• Four Westchester Companies Make Best Companies List

  • MAY 09, 2012 | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  • Biotech, Finance Sectors Lead Locally in '50 Best Companies to Work for in New York'

  • Four companies headquartered in Westchester County, including two of its largest biotechnology employers, have been ranked among the 50 best companies to work for in New York in an annual independent survey...


    2012 Winner Acorda

    ... The 2012 survey, a partnership of the New York State Society for Human Resource Management, the Business Council of New York State, and Best Companies Group, ranked the best places of employment in the state based on employee satisfaction and engagement as well as workplace practices and policies.  

    Acorda Therapeutics in Hawthorne ranked seventh on the list among large employers with 250 or more U.S. employees. Acorda, which plans a relocation of its headquarters later this year to Greenburgh, ranked third among large companies in the Best Companies Group's 2011 survey.  

    The state's largest biotech employer, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., in Greenburgh, was ranked 17th among best large employers to work for.  Ranked 18th on the list was Diversified Retirement Corp., a national investment adviser and retirement plan provider with its headquarters in Harrison.  

    Among small and medium employers, Quorum Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Purchase, was rated the 14th best company to work for.

    Peter Burke, president of Best Companies Group, at a recent awards dinner in Albany for the 2012 winners, said the national average for employee engagement is about 33 percent.  The New York survey, though, showed that 92 percent of employees at winning companies felt engaged, connected, and willing to go above and beyond for the company, their managers and clients.  

    -John Golden
    May 7, 2012

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