the US Food and Drug ... Mirabilis System in the United States.  The Mirabilis ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... , March 24, 2017 ... to develop sutezolid as effective response to infectious disease ... Alliance and the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) announced a ... antibiotic drug candidate which demonstrated encouraging results in early ... in combination with other TB drugs and follows the ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... 2017 Research and Markets has announced the ... Industry Forecast to 2025" report to their offering. ... The Global Cryostat Market ... the next decade to reach approximately $3.5 billion by 2025. ... all the given segments on global as well as regional levels ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: