HERCULES, CA--(Marketwired - May 13, 2013) - Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO) and (NYSE: BIO.B), today announced that it has been named one of "The Bay Area's Best Places to Work 2013" by a joint project of the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley 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 year marks Bio-Rad's fourth year in a row that it has received this distinction.
To determine which companies belong on the list, publishers of the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal went directly to the employees of Bay Area companies asking the employees to evaluate their 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 its employees are with Bio-Rad's work culture, management practices, benefits, and the overall compensation.
"It is a wonderful 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. "This recognition reflects how important it is to Bio-Rad to provide a positive work environment and be a place where employees feel good about what they do."
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO) and (NYSE: BIO.B) has been at the center of scientific discovery for 60 years, manufacturing and distributing a broad range of products for life science research and clinical diagnostic markets. The company is renowned for its commitment to quality and customer service among university and research institutions, hospitals, public health and commercial laboratories, as well as the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and food safety industries. Founded in 1952, Bio-Rad is based in Hercules, California, and serves more than 100,000 research and industry customers through its global network of operations. The company employs approximately 7,300 people worldwide and had revenues exceeding $2 billion in 2012. Visit us at www.bio-rad.com.