EY recognized as one of the 25 World's Best Multinational Workplaces by Great Place to Work®

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London, 14 November 2012 – EY announced today that it has been recognized as one of the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces by Great Place to Work® Institute. Now in its second year, the ranking is the world’s largest annual study of workplace excellence and identifies the top 25 best multinationals in terms of workplace culture.

Mike Cullen, Global Managing Partner - People, EY, says: “It’s a great honor to be recognized as one of the best global employers by Great Place to Work. We must celebrate this success, which comes as a result of our ability to attract the best people and build them into high performance teams throughout the world. Looking ahead, we will continue to innovate further to address generational, business and technological changes.

“As a 167,000-strong employer, it’s important that our people feel empowered – whatever their geographical location or level of seniority. Our focus will be on enabling a work environment that delivers the right tools and flexibility to suit various lifestyles and career aspirations. As a people-centric business, this will be the key to help drive competitive edge and deliver future success.”

Nancy Altobello, Americas Vice Chair – People, EY, accepted the award on behalf of the global organization at the gala awards ceremony in San Francisco yesterday evening. She added, “The exceptional EY experience we provide for our people includes the opportunity to work in a truly global and inclusive environment that reaches across geographic borders, cultures, service lines, generations and professional experiences. Our people can work alongside colleagues and clients from different countries or cultures, take advantage of a range of global mobility initiatives and international assignments, or participate in learning and development programs to establish a global mindset. This award is an important acknowledgement of our work to remain the most globalized, integrated professional services organization in mindset and actions, yet it pushes us to aim even higher as we learn from the successes of our fellow honorees.” 

Since launching the first best workplaces lists in the United States and Brazil in 1997, Great Place to Work® now recognizes leading workplaces in some 45 countries. The World’s Best Multinational Workplace list is based on a pool of data from some 2,000 companies that were listed on Great Place to Work® country best companies lists. Every year, Great Place to Work® analyzes data from surveys taken by more than 2.5 million employees and workplace culture analytics taken from 5,671 companies, that represent more than 11 million employees.

“The companies listed on the second-annual World’s Best Multinational Workplaces List are creating workplaces dedicated to fostering trust, pride and camaraderie amongst their employees,” said Susan Lucas-Conwell, Global CEO of Great Place to Work®. “Their inclusion on this prestigious list demonstrates their commitment to continually improving the lives of their employees and setting innovative new standards for workplaces of the future.”


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About EY

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Worldwide, our 167,000 people are united by our shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. We make a difference by helping our people, our clients and our wider communities achieve their potential. 

EY refers to the global organization of member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. For more information about our organization, please visit www.ey.com

This news release has been issued by EYGM Limited, a member of the global EY organization that also does not provide any services to clients. 

About Great Place to Work®:

Great Place to Work® Institute is a global research, consulting and training firm that helps organizations identify, create and sustain great workplaces through the development of high-trust workplace cultures. Great Place to Work® serves businesses, non-profits and government agencies in 45 countries on all six continents. 

About the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces List:

The second annual World’s Best Multinational Workplaces List ranks the top 25 global companies to work for. Qualifying companies must have appeared on at least five national Great Place to Work® lists, have at least 5,000 employees worldwide, and at least 40 percent (or 5,000 employees) of their global workforce must work outside of the company’s home country.