Diageo Named a 'Great Place to Work' by Connecticut Magazine

Oct 25, 2010, 15:50 ET from Diageo

NORWALK, Conn., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Diageo, the world's leading spirits, beer and wine company, has been named a "Great Place to Work" by Connecticut Magazine, in recognition of the company's productive and employee-friendly approach to its business.  Diageo's policies, such as generous flex time and telecommuting, as well as benefits like concierge service and backup child care help make it one of the state's most admired employers.

"At Diageo we strive to create an environment where people enjoy coming to work, believing they make a difference," said Ivan Menezes, President and CEO, Diageo North America. "We have many programs and benefits that help employees to achieve fulfillment across their professional and personal lives. I feel privileged to be part of this talented team and am proud of the values and culture of our company."

"Being designated as one of Connecticut's 'Great Places to Work' is a wonderful honor," said Eliana Zem, Senior Vice President Human Resources, Diageo North America.  "We believe that growing our people is the key to growing our business, so we will continue to build programs that give every employee the tools they need to advance both personally and professionally, while ensuring that everyone knows they are appreciated and respected."

Companies were chosen for the 'Great Places to Work' designation based on compensation, benefits, retention rates and professional development opportunities, as well as additional employee perks, such as flex time.  Factors such as business practices, office environments and community involvement were also taken into account.  The companies that received the designation of a 'Great Place to Work' were selected independently by Connecticut Magazine based on interviews with business experts and employment professionals, as well as numerous other sources.  No fees or applications were involved in Connecticut Magazine's editorial process, with each company making the list based solely on its merits.  

About Diageo

Diageo (Dee-AH-Gee-O) is the world's leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, wines and beer categories. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Guinness, Smirnoff, J&B, Baileys, Cuervo, Tanqueray, Captain Morgan, Crown Royal, Beaulieu Vineyard and Sterling Vineyards wines.

Diageo is a global company, trading in more than 180 countries around the world. The company is listed on both the New York Stock Exchange (DEO) and the London Stock Exchange (DGE).

For more information about Diageo, its people, brands, and performance, visit us at Diageo.com. For our global resource that promotes responsible drinking through the sharing of best practice tools, information and initiatives, visit DRINKiQ.com.

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