Santa Clara is ranked as the ninth-best place to work among large employers in the Bay Area, according to an annual survey by business newspapers. SCU was ranked No. 9 in the large employer category (more than 350 employees), joining a list that includes Genentech, Gordon & Rees LLP, and Mills Peninsula Health Services. SCU was the only higher education institution in the top 30 employers in the region.
The annual survey ranks the top 100 Best Places to Work in the Bay Area based on extensive questionnaires regarding benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention. Rankings are the result of a survey of more than 105,000 Bay Area workers.
“SCU has attracted an exceptional community of faculty and staff, students and parents, trustees and other volunteers, alumni, and benefactors,” said SCU President Paul Locatelli, S.J.
The 2005 “100 Best Places to Work” rankings are a joint project of San Francisco Business Times, Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, and East Bay Business Times. In electronic surveys administered by companies themselves, employees were asked 40 key questions about their workplace— questions that asked how happy they were with the work climate and culture, management practices and policies, and benefits offerings.