NEW YORK, Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the seventh consecutive year, PwC US has been named as one of FORTUNE's "100 Best Companies to Work For." PwC ranks number 73 overall and number 23 among large companies on this year's list, the 14th annual installment. PwC was also highlighted among companies seeking to hire the most people and organizations with the highest percentage of telecommuters.
PwC has a culture and long history of providing its people with extensive development opportunities, an inclusive and respectful workplace environment, distinctive work/life programs and meaningful activities that support local communities. The firm understands that providing quality services to clients requires an ongoing commitment to its own people.
To help celebrate the latest FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For" list and PwC's repeated appearances on it, Bob Moritz, PwC U.S. chairman and senior partner, will join FORTUNE staff, executives from The Great Place to Work Institute and leaders from several other "100 Best" companies to ring the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange today.
"Creating a great career experience for your people is the only way for an organization to realize its goals. At PwC, we want to provide our people with a rewarding personalized experience that helps them develop personally and professionally. By doing so, we are able to attract and retain the best people, who in turn will be inspired to create that same quality experience for our clients," said Moritz.
"We are proud of all our people and their accomplishments, and we will continue to look at new and innovative ways to attract, develop and retain the best people possible," added Dennis Finn, Global and US Human Capital Leader, PwC.
In addition to longstanding firm benefits such as flexible work arrangements and generous parental leave policies, other activities and programs supporting PwC's repeated inclusion on the FORTUNE list include:
- PwC devoted more than 1.7 million hours to learning and education in its last fiscal year. Increasingly, PwC is blending virtual and in-person programs to create year-round development opportunities for its people while significantly reducing the firm's carbon footprint.
- PwC partners and staff donated more than 129,000 hours of service through firm-sponsored programs in the last fiscal year. In addition to donating time, the firm and its people also provided nearly $35.6 million in charitable donations, including those made through the PwC Charitable Foundation.
- Through PwC's mobility program, firm professionals broaden their business knowledge and expertise from a global lens, while simultaneously providing clients with global solutions. The program stretches across business units, markets and geographies and provides participants with unique opportunities for professional growth and development. Globally, PwC has more than 2,000 professionals on long-term inbound or outbound assignments.
In addition to FORTUNE, a number of other external organizations have validated PwC's human capital strategy. PwC is featured in The Great Workplace Institute's new book published by Jossey-Bass, The Great Workplace. Training magazine ranked PwC No. 1 in its "Training Top 125" for the last three years, making the firm eligible for induction into the magazine's Hall of Fame. PwC has also been named to Working Mother's "Best Companies" list for 16 consecutive years, including seven successive years in the top 10, and has ranked in the top five of the "Universum Global Top 50," an index of the world's most attractive employers, for the past two years. For a list of other awards and recognition achieved by PwC, visit the "About us" section at www.pwc.com.
About the FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For" List
To pick the 100 Best Companies to Work For, FORTUNE partners with the Great Place to Work Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. Three hundred eleven companies participated in this year's survey. Two-thirds of a company's score is based on the results of the Institute's Trust Index survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. The survey asks questions related to their attitudes about management's credibility, job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third of the scoring is based on the company's responses to the Institute's Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, internal communications, training, recognition programs and diversity efforts. Any company that is at least seven years old with more than 1,000 U.S. employees is eligible.
The full list and related stories can be found at: FORTUNE.com/bestcompanies.
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