PORTLAND, Oregon, Sept. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- LegitScript, a small business in the cybercrime and healthcare sector, has been named one of the Top 100 Workplaces by the Oregonian Media Group for 2015. The award is based on employee feedback, and measure factors such as employee happiness, job satisfaction, and how employees feel about the company's mission.
LegitScript monitors websites and merchants that sell regulated or illegal products, such as prescription drugs, designer drugs, eyewear and tobacco, and helps its customers determine which are operating legally and which are not in compliance with the customer's policies and may be unsafe or illegal. LegitScript clients include Google, Visa, Bing, Facebook, the US Food and Drug Administration, and the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.
LegitScript also offers free, public access to its database of Internet pharmacies and dietary supplements, enabling Internet users to tell whether an online pharmacy is operating legally, or whether a supplement has been the subject of any safety warnings.
"We've got a terrific team, and I think we're all driven by our mission of making a difference for Internet users," said John Horton, LegitScript's CEO. "Our staff are at the cutting edge of making the Internet more transparent to help stop fraudsters and bad actors, and we believe in providing them with a collaborative, interesting and supportive environment to do that work."
LegitScript's staff concurred in the Oregonian's designation of the company as a Top Workplace. "This is a fast-paced, dynamic, and intellectually stimulating work environment. I enjoy working here because I am constantly challenged to learn, problem-solve, and think critically about cybercrime," said Luca Jarone, a Portuguese-language cybercrime analyst with the company. "And with the international scope that we have, every day I hear no fewer than four different languages being spoken around me."
"LegitScript has offered me the opportunity to contribute to important work that I care deeply about," said Layne McNish, a software developer with the company. "My team challenges me to improve my craft and develop the tools I need to grow in my career. LegitScript has a welcoming atmosphere where expression of one's thoughts, needs and opinions is encouraged — not only to improve one's own skills, but to make the company as a whole better."
The company, which also has an office in Dublin, Ireland, currently employs about 65 people — analysts, developers, lawyers and support staff — most of whom work at the Portland, Oregon, headquarters. The company is hiring for several positions.
Parker, the LegitScript office dog, had no comment about the award, but said that the company's dog treats are "top-notch."
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