ARUP executives Sherrie Perkins and Andy Theurer point out ARUP in a wall of winners.
On Dec. 6, ARUP CEO Sherrie Perkins, MD, PhD, and President Andy Theurer, CPA, crossed a stage at Salt Lake City’s Grand America Hotel to accept a 2018 Best Companies to Work For Award.
The number (more than 800) and quality of responses from an employee survey earned ARUP this recognition. Utah Business Magazine requires this survey for any company competing for this award, in its annual effort to recognize Utah’s most employee-friendly companies.
“Each day, we deliver excellent patient care and do work that has meaning. It’s no surprise that many of our great benefits are focused on health and work/life balance.”
Responses included comments like this one: “I have always felt tremendous support from upper management to meet my goals and stretch beyond my abilities. I love how ARUP has so many different departments, both technical and nontechnical, that offer exciting chances to enhance education and try different types of jobs.”
Quick, eager feedback is not unusual at ARUP, but—along with very positive results in that survey—it helped ARUP’s application stand out, ARUP Human Resources Director Tom Topik said.
“ARUP is a forward-thinking and great company to work for, as evidenced by the survey,” Perkins said. “It’s incredibly exciting that ARUP has received this new honor, and everyone in the company should be proud to be a part of what makes ARUP great.”
ARUP joins an impressive group of winning companies, including Edwards Lifesciences, Vivint Smart Home, and Fidelity Investments. Competition was tough; ARUP was one of more than 100 companies that submitted entries this year. All companies were subject to a rigorous examination of workplace elements such as benefits and pay, fairness and opportunities, corporate culture, internal communication, and employee pride.
“Each day, we deliver excellent patient care and do work that has meaning,” Perkins said. “Whether we’re pathologists, R&D scientists, Client Services agents, account executives, or work in HR, IT, or one of the wide range of other jobs at ARUP, we do work that matters to advance lab medicine and patient care. It’s no surprise that many of our great benefits are focused on health and work/life balance.”
Read more about ARUP's free Family Health Clinic and Wellness Center , and check out some of our "Humans of ARUP" profiles here.
Catherine Arnold, Science Communications Writer
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