As their employees will tell you, Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) is a great place to work because it strives to create a healthy environment where meaningful work, diversity, and work-life balance are valued, resulting in more health for patients, families, communities – and employees.
Every member of the PR team at BI has yearly defined goals that allow them to develop new skills, solve problems, and contribute to the improvement of BI’s work. These go beyond the day-to-day and can even be associated with other types of work as long as the effort is tied to one of BI’s business priorities.
Boehringer Ingelheim recognizes the balance between work and private life is not only important to its employees, but it's the key driver of its overall success. BI’s commitment to improving lives extends to the more than 9,600 U.S. Boehringer Ingelheim employees.
In terms of creating a positive work environment, BI strives to foster a culture where its employees are encouraged to balance their work life with their personal life. Its generous paid time off policies give employees the freedom they need to spend time with friends and family, work in the community, or pursue their personal passions. BI recognizes that an employee who feels they have “balance” brings a higher level of dedication and energy to their work.
Boehringer Ingelheim also has Diversity Councils, which provide forums for employee ideas and involvement related to diversity initiatives, recruitment and retention, training and education, work/life balance, and community and marketplace focus. Diversity Council members represent a mixture of colleagues within the company. They also demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion efforts and serve as formal and informal thought leaders for BI’s efforts.
In addition, at BI, women make up 37% of the Corporate Management Committee, which is the most senior level of management of the US organization.