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Oct. 22, 2013 @ 05:21 PM

Quintiles, SAS make ‘Best Multinational Workplaces’ list

DURHAM - Durham-based Quintiles Transnational Corp. and other companies with operations in the Triangle made the Top 25 on the “World’s Best Multinational Workplaces” list by Great Place to Work.

Quintiles was ranked No. 18 on the list that also included Cary-based SAS, which was ranked No. 2 behind California-based Google.

California-based NetApp, which has Research Triangle Park operations, was No. 3, California-based Cisco Systems Inc., was No. 10, Missouri-based Monsanto was No. 12 and Switzerland-based Novartis was No. 25.

The list is based on a pool of data from some 2,900 companies that were listed on Great Place to Work country lists, according to a news release from Quintiles.

Based in San Francisco, Great Place to Work is a global research, consulting and training firm that helps organizations identify, create and sustain great workplaces through the development of high-trust cultures.

Quintiles has been named to the Best Multinational Workplace list in each of the ranking’s three years of existence, the release said.

Qualifying companies must have been selected for at least five national Great Place to Work lists, have at least 5,000 employees worldwide and count at least 40 percent of their global workforce outside of the company’s home country, the release states.

“We are honored to be among the top-25 multinational workplaces again this year,” said Quintiles’ Chief Administrative Officer Mike Mortimer in a prepared statement. “As a service provider, the value we bring to our biopharma customers comes directly from our 27,000-plus employees around the world. Creating and maintaining a positive working environment which the best and brightest seek out is a key component of Quintiles’ success.”