Biogen Australia certified as a Great Place to Work
June 1, 2021
Biogen Australia is exceptionally proud to announce that it has been recognised as a 2021 Great Place to Work, demonstrating that the challenges posed by the pandemic and remote working have not affected the company’s “vibrant and resilient culture.”
Some of the fantastic Biogen Australia team celebrating the Great Place to Work certification in the Sydney office and virtually.
Biogen’s Great Place to Work recognition comes upon their first application for the certification despite the challenges of the past year, speaking to the affiliate’s ability to retain its culture throughout the transition to remote working in early 2020 during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, whilst also navigating the re-location to its new Banfield Road premises.
Based on over 30 years of research and experience with leading organisations around the word, the Great Place to Work certification is established via workplace cultural assessments to validate employee experiences and recognise outstanding workplace cultures.
“Our people are our greatest asset, and I am incredibly proud of the uniquely collaborative culture we have created that enables us to do the work we do to change lives every day,” states Fabienne Connet, Head of Human Resources for Biogen Australia and New Zealand.
“Our values of diversity, inclusion and flexibility serve as a foundation for the way we work, and it is evident in the laughter and warmth that fill our work environments that our people genuinely want to connect and collaborate with each other.
“We encourage our employees to thrive through both professional development opportunities and wellbeing initiatives, whilst empowering them to find their balance of work-life integration; together, we do some serious work, yet we don’t take ourselves too seriously.”
To determine the Great Place to Work certification, employees were surveyed on cultural factors including credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie at Biogen Australia and information was gathered about programs and practices unique to the affiliate that make it an exceptional place to work.
Biogen Australia’s certification as a Great Place to Work whilst the world continues to be challenged by the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and employees are adjusting to new ways of working, has been noted as a testament to the vibrant culture at the organisation, one that is shaped by the energy and enthusiasm of its people.
One Biogen employee commented, “I feel proud to work for an organisation that is Great Place to Work-Certified as it speaks to our commitment as employees to continuously build our culture at Biogen Australia.
“We trust each other to be accountable and take the time to recognise efforts and celebrate success – it is this supportive environment that allows us to work fearlessly to make a difference to the lives of our patients.
“Most importantly, we make sure we have a bit of fun along the way, which really makes Biogen Australia a great place to work.”
To find out more about the Great Place to Work certification and Biogen’s recognition, visit https://greatplacetowork.com.au/gptwcertified/biogen/