AstraZeneca Egypt, an affiliate of the multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company, was recently certified as a Best Place to Work for women marking it the first organization in Egypt to receive the accreditation.
The certification is based on an HR analysis of the company policies focusing on women and an anonymous employee survey result. Seventy percent of a firm’s evaluation is based on how the company’s female associates rated their experiences at their workplaces. The comprehensive analysis compares how companies rank in terms of women representation in, work-life balance, professional development opportunities and company benefits (vacation, maternity support, wellness, benefits). This year, 85% of AstraZeneca’s female employees in Egypt said the organization is a great employer, compared to 65% at an average Egyptian organization.